News: Preventing velvetleaf spread critical says RCNZ

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Agricultural contractors around the country must play their part in preventing the spread of the invasive weed velvetleaf, says Rural Contractors NZ (RCNZ) president Steve Levet.

Levet stresses the importance of biosecurity and machinery hygiene practices on, and between farms, in controlling the spread velvetleaf and says rural contractors have an important role to play in this.

“Contractors need to be conscious of the potential of spreading velvetleaf when moving between properties, or between areas of the same property, and to take responsibility in managing these risks,” he says. Continue reading “Preventing velvetleaf spread critical says RCNZ” »

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News: Feedback sought on seafarer certification proposal

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Maritime NZ has proposed changes to the SeaCert seafarer certification framework that would make it easier for those with some older certificates to continue working and is seeking industry feedback.

Consultation material is available online maritimenz.govt.nz/consultation.

The consultation will run until 7 June, with a series of public meetings planned around the country from mid-May. Continue reading “Feedback sought on seafarer certification proposal” »

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News: Auckland truckies vying for national honours

Truck-Driving-Champ-cmca-2-300x200Thirty-four Auckland truck drivers put their skills on the line at Ardmore Airport last weekend competing for the 2016 regional champion driver trophy.

Event sponsor TR Group supplied all the vehicles to ensure a level playing field during the competition which saw testing of the entrants knowledge of heavy vehicle laws and compliance and their forward and reversing skills over a challenging course.

Organiser and National Road Carriers executive officer Grant Turner told the the contest enhances competitors knowledge and expertise, making them better truck drivers in their everyday work. Continue reading “Auckland truckies vying for national honours” »

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News: April best since ’82 – with tables

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In 1982 Michael Jackson released Thriller, the Brits retook the Falklands, and it was the last time April new vehicle sales were higher than they are today.

Last month saw 9,939 new vehicle registrations, up 7% (649 units) on April 2015.

There were 6,789 passenger vehicle registrations and 3,150 commercial vehicle registrations, which were once again the highest month of April on record for commercial vehicle registrations. Continue reading “April best since ’82 – with tables” »

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News: Hilux returns to market lead; Kia top passenger car – with tables

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The Toyota Hilux returned to the top of the vehicle market in April – with a Kia leading the passenger sector.

The top three models for the month of April were again light commercial vehicles, reflecting continued strong demand for 4×2 and 4×4 utes.

Toyota Hilux regained its position as the monthly top selling commercial model for April with 17% market share (535 units). The Ford Ranger was the second best seller with 16% market share (507 units) with the Nissan Navara at 10% (327 units). Continue reading “Hilux returns to market lead; Kia top passenger car – with tables” »

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News: Ducks in luck with GPS goodies

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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Auckland helps more than 15,000 animals each year.

Thanks to GPS Fleet tracking provider Navman Wireless, SPCA field officers, and inspectors are now getting to the animals quicker than before.

The society’s fleet of ten rescue vans uses GPS tracking devices and in-cab messaging terminals. Continue reading “Ducks in luck with GPS goodies” »

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News: Report reveals realities of tourist road toll

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A new report gets to the truth about overseas drivers on our roads – and it seems we’ve got a bit wrong.

Associate transport minister Craig Foss has released an in-depth analysis of overseas drivers’ crash record on our roads for the past 15 years

“Overseas licence holders, including short-term visitors, crash for the same reasons as New Zealand drivers,” said Foss Continue reading “Report reveals realities of tourist road toll” »

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News: Safety first

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In the interests of helping its members understand the new Health and Safety at Work Act, the IMVIA has recommended that everyone watch the presentation embedded below on health and safety, presented by Worksafe NZ CEO Gordon MacDonald.

Don’t run – while in the past the complexities of rules and regulations, often contradicting each other, could be draining to comprehend – and horrendous to try and apply to the workplace. Continue reading “Safety first” »

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