News: Diesel 63 cents a litre at Gull Atiamuri

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Gull dropped fuel prices this morning by three cents a litre at all its company controlled outlets.

“Looking at the prices the oil companies have set, in neighbourhoods where Gull isn’t available, they have an average range of $1.769 to $1.799 for regular petrol and 92.9 to 95.9 cents per litre for diesel,” says Gull general manager Dave Bodger.

“This differs from our average by a minimum of 15 cents per litre for regular and 14 cents per litre for diesel,” says Bodger. Continue reading “Diesel 63 cents a litre at Gull Atiamuri” »

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News: Chamber head says Port serious about maintaining status

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The latest decision by Ports of Auckland (POAL) to establish a Waikato inland port shows it is serious about keeping its’s hard-won status as the most efficient port in Australasia says the head of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber head Micheal Barnett says establishing an inland port in Hamilton, allows POAL to give upper North Island businesses a greater choice of moving exports and imports around New Zealand and offshore.

“Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce members and other companies in the Waikato will primarily benefit,” says Barnett. Continue reading “Chamber head says Port serious about maintaining status” »

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News: South Port sees more than 50% interim net profit increase

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South Port New Zealand reports its interim net profit improved 53.8% to $5.06 million, in the six months to 31 December 2015, compared with $3.29 million in the corresponding period last year.

The Bluff-based company experienced an unexpected 2% lift in tonnage, despite budgeting for reduced volumes as suggested by customers from the slow-down in the Chinese economy and lower international agriculture prices.

“Total cargo volumes rose 33,000 tonnes or 2%, to 1,512,000 tonnes, compared with 1,479,000 tonnes in the prior corresponding period,” says South Port chief executive Mark O’Connor. Continue reading “South Port sees more than 50% interim net profit increase” »

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News: Retaining trolleybus fleet “throwing good money after bad.”

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The pathway from the old trolleybus fleet to all-new electric buses via an interim fleet of diesel and diesel hybrids for Wellington public transport is the best way forward according to the chief executive of the local electricity provider.

Wellington Electricity chief executive officer Greg Skelton has issued a statement supporting the Greater Wellington regional council’s decision to take this route to change its public bus fleet.

“It is important that we hold fast to a vision of an all-electric future and not anchored in a by-gone era which has become technically obsolete,” says Skelton. Continue reading “Retaining trolleybus fleet “throwing good money after bad.”” »

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News: Lyttelton prepares for huge sea freight increase

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Lyttelton Pic 2Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) says the opening of its new Cashin Quay 2 (CQ2) wharf is preparation for a huge forecasted freight growth.

LPC manages 56% of the South Island’s total import/exports and its volume growth is forecast to rise at greater than GDP levels throughout the next 30 years, from more than 37,000 TEU (20-foot container equivalents) to about 1.2 million TEU a year by 2043.

The port company will also increase its navigation channel by two metres allowing ships with a draught of up to 14.4 metres to dock at its facility. Continue reading “Lyttelton prepares for huge sea freight increase” »

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News: Light-duty trucks lead used import registrations

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Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 1.55.27 PMLight-duty trucks (3500 to 9000kg GVM) continue to be the largest number of used imported heavy commercial vehicle registrations.

Light-duty used imported vehicles accounted for 97 registrations in January 2016, 14% up on the previous corresponding period’s figure of 85. Toyota led the market with 25 registrations in this category, followed by Isuzu on 22, Mitsubishi on 14, Nissan on 14, Fiat on 9 and Hino on 6.

Medium-duty (9001-to 23,000kg GVM) used imported commercial vehicles saw only four registrations in January 2016, down from 10 in the previous corresponding period. Continue reading “Light-duty trucks lead used import registrations” »

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News: Southpac Trucks expanding in Waikato

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Southpac Trucks Limited is planning to establish a new truck dealership, and is acquiring land on Arthur Porter Drive for the construction of new premises.

The proximity of the new dealership to the Waikato Expressway at Te Rapa is ideal for heavy truck access to and from the motorway.

Southpac Trucks says the new dealership will enable it to increase its support for its Waikato-based operators of DAF and Kenworth trucks, and expand the company’s sale and distribution of TRP-branded truck and trailer parts. Continue reading “Southpac Trucks expanding in Waikato” »

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News: Eight classic fire engines join the 2016 Variety Trillian Bash

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Eight classic fire engines and mini Kenworth truck will join the Thunderbirds and a line-up of historic cars to kick off the annual Variety Trillian Bash.

The convoy is leaving Levin’s Tatum Park on Saturday, March 12, regrouping at Stevens Motors Ford in Wellington, then heading for the Bluebridge ferry dock from 11.30am for a lineup ahead of the 1.30 sailing.

The Bash raises funds for Variety – The Children’s Charity in its bid to give a hand up to needy Kiwi kids. Continue reading “Eight classic fire engines join the 2016 Variety Trillian Bash” »

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