News: Services lead to growth in GDP

1022_gdp-stack-coins_416x4161Strong growth in service industries saw gross domestic product (GDP) rise 0.7% in the June 2014 quarter, says Statistics New Zealand.

The result has lifted annual growth to 3.9% – the strongest for 10 years.

Overall, services increased 1.4%, the highest growth since the December 2006 quarter. Business services (up 4.2%) was the main driver, although accommodation and food services increased 3.0%. Continue reading “Services lead to growth in GDP” »

News: Weekend closures on State Highway 16

Highway-Care-Intl---NZ-Causeway-pic-2AThe NZ Transport Agency says closures will have a big impact on drivers using a section of Auckland’s Northwestern motorway city-bound (State Highway 16) and the Great North Road interchange during the weekend of 27/28 September.

NZTA will close all three city-bound lanes of the motorway for 16 hours between Te Atatu Road and Rosebank Road including the Lincoln Road city bound on-ramp. The closure will start at 5pm on Saturday 27 September and will remain in place until 9am on Sunday 28 September.

Signposted detour routes will be through busy local roads, and NZTA is asking drivers to avoid the area and take alternative routes or leave the car at home and use public transport. Continue reading “Weekend closures on State Highway 16” »

News: DIESELtalk welcomes new industry supporter : Mobil Delvac 1

MDelvac1_V-TMDIESELtalk has welcomed a new industry supporter Mobil Delvac 1 which a brand new lubricant to market which is distributed to the transport, agricultural contracting, mining, logging and construction sectors by Allied Lubricants.

Mobil says that Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 is a fully synthetic, heavy-duty diesel engine oil that combines advanced engine protection for modern low emissions vehicles with enhanced fuel economy potential and other sustainability-related benefits such as engine durability, emissions system protection and extended drain capability. Continue reading “DIESELtalk welcomes new industry supporter : Mobil Delvac 1” »

News: Jade Software appoints new independent director

JADE_5Jade Software Corporation has appointed Paddy Boyle to its board of directors as the company seeks more export opportunities.

Jade says it’s ambitious approach to exporting innovations will benefit from Boyle’s experience in governance and high-growth businesses.

Boyle chairs marine electronics company, Electronic Navigation Ltd, is a director of Innova Products Ltd (formerly Click Clack), and is a member of Fonterra’s milk price panel. Continue reading “Jade Software appoints new independent director” »

News: Green light for Ruakura logistics hub development

masterplan-smallA proposed logistics hub development on land owned by Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) at Ruakura will now become a reality.

TGH and Chedworth Properties have final approval from the Ruakura board of inquiry to re-zone more than 800 hectares of land from rural to ‘employment and residential’ use for a proposed $3.3 million development.

Part of the development will include a state of the art logistics hub comprised of an industrial park and inland port tapping into strong rail links says TGH chief executive Mike Pohio. Continue reading “Green light for Ruakura logistics hub development” »

News: Waikato police target unsafe truck driving

cs-waikato-land-use-800The Waikato Police have commenced a two-week safety operation targeting truck drivers. It says the message is simple – take your safety seriously.

In the first two days of the campaign starting last Friday, 80 heavy motor vehicles were stopped. Of these, 19 were exceeding 90 km/h and five were exceeding 50 km/h. Police say eight of the drivers were not wearing a seatbelt.

Waikato Road Policing Manager Freda Grace says “These drivers can’t afford to get complacent. When you get into a heavy motor vehicle you are not suddenly invincible and exempt from rules like wearing seat-belts,” says Waikato road policing manager Freda Grace. Continue reading “Waikato police target unsafe truck driving” »

News: Truckers come out of retirement for one day

logosA number of truck drivers will come out of retirement for a day to be ambassadors at the Tyre General GT Radial Trucking 2014 event being held at Wigram Airforce museum on October 11.

“As the wheels roll from all over NZ to converge in Christchurch, the old truckers will be getting ready to be our ambassadors for the day,” says NZ Trucking Association executive officer Carol McGready.

“They will be on hand at Trucking 2014 to answer any questions, take gold coin donations, and they will be delighted to share their stories with the visiting public. Continue reading “Truckers come out of retirement for one day” »

News: Turners lands Downers deal

Downer-NZ_snow_clearingTurners Group has announced an exclusive deal with one of the country’s biggest engineering, contracting and infrastructure companies, Downers, to manage the sale and disposal of all its vehicles and plant assets.

The growing sales volumes in Turners’ commercial division has prompted the company to expand its facilities, with a new specialised commercial yard recently opened in Christchurch. A new site in Roscommon Rd has also been acquired to meet the increased transaction volume of trucks and machinery in the Auckland market.

Turners expects to sell several hundred assets a year for Downer, from trucks, trailers, loaders and excavators to mowers, scrub cutters and plate compactors. The company has a portfolio of over 10,000 assets. Continue reading “Turners lands Downers deal” »

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