News: Dunedin fleet boss stands down over missing cars

dunetincityThe manager responsible for the department that manages Dunedin City
Council¹s vehicle fleet – Citifleet – has stood down over the ongoing
case of money missing from the disposal of vehicles.

The Otago Daily Times reports that infrastructure and
networks general manager Tony Avery has resigned, saying he accepts
management responsibility for the scandal rests with him.

But he maintains he was not aware of the alleged fraud, or involved. Continue reading “Dunedin fleet boss stands down over missing cars” »

News: Seasonal change brings higher risk of truck crashes

nztaaWarmer weather and the start of Daylight Saving have been identified as
at risk times for truck crashes and rollovers on the Kaikoura Coast.

During the last five years, the months before and after the start and
end of Daylight Saving have seen the highest number of truck crashes on
State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura.

The NZ Transport Agency¹s transport officers manager Tony McNeill says
not only does the start of spring bring longer, warmer days but also a
seasonal increase in the number of trucks on the highway. Continue reading “Seasonal change brings higher risk of truck crashes” »

News: Improved profit; parcels overtakes letters revenue

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 2.34.24 pmThe first year of the New Zealand Post Group¹s five-year strategy has
yielded an improved operating performance in 2014.

The ‘Delivering our Future¹ refreshed strategy, announced last year,
aims to transform the Group in response to falling letter volumes and
profit growth opportunities in financial services and parcels.

The Group¹s reported net profit after tax (NPAT) for the year was $107
million. The corresponding figure from the previous year was $121
million ­ which was bolstered by a gain of $72 million from the sale of
Datacom. Continue reading “Improved profit; parcels overtakes letters revenue” »

News: Union leader latest death at LPC

F3182797-2433-4B97-998C-6EB3EC870932The branch president of the Maritime Union is the latest to die in an
incident at the port of Lyttleton.

The union issued a statement this morning saying it was greatly
saddened by the death of Brad Fletcher yesterday. It is understood
Fletcher was driving a scissor lift that fell over.

Maritime Union national secretary Joe Fleetwood says the death of Brad
Fletcher was a great shock. Continue reading “Union leader latest death at LPC” »

News: Kiwirail profit down on ferry, train trouble

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Kiwirail has announced a profit lower than last year off the back of issues with its new engines and the Aratere ferry.

The state owned enterprise today reported a profit of $77.5 – down 28% on last year, on revenue similar to the previous year at $724 million.

But with write-offs of assets the total loss is effectively $248 million. Continue reading “Kiwirail profit down on ferry, train trouble” »

News: ‘Phantom’ finance leads to prison

prison-barsTwo Hamilton businessman who financed equipment multiple times in order to keep their business running have been sent to prison.

In the Hamilton District Court yesterday, Brett Ralph Dutton, 49, and James Peter Moore, 51, were jailed for the offending between March 2007 and October 2008.

According to the Waikato Times, Judge Robert Spear described the offending as “cynical” and “deliberate”. Continue reading “‘Phantom’ finance leads to prison” »

News: EROAD adds supplier detail to platform

Icos-Partner-Gateway-Screenshot-v3EROAD has launched a new system allowing users to see data sourced from suppliers on their main fleet view screen.

The new ‘Partner Gateway’ provides customers with an real time view of their vehicle activity by displaying jobs, temperatures, weights and other useful data from suppliers.

The company says that if a data supplier can submit the information to the customer’s EROAD Depot in an agreed format, Partner Gateway can display it. Continue reading “EROAD adds supplier detail to platform” »

News: Interislander terminal land sold

clifford-524x400Kiwirail has sold land originally held for the development of an inter-island ferry terminal at Clifford Bay.

The move comes after the government last year decided not to proceed with developing a terminal on the site, which would have cut transit times across the channel.

The 413 hectare site has been sold to wine grower Peter Yealands for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading “Interislander terminal land sold” »

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