News: InterCity passengers enjoy extra comfort

Travellers on InterCity’s direct bus service between Hamilton and Auckland Airport can now get an extra taste of comfort on the road.

Two new InterCity Gold buses are now operating on the route, offering the choice of standard seats or premium Gold seats.

The Gold seats offer large soft leather recliners with individual charge ports and power outlets. Continue reading “InterCity passengers enjoy extra comfort” »

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News: Mercedes Benz Urban e-Truck gets limited global release

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing the world´s first all-electric heavy-duty truck to market, but only 20 units will be available in 2017.

Following the presentation of the Urban eTruck -with a range of up to 200 km – at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in 2016, the first vehicles will be delivered to customers this year.

The Urban eTruck will initially go in a low two-figure number of units to customers in Germany – and later in Europe too. It will be tested in real transportation applications there. Continue reading “Mercedes Benz Urban e-Truck gets limited global release” »

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News: Labour proposing Gisborne prefab housing factory

Labour says investing up to $20 million in a prefabricated house plant and associated infrastructure such as the port and road network will grow Gisborne’s economy and make its people better off.

“The plant will directly employ dozens of locals in high skill jobs and contribute to additional employment throughout the Gisborne community,” says Labour.

It says the Gisborne region is producing massive amounts of wood, most of which are sent overseas as raw logs. Adding value by processing the wood is carried out overseas, whereas it could be done locally creating jobs and wealth for the region. Continue reading “Labour proposing Gisborne prefab housing factory” »

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News: Profitable Auckland Airport’s traffic concerns

Auckland Airport says its 22.5% increase in profit for first half of the 2017 fiscal year reflects continued growth in tourism to New Zealand.

But the company says that improving land transport access to Auckland Airport must remain a priority for central and local government transport agencies as the number of international airlines using the airfield has increased by 50% in 18 months.

The board chair of Auckland Airport Sir Henry van der Hayden says the ongoing growth is putting additional pressure on the city’s transport network. Continue reading “Profitable Auckland Airport’s traffic concerns” »

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News: Ramp signals at Waterview optimising traffic flow

Ramp signals will help to regulate traffic flow on both ramps leading in the Waterview Tunnel and the eastbound ramp out of the tunnel when it opens in April.

“They will only operate when there’s a need to optimise traffic flow, that could, in reality, mean they are infrequently used,” says NZTA Auckland highway manager Brett Gliddon.

“We don’t expect this to lead to significant queues and headlines suggesting the ramp signals will create gridlock are misleading,” he says. Continue reading “Ramp signals at Waterview optimising traffic flow” »

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News: Coronado called up for Freightliner Racing duty

Freightliner Racing has revealed a new-look Commodore Supercar and Coronado prime mover that will haul it to each race.

The Albury-based team has switched from black and red to a white and silver livery topped off with a striking new shade of red for the car driven by Tim Slade.

It has also replaced its Freightliner Argosy cab over prime mover with a new Freightliner Coronado 114, a model with a set-forward front axle. Continue reading “Coronado called up for Freightliner Racing duty” »

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News: New president takes the wheel at Motoring Writer’s Guild

Robert Barry

The New Zealand Motoring Writer’s Guild has elected DIESELtalk editor and Auto Media Group chief reporter Robert Barry as its president for the next twelve months.

Barry takes over at the wheel from immediate past president Liz Dobson who has led the guild for the last two years.

“We live in an automotive world of constant change, so it’s more important than ever to have a professional group of independent journalists such as the New Zealand Motoring Writer’s Guild,” says Barry. Continue reading “New president takes the wheel at Motoring Writer’s Guild” »

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News: New cars revving up Kiwi retail sales

New car sales continue to push the volume of total retail trade sales up in New Zealand, with sales rising 1.9% in the December 2016 quarter reports Statistics NZ.

It says motor-vehicles sales led most of the quarterly industry movements over 2016.

“More expensive cars and SUV vehicles are selling well, especially in Auckland, according to comments from car dealers and industry experts,” says business indicators manager Tehseen Islam. Continue reading “New cars revving up Kiwi retail sales” »

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