News: Airport road gets final clearance for take off

20140512-kirkbride-road-intersection-img4Five years after initial designs were developed to separate SH20A from local traffic at the intersection of Kirkbride Road, contracts have now been signed off by NZTA and the MHX Alliance to get the project under way,

The MHX Kirkbride Alliance, comprising NZ Transport Agency, Fletcher Construction, Beca, and Higgins Contractors are now tasked with finalising the design and gearing up for construction in the New Year.

The Agency’s decision to award the contract to the MHX Kirkbride Alliance is due to its previous work on the Manukau Harbour Crossing and a demonstrated track record in delivering projects on time and on budget. Continue reading “Airport road gets final clearance for take off” »

News: Dorchester confirms name drop

turnersDorchester Pacific has confirmed what had been long suggested – that it will take on the Turners name now it has acquired the auctions business.

Turners has now been delisted, but the name will return to the NZX when Dorchester renames itself on February 1 next year.

“It doesn’t make sense to maintain two listed companies, so we had a decision to make,” says Dorchester chief executive and director Paul Byrnes. Continue reading “Dorchester confirms name drop” »

News: $1.5 million confirmed lost in Citifleet case

dunedin1An investigation into the operation of Dunedin City Council’s Citifleet division has been released – blaming the loss of $1.5 million on the divisions former manager.

Deloitte was engaged by the DCC in May to launch an investigation after staff identified what appeared to be a discrepancy in the number of Citifleet vehicles when implementing new financial procedures.

Soon after questions were first asked, Citifleet manager Brent Bachop died in a suspected suicide. Continue reading “$1.5 million confirmed lost in Citifleet case” »

News: New Zealand economy ‘fastest growing’

BE_BeehiveNew Zealand’s economy remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world according to Finance Minister Bill English.

Statistics New Zealand today reported gross domestic product expanded by 1.0% in the September quarter. This took annual growth – from the September quarter 2013 to the September quarter 2014 – to a revised 3.2%. This is the same as annual growth to June 2014 and equals the highest annual growth rate since September 2007. Average annual growth was 2.9 per cent.

“We are in the unusual but encouraging situation where we have solid economic growth, more employment and higher wages, but few pressures on inflation,” English says. “This suggests New Zealand’s economic growth potential before inflation sets in – essentially the speed limit of the economy – is higher than expected previously.” Continue reading “New Zealand economy ‘fastest growing’” »

News: $38.7 billion confirmed for land transport

SimonBridges_2011The Transport Minister has confirmed planned spending of nearly $40 billion on land transport in the next ten years.

Simon Bridges says $38.7 billion will be spent with regional networks, public transport, cycleways and road maintenance to benefit.

The investment programme is set out in the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS 2015) released by the Minister today. Continue reading “$38.7 billion confirmed for land transport” »

News: Fearful passengers abandon ‘erratic’ bus

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A number of tourists on board a bus from Christchurch to Greymouth abandoned it at Arthurs Pass because they feared for their safety.

The Press reports that passengers on a Atomic Shuttles bus became concerned about the erratic behaviour of the driver. A number of them got off at Arthurs Pass, and then some decided to hitchhike to their destination.

One American tourist told an employee at the Arthurs Pass Store and Cafe that the bus driver was driving quite erratically. Continue reading “Fearful passengers abandon ‘erratic’ bus” »

News: Consecutive award win for Isuzu Truck technician

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Isuzu Truck reports the winner of its technicians guild examination for 2014 is Transport Diesel & Marine employee Ashley Bennellick.

Bennellick took first place in the competition for the second consecutive year, followed by Mark Broadbent representing Auckland Truck Specialists, and Mark Van Groenedaal from Blackwells Commercial.

Isuzu after sales manager Trevor Moreland says there are many benefits to competing in the Isuzu Truck technicians guild exam. Continue reading “Consecutive award win for Isuzu Truck technician” »

News: Farm equipment at Turners truck and machinery auction

352687522Turners online national truck and machinery auction this week also contains a variety of quality farm equipment that must be sold. The assets are located in Balclutha, and in Milton in Otago.

The stock includes a tractor, offset discs, scales, a cultivator, a V rake, and a number of farm trailers.

The online auction of these farm assets conducted by the Turners national truck and machinery auction division will close on Monday December 22. Continue reading “Farm equipment at Turners truck and machinery auction” »

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