Increases in safety and efficiency are the target outcomes of the new Upper North Island Freight Accord – released today. The Accord was developed by the NZ Transport Agency with the support of a number Read More
Increases in safety and efficiency are the target outcomes of the new ...
The New Zealand division of global vehicle auctioneer Manheim has reported record growth for the year. New Zealand general manager Andrew Sherliker notes investment in technology and new product offerings has meant a big boost Read More
The New Zealand division of global vehicle auctioneer Manheim has repo ...
Caution is being urged over buying farm machinery directly from online after a number of scam incidents.
Tractor and Machinery Association of New Zealand (TAMA) president Mark Hamilton-Manns says the organisation was aware of a number of incidents, including a South Island farmer who paid a deposit and transport costs for a tractor advertised online, only to find the listing was a scam.
Some who received their purchases also encountered problems, including one facing a $20,000 bill for cleaning a second-hand mower, imported from Europe. Continue reading “Warning over tractor scam” »
Caution is being urged over buying farm machinery directly from online ...
A Kiwi charity is hitting the road in a specially modified shipping container to reach more New Zealanders who are living with the gruelling side effects of cancer treatment.
Look Good Feel Better provides free workshops for people with any type of cancer and will use the container as a mobile base for free Feel Better classes in areas of the country they have not previously been able to support.
The 40 foot container – named Look Good Feel Better On the Move – has been decorated with the charities trademark butterflies and modified inside to accommodate workshop participants with the addition of comfy couches, tables and chairs, storage, and floor to ceiling mirrors. Continue reading “Charity hits the road in travelling shipping container” »
A Kiwi charity is hitting the road in a specially modified shipping co ...
The Ministry for Primary Industries confirms it immediately commenced an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of bobby calves – as reported on DieselTalk yesterday.
MPI deputy director general regulation and assurance Scott Gallacher says the nature of the footage aired on TVNZ’s Sunday programme was unacceptable.
Included in the mistreatment was rough handling by transport operators. Continue reading “MPI continues to work on bobby calf issue” »
The Ministry for Primary Industries confirms it immediately commenced ...
Prime Minister John Key overnight conveyed a message from close to 40 nations calling for the removal of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.
Key presented United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres with the Friends of Fossil Subsidy Reform Communique at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
“Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies is absolutely vital if the world is to succeed in substantially reducing emissions,” says Key. Continue reading “PM calls to end for fuel subsidies” »
Prime Minister John Key overnight conveyed a message from close to 40 ...
The diesel industry can face 2016 with confidence, on the back of the ANZ’s latest business confidence survey.
The survey depicts an economy picking up again, boosted by the confidence of a net inflow of migrants who view NewZealand as a better place to live, than where they came from.
Business sentiment continued to improve in November with a net 14% of businesses are optimistic about the general economy over the year ahead. Continue reading “Diesel industry sweeps confidently into 2016” »
The diesel industry can face 2016 with confidence, on the back of the ...
A key leader of Auckland’s transport system will be moving into a national role.
Former chief executive of the Auckland Regional Transport Authority, Fergus Gammie has been appointed chief executive of the NZ Transport Agency, confirmed in an announcement from board chair Chris Moller.
Moller says the Board has made this appointment after an international recruitment process that attracted a very strong field of candidates. Continue reading “New NZTA boss confirmed” »
A key leader of Auckland’s transport system will be moving into a nati ...
The NZ Shipping Federation has welcomed the review of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as an opportunity to ‘put things right’.
Operators of ships that travel into New Zealand from foreign waters do not have to pay for ETS credits as part of their fuel costs when refuelling (bunkering) in New Zealand.
NZSF executive director Annabel Young says the foreign ships are competing with local operators who are charged the full price of local ETS credits, claiming his is not a level playing field, is unfair and adds to the cost to the goods transported. Continue reading “Local shipping welcomes ETS review” »
The NZ Shipping Federation has welcomed the review of the NZ Emissions ...
Dairy industry bodies say they are appalled at the care of Bobby calves revealed in video footage recorded by animal rights group Farmwatch – with a small minority of transporters also alleged to be involved in issues.
Among mistreatment recorded by Farmwatch, and released in conjunction with SAFE, includes truck drivers roughly throwing calves into the back of trucks.
DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says cruel, and illegal practices are in no way condoned or accepted by the industry as part of dairy farming. Continue reading “Transporters involved in calf mistreatment” »
Dairy industry bodies say they are appalled at the care of Bobby calve ...