News: Waiuku truckies taking strike action

Striking truck drivers at Waiuku-based haulage firm Knight and Dickey say management has forced their hand.

The drivers are taking strike action from 6 am on Thursday, February 16 to Monday, February 20 to protest what they say are some of the lowest wages in the region.

“The truckies at Knight and Dickey are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet,” says their workers’ representative, FIRST Union organiser Bryce Hamilton. Continue reading “Waiuku truckies taking strike action” »

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News: Consumers primed to buy more

Consumer sentiment continues to shine brightly in the latest ANZ Roy Morgan consumer confidence survey.

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ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie comments: “Indicators for near-term spending remain bright. A net 15% feel better off financially compared with a year ago. That’s the highest reading since early 2008. People tend to open the wallet when they feel better off.

“The summer might have been sub-par but consumer confidence is showing lots of energy, tracking above average.

“It’s normal for confidence to ease in February as people go from holiday to work mode. Once we adjust for the seasonal aspect, consumer confidence lifted from 124.3 to 125.4. Continue reading “Consumers primed to buy more” »

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News: Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway officially opened

The $630 million Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway was today officially opened by transport minister Simon Bridges.

The Expressway is part of the Wellington Northern Corridor, one of the Government’s roads of national significance, identified as key to economic growth.

The 18km four-lane expressway stretches along the Kāpiti Coast and includes 18 bridges and 16km of walking and cycle ways. Continue reading “Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway officially opened” »

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News: Board of Inquiry to look at Northern Corridor decision

The NZ Transport Agency has welcomed a decision that will see applications for the Northern Corridor Improvements project considered by a Board of Inquiry.

The environment minister has agreed with an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recommendation that the project is nationally significant and a Board of Inquiry is the best process to consider the applications.

“The Board of Inquiry is expected to sit later this year and will provide a robust process that enables the agency to build this project as quickly as possible, with great environmental and community outcomes being considered alongside the best value for money,” says Brett Gliddon, the Transport Agency’s Auckland Highway Manager. Continue reading “Board of Inquiry to look at Northern Corridor decision” »

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News: Tainui Holdings makes senior appointment

Tainui Group Holdings has announced the appointment of Robert Batters as general manager operations.

Chief executive Chris Joblin says Batters brings considerable experience in complex, large scale infrastructure and development projects to completion.

“Robert’s experience in shepherding major projects to completion will be a great asset for our Ruakura project as the first stage of the inland port gets underway over the coming year, and as the build-out continues over the coming years,” Joblin says.
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News: Australia and NZ sales up for Iveco

Iveco Trucks achieved a combined full year volume growth of over 25% in 2016.

The truck brand says 2016 was a great year thanks to a revitalised product range and growing professional dealer network.

Sales in Australia and New Zealand were up, with Iveco New Zealand recording its best sales performance on record – a 45% volume increase on 2015 full year results. Continue reading “Australia and NZ sales up for Iveco” »

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News: Board of Inquiry into East West Link project

The NZ Transport Agency is welcoming a ministerial decision to refer its application for designation and resource consents for the East West Link project to a Board of Inquiry.

NZTA lodged its application with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in December 2016.

The EPA reviewed the application and recommended that it be treated as a matter of national significance that should be referred to the Board of Inquiry. Continue reading “Board of Inquiry into East West Link project” »

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News: Legislation needed for faster urban regeneration: Smith

Public consultation has opened on proposed legislation to fast track the redevelopment and regeneration of urban areas to meet housing and commercial needs better.

“New Zealand needs Urban Development Authority (UDA) legislation to enable faster and better quality regeneration in our major cities,” says Building and construction minister Nick Smith.

“These new authorities need the power to assemble parcels of land, develop site-specific plans, reconfigure infrastructure and to construct a mix of public and private buildings to create vibrant hubs for modern urban living,” says Smith. Continue reading “Legislation needed for faster urban regeneration: Smith” »

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News: Training provider welcomes NZTA spot audit proposal

One Auckland-based heavy vehicle licence training operation is welcoming the news that the New Zealand Transport Agency is planning to introduce spot auditing of contracted organisations.

An NZTA review of 150 training providers found that 22 had “unsatisfactory audit results.”

Two providers have been shut down after the two-year long audit of NZTA-approved contractors that conduct testing for the truck, bus, taxi and forklift drivers. Continue reading “Training provider welcomes NZTA spot audit proposal” »

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News: Trades scholarship targeting Maori and Pasifika applicants

A training provider is offering more than 900 young Maori and Pasifika men and women the opportunity to join the booming Auckland trades industry.

Eligible trainees will have their fees paid and get practical support to find a job in their chosen trade.

Maori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) Auckland is offering 915 scholarships as part of its work to build a qualified trades workforce. Continue reading “Trades scholarship targeting Maori and Pasifika applicants” »

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