The time is right for improved road and rail integration to yield more benefits for the Bay of Plenty economy, says a local industry group. The Bay of Connections Freight Logistics Action Group (FLAG) met Read More
The time is right for improved road and rail integration to yield more ...
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics’ has opened its new 15,000-square-metre ambient and controlled-temperature warehousing complex and head office at Landing Drive, Auckland Airport. The bespoke facility unites Hellmann’s two previously-separate Auckland operations into one location. Hellmann New Read More
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics’ has opened its new 15,000-square-metre a ...
Will we all be banned from driving in 30 years time? That is one of the questions the Ministry of Transport posed as it launched a new future planning programme yesterday.
The ‘Transport Future Visions’ project features the publishing of a number of ‘stories’ looking at sectors of transport, and how technology will change the way we get around and move goods in the future.
The public will be surveyed having seen the stories – there are four initially with more to come – as to what future they want to see. Continue reading “VIDEO: Ministry takes long-term transport view” »
Will we all be banned from driving in 30 years time? That is one of th ...
TMP, the company that owns and operates the international motorsport park at Taupo, say it is to be renamed the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park.
The motorsport park’s future was re-assured following a financial and management re-structure in mid-2015 that kept the ownership of the park in local hands with a new board and management.
TMP have concluded arrangements with Patricia and Amanda McLaren, widow and daughter of the late Bruce McLaren for this to happen.
McLaren, a New Zealand race-car designer, driver and engineer was a winner of four World Championship Formula 1 Grands Prix.
He also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 alongside fellow Kiwi, now Taupo resident, Chris Amon, and the Can-Am Challenge Cup.
McLaren was the first driver to win the Tasman Cup in 1964 against the likes of the late Sir Jack Brabham, the late Graham Hill, and his long-time NZ teammate, the late Denny Hulme.
He died tragically at Goodwood Circuit in England in June 1970 while testing one of his cars.
However, having founded Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited in 1963 his name lives on in the McLaren Technology Group, which includes McLaren Racing and the sports car business, McLaren Automotive.
Amanda McLaren, who with her mother Patricia is the heiress and owner of Bruce McLaren’s name and image, is delighted her late father’s name is linking to a New Zealand motorsport facility.
“This is just such a wonderful tribute to a late husband and father, and we are so looking forward to seeing the plans the park has for the future,” she says.
“A motorsport recognition such as this in my father’s home country has been a long time coming,” she adds.
“The TMP Board is delighted that Patricia and Amanda have given their recognition to the Taupo circuit, the only FIA Grade Two track in New Zealand and an important part of the local racing scene,” says TMP Chairman Richard Izard, CNZM, OBE.
Izard himself was a sponsored driver for the Standard-Triumph factory the early 1960s. This included him competing in rounds of the FIA GT Cup, a championship contested from 1961 onwards by Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme at tracks including the Nürburgring and Le Mans.
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A 54-year-old man died in a workplace accident at a logistics and freight forwarding company in Aintree Avenue, Mangere yesterday.
The ambulance service received notification of the incident just before 3.00p.m on Wednesday, November 25.
The death happened at Davies Logistics, which runs a fleet of trucks and vans providing freight movements around Auckland. The company also provide warehouse facilities and arrange airfreight and sea freight transport. Continue reading “Man dies in workplace accident” »
A 54-year-old man died in a workplace accident at a logistics and frei ...
Volkswagen has released a short YouTube video detailing how it will bring its EA 189 diesel engines back into compliance with U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
The fix is a simple one according to Engadget.Com. It says technicians just have to fit a flow transformer onto the mass air sensor housing assembly. Continue reading “Video: VW announce fix for EA189 diesel engines” »
Volkswagen has released a short YouTube video detailing how it will br ...
Asset financier UDC (owned by ANZ) has announced strong profits, off the back of rising vehicle lending and growth in road transport and construction.
Net profit after tax increased to $57.1 million for the year to 30 September 2015, an 11% rise on the previous financial year.
UDC has lifted revenue by 6% to $122 million and seen its cost-to-income ratio fall to 26.5%, from 27.3% last year. Debenture investments are up 11% over last year, to $1.74 billion. Continue reading “Road transport and construction growth boost UDC profit” »
Asset financier UDC (owned by ANZ) has announced strong profits, off t ...
Cashed-up Aucklanders flocking to the Bay of Plenty has seen the region become the top performer in the latest ASB/Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard.
The Bay of Plenty continues to outperform on jobs growth and enjoys a strong housing market, relegating Auckland to second place.
ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley says the Bay of Plenty has much to boast about this quarter as it finally takes first place from Auckland. Continue reading “Cashed-up Aucklanders boost Bay Of Plenty economy” »
Cashed-up Aucklanders flocking to the Bay of Plenty has seen the regio ...
East Tamaki-based Kennards Hire Concrete Care, has appointed Mark Carson as its new branch manager.
The recently opened Kennards Hire Concrete Care within the general hire branch at East Tamaki offers maintenance solutions on all scales to the entire concrete industry.
The operation caters for all surface preparation jobs while also providing equipment and services for concrete cutting, sawing, drilling, surface cleaning, grout pumping, demolition and diamond products. Continue reading “Kennards Hire cements a new business and manager” »
East Tamaki-based Kennards Hire Concrete Care, has appointed Mark Cars ...
The New Zealand dollar gained as dairy futures indicated global dairy prices may have found a base.
This will ease pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates in response to a slump in the country’s biggest export says BusinessDesk.
The kiwi rose to 65.78 US cents at 5 pm in Wellington from 65.34 cents at 8 am and 65.24 cents yesterday. The trade-weighted index advanced to 71.30 from 71.02 yesterday reports BusinessDesk. Continue reading “Kiwi dollar gains as futures indicate rising dairy price” »
The New Zealand dollar gained as dairy futures indicated global dairy ...