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A regional fuel tax will be nothing more than a stop gap measure to start funding Auckland’s much needed road infrastructure up-grade, according to the National Road Carriers Association “It is only going to raise a small part of the funding needed,” NRC CEO David Aitken believes. Continue →
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New Zealand is becoming a global blockchain centre, FintechNZ general manager James Brown claims New Zealand is a living laboratory for global tech developments and inventions and Kiwis are producing blockchain businesses that have a global market place, he says. Continue →
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Driverless cars will eventually dominate the world’s roads but widespread adoption isn’t imminent and there continue to be opportunities for investors in the road sector, according to AMP Capital’s Global Listed Infrastructure team In a paper entitled Autonomous vehicles: the real opportunity that lies ahead for investors, AMP Capital notes while driverless cars will eventually help solve traffic congestion issues in densely populated urban areas, more varied solutions are likely to be required in the medium term and both will require significant infrastructure investment. Continue →
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The AMP Capital Diversified Infrastructure Trust (ADIT) and AMP Capital Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) have attracted their first New Zealand investors, reflecting growing interest locally in the asset class The funds have appealed to New Zealand investors, including a number of Iwi Trusts, due to a strong track record of long-term stable returns and low volatility. Continue →
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The OECD has called for greater exploration of options for funding public infrastructure in its latest New Zealand survey The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development notes in its 2017 OECD Survey of New Zealand that the recent Auckland Unitary Plan will allow greater housing densification and some expansion of urban development limits, thus helping boost housing numbers. Continue →
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New Zealand can make best use of the government’s $32 billion infrastructure commitment over the next four years by streamlining plans and institutions, Infrastructure NZ maintains “This includes specialist procurement, environment and water regulation agencies and a top down national spatial planning framework,” says Stephen Selwood, CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. Continue →
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The government is allocating $4 billion in new capital spending as part of Budget 2017 as it builds the infrastructure for a growing economy “This $4 billion investment is the single biggest investment of new capital in one Budget by any government in decades,” Finance Minister Steven Joyce claims. Continue →
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