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Forestry is a regional success story and as a result Gisborne’s Eastland Port needs moderate expansion to keep up, says General Manager Andrew Gaddum “We can handle 2.9 million tonnes of wood per year, but with a predicted 5 million tonnes of wood coming by 2024 we need to make some changes.” Eastland Port is sharing its twin berth development plans with the community in advance of applying for the Gisborne District Council consents it will need to future-proof the port. Continue →
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Auckland’s Waterview Tunnel will open to traffic in early July, marking the biggest milestone in the city’s transport network in more than half a century The $1.4 billion Waterview Connection is New Zealand’s biggest and most complex roading project, and includes twin 2.4km-long three-lane tunnels. Continue →
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Auckland Airport is to invest around $1.8 billion in aeronautical infrastructure by 2022 The investment is the result of a 17-month consultation with airlines and the airport community on the form and function of the facility’s future aeronautical infrastructure, Auckland Airport Chief Executive Adrian Littlewood says. Continue →
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The government and Auckland Council have agreed on Terms of Reference to establish a project to investigate smarter transport pricing in Auckland “Alongside our current multi-billion dollar transport investment in Auckland, we need to look at new ways of managing demand on our roads to help ease congestion,” Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. Continue →
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Infrastructure New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the government and Auckland Council will investigate road pricing However, CEO Stephen Selwood is concerned that the Terms of Reference over-emphasise demand management and do not recognise the constraints current funding is placing on both near and longer-term investment. Continue →
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KiwiRail brought in a 132-tyre transporter to tackle the huge job of moving two locomotives that were stranded by the Kaikoura earthquake “This is another sign of the good progress we are making in getting the line open again as soon as possible,” KiwiRail Group General Manager Todd Moyle says. Continue →
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Rocket Lab’s world-first rocket launch from a private launch site has been applauded by leading scientists – along with expert advice for future success The general record of the launch industry for first flights of a new rocket is around 50 per cent so success was certainly not guaranteed, says an authoritative US rocket expert. Continue →
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KiwiRail has welcome the government’s two-year commitment of $450 million in capital funding  The funding will ensure the reliability initiatives of the past two years continue to drive productivity and commercial outcomes for KiwiRail and its customers, Chairman Trevor Janes says. Continue →
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Simon Bridges needs to immediately halt plans to scrap New Zealand’s electric freight trains following the release of KiwiRail reports raising major concerns about the diesel trains the State-Owned Enterprise intends to buy, the Green Party says Documents provided to the party show that KiwiRail bosses decided to scrap New Zealand’s electric trains in December last year, despite being told their diesel replacements could cost $230 million more than simply upgrading the existing electric fleet. Continue →
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GPS tracking and fleet management solutions specialist Teletrac Navman has announced a new integration with PTV Group’s transport planning and optimisation solution Available globally, this integration with PTV Group logistics software enhances Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR’s end-to-end workflow solution for carriers. Continue →
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Forthcoming trials could pave the way for new positioning technology for the road industry  Geoscience Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) are looking for Australian businesses in the road industry interested in improving the capability of their positioning technology. Continue →
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New Zealand can expect many more people taking out drone insurance as the number of drones rapidly multiply, meaning potential for accidents significantly increases The drone industry by its nature is driven by scientific advancement, technological development and commercial entrepreneurialism,  says Craig Kirk, general manager of Delta Insurance. Continue →
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New York commuters anticipating the launch of the new NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower will be boarding a new transport service integrated with technology developed by Connexionz Awarded to Connexionz in a competitive international procurement process, the contract commenced roll out in February and will be completed next month, with ongoing service and support until 2022. Continue →
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Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) project has been recognised for a “world first” – embedding cultural values into its sustainability approach The CRL was awarded a “Leading” Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Design rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), the highest possible achievment in the IS scheme. Continue →
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Construction of Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) will require about 1600 people delivering the project at its peak, which could include opportunities for hundreds of workers who are new to the workforce or not currently employed The CRL is New Zealand’s biggest infrastructure project, construction on the underground rail link connecting Britomart and the city centre to the western line near Mt Eden began in December 2015. Continue →
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Rail was back moving near Kaikoura as the KiwiRail train stuck between slips was shifted to allow vital work to begin on realigning the road and track at one of the major slip sites This is another step in getting the line open again, says KiwiRail Group General Manager Todd Moyle. Continue →
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Testing and commissioning of the complex systems that will ensure the safe operation of the Waterview Tunnel are continuing and will not be completed in time for an April opening, the NZ Transport Agency has announced The Transport Agency and Well-Connected Alliance are working towards opening the tunnel within the next two to three months, with precise time frames dependent on the testing and commissioning work currently underway. Continue →
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A KiwiRail ballast tamper has arrived in the South Island to assist in the restoration of the Main North Line (MNL) railway linking Christchurch and Picton “The tamper, along with its crew of six, is normally based in Palmerston North, but has been shifted south as part of KiwiRail’s efforts to re-open the earthquake-damaged line as quickly as possible,” KiwiRail Acting Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. Continue →
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