News: OIO approves NZTA preferred Puhoi-Warkworth bidder

thumbnail_puhoi_image_recolour-2The Overseas Investment Office is granting consent for investment to the New Zealand Transport Agencies preferred consortium bidder for the new Puhoi-Warkworth road.

The NX2 consortium now has the go-ahead to purchase a leasehold interest in 1700 hectares of land to construct and maintain the new Puhoi to Warkworth road which will become part of the new primary connection between Auckland and Northland in the government’s roads of national significance programme.

The new motorway will extend the Northern Motorway (SH1) from the Johnstone’s Hill tunnels just south of Pūhoi to a point north of Warkworth. Continue reading “OIO approves NZTA preferred Puhoi-Warkworth bidder” »

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News: BP launching Android Pay at retail sites

thumbnail_android-pay-logo_thumb800Retail payments for BNZ customers become easier today with Android Pay launching at BP stores.

BP’s retail head Debi Boffa says this is the latest in a series of offers available at BP to make customer payments simpler, convenient and secure.

“We’re constantly looking at new ways to help our customers tap into faster ways to pay and we’ve teamed up with Google to help us deliver that,” says Boffa. Continue reading “BP launching Android Pay at retail sites” »

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News: Mercedes-Benz launching LC70 cab chassis competitor

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Mercedes-Benz New Zealand is launching a Land Cruiser 70 competitor in the form of the G-Professional 300 CDI cab chassis.

It is building the G-Professional 300 CDI cab chassis at the same facility as the G-Class off-roader and leveraging the decades of continuous improvement of the “G-wagen’s” off-road capability.

The “G-Pro” carries a 2,085kg payload (4,490 kg GVM) without a tray. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz launching LC70 cab chassis competitor” »

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News: Transport funding willingness won’t last without progress: AA

aa-benefitAA Members are more optimistic about the plan of carriage that has emerged from the Auckland Transport Alignment Process, but the optimism – and the willingness to pay – won’t last if they don’t see progress says the organisation.

Auckland AA Members are ready to consider new ways to pay for the city’s transport infrastructure, but the most straightforward – and popular – tool may be one the Council already has at hand.

That’s the main viewpoint taken from a recent survey of 1100 Auckland AA Members, which tested views on three of the leading possibilities for alternative funding: a regional fuel tax, a motorway toll, and the sale of Council-owned assets. Continue reading “Transport funding willingness won’t last without progress: AA” »

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News: Limited edition Hilux TRD arriving January 1

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Toyota New Zealand is launching a special edition Hilux TRD (Toyota Racing Development) into dealerships on January 1.

TRD is Toyota’s global in-house division which produces performance parts and accessories for a wide range of its models.

It is equipping the 2017 Hilux TRD with matte black accessories and a remote locking motorised ABS plastic hard lid – a New Zealand first, and exclusive to the TRD Toyota. Continue reading “Limited edition Hilux TRD arriving January 1” »

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News: Stop stalling East-West link says Auckland Chamber head

Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Massey University joint lunch with the Minister of Finance Minister, Hon Bill English. Auckland Heritage Grand Tearoom 26 February 2014

Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer Micheal Barnett

“NZTA should keep its promise to lodge a consent application for the East-West link in early December,” says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett.

Barnett is responding to a late bid by Auckland Council’s planning committee to requesting NZTA to delay lodging the application to the Environment Protection Agency until 2017 so NZTA could further consider an alternative design proposal.

“The East-West project has been under public engagement and consultation since mid-2014. NZTA has had plenty of opportunities to consider all manner of alternative designs,” says Barnett. Continue reading “Stop stalling East-West link says Auckland Chamber head” »

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News: All options on table for quake-damaged port buildings

thumbnail_image001Centreport has put all options on the table as the company decides what to do with some of its damaged buildings.

Those range from repair to demolition.

Chief executive Derek Nind says the company is focussed on safety and the resumption of port services. Continue reading “All options on table for quake-damaged port buildings” »

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News: QuayConnect service keeps NZ wine moving

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Port Nelson’s QuayConnect has handled an additional 40% of wine freight across the top of the South Island since the November 14 earthquake.

QuayConnect is a Nelson – Marlborough integrated warehousing, transport and logistics service established by Port Nelson in February this year as a more sustainable way of distributing goods.

In partnership with Central Express Ltd, QuayConnect’s model optimises import and export loads, reducing the number of trucks on the road without reducing freight movement across the regions. Continue reading “QuayConnect service keeps NZ wine moving” »

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