News: Turners rejigs its machinery auction and tenders

Hero_delta_text_(4)_croppedTurners is changing its national truck and machinery auction and weekly online tenders to make it easier for customers.

On Thursday 28 August the last live national trucks and machinery auction will be held at the Penrose Cars branch in Auckland.

From Monday 1 September the national trucks and machinery auction will be moving to online auctions only. The auctions will run for seven days and start every Monday from 6pm and finish the Monday following. Continue reading “Turners rejigs its machinery auction and tenders” »

News: Solid Energy mine disposal tender

12944367aaSolid Energy is disposing machinery from its Ohai mine site – all assets must be sold on its behalf by Turners. The tender closes Thursday August 28 at 4pm.

There are five large pieces of earthmoving equipment for sale including:

  • 2 x 2002 Cat 740 Articulated Dump Trucks
  • 2 x 2011 Hitachi ZX520-3 Excavators
  • 1 x 2006 Hitachi ZX225 USR Excavator

Continue reading “Solid Energy mine disposal tender” »

News: Chamber says leave Levin corridor alone

1pp2o_landing_pageThe Labour Party’s plans to mess with major parts of the Levin to Airport transport corridor if elected would be a setback for a vital link in the region’s infrastructure, says Wellington employers’ chamber of commerce president John Milford.

“Stopping the bulldozers on the Kapiti Expressway to look at the design and delaying the December start to Transmission Gully is not good news.

“We have waited long enough for these projects to start and we do not need further delays,” he says. Continue reading “Chamber says leave Levin corridor alone” »

News: Contractors’ Federation and Roading New Zealand become one body

aOD-DTruck-streamMembers of the New Zealand Contractors’ Federation (NZCF) and Roading New Zealand (RNZ) have voted unanimously to integrate the two organisations into one industry body.

The organisations have adopted a new name, Civil Contractors New Zealand, which will come into force on 1 September.

NZCF chief executive Jeremy Sole, who will lead the merged organisation, says the move would provide a single coherent voice representing the entire spectrum of services provided by New Zealand’s civil construction industry. Continue reading “Contractors’ Federation and Roading New Zealand become one body” »

News: Vehicle imports push trade balance into the red

cars-copyThe value of vehicles imported into NZ rose by 24.6% in July, helping to push NZ’s trade balance into the red.

Imports last month exceeded exports by $672 million, or 19%, reversing the trade surpluses of the previous five July months.

While the real damage was caused by a drop in dairy and forestry exports, the buoyant new and used import vehicle market also impacted. Continue reading “Vehicle imports push trade balance into the red” »

News: Funding cut for centre behind electric truck

1truckimagesThe Otaki-based clean technology centre which developed a $200,000 electric rubbish truck for the Kapiti Coast district council, has now lost its financial backing from Wellington’s economic development agency.

According to The Dominion Post, Grow Wellington is withdrawing its backing for Otaki’s Clean Technology Centre, saying it has failed to achieve results for ratepayers.

Grow Wellington owns the building, off Riverbank Rd which the centre occupies. It has now given three months’ notice to the six current occupants, and plans to let the space to industrial tenants instead. Continue reading “Funding cut for centre behind electric truck” »

News: Bridge upgrades needed for HPMV

the_bridge_at_clydevale_spanning_the_clutha_river__4e79e073bbThe New Zealand Transport Agency says that some bridges on State Highway 8 between Dunedin and Queenstown will need to be strengthened to allow High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMV) to cross them.

HPMV trucks exceed 44 tonnes and/or the maximum length allowed for standard vehicles and operate under a special permit.

NZTA highway and network operations told the Otago Daily Times that the bridges in Otago which it expects will need work to carry the weight of the HPMVs will be the Alexandra and Beaumont crossings of the Clutha River. Continue reading “Bridge upgrades needed for HPMV” »

News: Streamlined process accelerates Auckland Transport projects

Swanson-elThe upgrade of the suburban rail station at Swanson will be the first project to benefit from a streamlined process to simplify and accelerate funding approval for transport projects in Auckland.

The process has been developed by the NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport.

“It’s an important development that will allow more efficient use of staff time and resources” says NZTA planning and investment Manager in Auckland, Coralie O’Brien. Continue reading “Streamlined process accelerates Auckland Transport projects” »

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