News: Shift for Turners Tauranga

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Turners is shifting its Tauranga branch – but remaining in the Mount Maunganui Area.

The brand will be moving just a couple of kilometres, from 101 Hewletts Road to 26 Hull Road.

The existing branch will be closed from 5.30pm Thursday, February 5. On Monday, February 9, at 8am the branch will open at the new site. Continue reading “Shift for Turners Tauranga” »

News: OCR unchanged at 3.5%

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 10.44.42 amThe Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5% – indicating there is the potential for it to fall, rather than an expected rise, in the future.

The RBZN notes our trading partners are still showing weaker economic results, and lower oil costs have crated volatility for some.

“The lower oil price will have a significant impact on prices and activity in New Zealand,” the bank said in its statement this morning. “The most direct and immediate effects are through fuel prices, with the price of regular petrol falling from a national average of $2.23 in mid-2014 to $1.73 currently. Continue reading “OCR unchanged at 3.5%” »

News: Port to remain open during strike

featured_item_image_212458Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) expects parts of the Port will continue to operate during the one day strike by Rail and Maritime Transport Union workers, planned for February 11.

Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since December 17 and yesterday they endorsed a series of full withdrawals of labour at the port.

“Our members have voted to escalate their campaign for a just and fair collective agreement and this afternoon, and we have issued notice of the first full 24 hour withdrawal of labour from midday on 11 February,” says RMTU general secretary Wayne Butson. Continue reading “Port to remain open during strike” »

News: Exciting year for Mito trainee

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It has been an exciting couple of years for Renee Conroy— the young achiever has completed MITO’s Freight Forwarding programme and won a prestigious award.

The 24-year-old customer services supervisor at CEVA Logistics (NZ) Ltd in Auckland won the 2014 New Zealand Young Achiever Award from the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation.

The prize included a trip to Singapore with $1,000 spending money and two port tours, as well as a nomination for the International Young Freight Forwarder of the Year Award. Continue reading “Exciting year for Mito trainee” »

News: Truck batteries at risk in South Auckland

Century_N100MF_batteryCounties Manukau Police are asking all truckies and other operators of commercial vehicles to take extra precautions to protect their property following a spate of burglaries recently.

“Truck batteries have been targeted in Manurewa and are being sold to second-hand parts dealers,” says detective sergeant Gareth Brown of Manurewa Police.

“As many as thirty batteries have been taken in the past four weeks, stolen in overnight burglaries from commercial premises.” Continue reading “Truck batteries at risk in South Auckland” »

News: $28k spent to dump truck

SNR919H-Detail-PropertyWhangarei District Council has spent more than $28,803 in an attempt to get rid of a rusting truck now worth $1500, that it seized two years ago for displaying advertising signs on a public road.

According to the Northern Advocate, Magic Tyres and Mags owner Brian May went to court after the council impounded his Isuzu truck in January 2013 from outside his previous business premises on Okara Drive for displaying advertising signs which the council says were a breach of local bylaws.

The district council did not make an order for the truck’s disposal but ruled in June 2014 that it was parked in a public place in breach of the council’s signs bylaw 2005. Continue reading “$28k spent to dump truck” »

News: Iveco Powerstar makes the Dakar top ten

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Two Iveco Powerstar trucks secured sixth and ninth positions respectively in this years Dakar Rally.

The highest placed Iveco Truck was piloted by Dutch driver and previous Dakar winner, Hans Stacey, at the wheel of a Powerstar boasting 900 horsepower from its Cursor 13 engine. The Powerstar nameplate has its origins in Australia, with Iveco’s road-going trucks of the same name having been developed here.

As well as finishing high in the overall truck standings, Iveco says the two Powerstar trucks also recorded several stage wins, giving its drivers confidence for next year’s race. Continue reading “Iveco Powerstar makes the Dakar top ten” »

News: NZTA to developer: Show us the money

glenda-drive-area-frankton-flats-img3Shotover park developer Porter Group has arranged for two-thirds of the required private contributions for new roading projects in Queenstown.

CEO Alastair Porter says the State Highway 6 Eastern Arterial Road roundabout project was long overdue.

He says NZTA had made it clear that a private funding contribution was essential for this project to proceed. Continue reading “NZTA to developer: Show us the money” »

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