News: MPI’s new airport home

1918709_933428456738931_7809513141449273509_nThe Ministry for Primary Industries will become the latest addition to Auckland Airport’s business park at the ‘The Landing’ – three minutes from the airport’s terminals and featuring more than 100ha of extensively landscaped development land.

The new 17,000sqm premises will enable MPI to consolidate much of its Auckland services from passenger and cargo clearance and export certification, compliance and inspection to fisheries operations and the national detector dog centre into one location and retain the convenience and benefits of an airport location.

The centre will comprise over 4,000sqm of office space, significant storage and warehousing and kennels for up to 80 dogs. Continue reading “MPI’s new airport home” »

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News: ‘Ring-fencing’ option keeps seafarers working

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The government is allowing mariners with legacy certification from previous maritime authorities to have their tickets ring-fenced to save them the cost of moving to a new qualification.

From September 30, 2016, more than 30 types of ticket can be ring-fenced, including the master small home trade ship and third class steam engineer.

Many of these tickets are legacies from previous New Zealand maritime authorities, with some dating back to the middle of last century. Continue reading “‘Ring-fencing’ option keeps seafarers working” »

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News: Colourful rubbish truck supporting Cancer Society

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A uniquely colourfully designed new waste collection truck supporting cancer treatment and research is hitting the streets in both South and West Auckland on Daffodil Day, August 26.

The new EnviroNZ waste collection truck reflects the organisations new sponsorship relationship with the Auckland/Northland Cancer Society.

Yesterday, EnviroNZ’s Onehunga corporate office got a sneak peek of the new sunshine yellow and dark blue vehicle, featuring a giant Cancer Society daffodil. Continue reading “Colourful rubbish truck supporting Cancer Society” »

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News: Pike River inquiry changed health and safety approach

Rebecca-with-the-bookThe Pike River mine tragedy and subsequent commission of inquiry changed New Zealand’s approach to health and safety, but similar failures are found in many companies and industries today claims an investigative journalist.

Listener writer Rebecca Mcfie spent a year investigating the disaster and wrote the book Tragedy at Pike River: How and Why 29 Men Died.

She will be a key speaker at the Health and Safety Association of NZ (HASANZ) conference 2016, September 8-9 at Te Papa, Wellington. Continue reading “Pike River inquiry changed health and safety approach” »

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News: Penske appoints new on-highway director

Sean McLeanPenske Power Systems is appointing Sean McLean to the position of  on-highway director, focusing on the Detroit and Allison brands in Australia and New Zealand from September.

This position was vacated by Kevin Dennis in June 2016, following his promotion to Penske Commercial Vehicles managing director.

McLean will manage on-highway sales and aftersales, product and technical support along with dealer development. Continue reading “Penske appoints new on-highway director” »

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News: Network is the key to success

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This story first appeared in the August  issue of DieselTalk – CLICK HERE to download the magazine FREE

Southpac Trucks South Island manager Mike Gillespie says the company’s ongoing success is directly attributable to having both great products and an extensive service network throughout North Island and South Island.

Gillespie has been with the Colonial Motor Group for more than 25 years, starting out with the Kenworth and DAF truck brands at Timaru Motors, before moving to Southpac Trucks in Christchurch.

“I’ve got the gold watch for 25 years service with Colonial Motor Group,” he says proudly. Continue reading “Network is the key to success” »

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News: From humble beginnings to number one

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This story first appeared in the August  issue of DieselTalk – CLICK HERE to download the magazine FREE

Well-known New Zealand transport trailer manufacturer, Patchell Group, was first founded as a general engineering operation by Ian Patchell in Rotorua, in 1972.

From manufacturing bush canopies for forestry bulldozers for Gough, Gough and Hamer, Cable Price, and Komatsu in the 1980s, Patchell Group moved into log transport equipment manufacturing.

Providing low-tare high-tech trailers to forestry companies and logging truck owner-drivers become the backbone of the company’s business, which it continues to be to this day. Continue reading “From humble beginnings to number one” »

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News: World-first UAV pizza delivery trial for New Zealand

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Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the announcement that New Zealand will host a world-first trial of pizza delivery using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – commonly known as drones.

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (Domino’s) have announced in Auckland today that they have joined forces with UAV industry leader Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world.

“Domino’s and Flirtey have chosen New Zealand for the trial because our forward-thinking aviation regulations encourage innovation, while protecting safety,” Bridges says. Continue reading “World-first UAV pizza delivery trial for New Zealand” »

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