Colin Muir Appointed General Manager of AdvanceQuip

Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019

Equipment and machinery dealership AdvanceQuip, this week announced the appointment of a new general manager.

 

Long-term Isuzu NZ general manager Colin Muir will take up the role effective from 6th May 2019.

 

Steve McClean, managing director of AdvanceQuip...

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Ten-Year Minimum Delay for Petone-Grenada Highway

Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019

Plans for a long-awaited major new highway north of Wellington are back to square one with construction now unlikely for another decade.

 

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) announced this week it had re-evaluated the proposed $270 million, four-lane Petone-Grenada highway, a project that has been in the works for a quarter-century that was paused by the Labour government in 2017...

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Semenoff Hits Back at Transport Agency

Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019

Stan Semenoff Logging Ltd (SSL) has hit back at statements made by the New Zealand Transport Agency about the company’s safety record, saying that offences made by the company were minor and that it has only had four speeding tickets in four years.

 

A statement from a spokesman for the company challenged the legal action wrought by the agency...

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South Island Fuel Prices set to Drop

Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019

Due to popular demand, the “Gull Effect” is set to launch in the South Island in July, with Gull opening their first site in Maheno.

 

Gull, a prominent New Zealand energy retailer, has announced it is aiming for a July launch of its first South Island site in Maheno on State Highway 1 South of Oamaru...

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Opinion:Where is NZTA heading?

Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019

By Nathan Speir

 

Call me the black sheep, or Jethro West, of the Speir family. Road Torque readers might recognise the name. Steve Speir, my father, has run Minishifts in Auckland for the past 25 years. Although he probably won’t admit it, Dad learned his trade from my grandfather, Dennis, who drove for himself and Stevenson for decades...

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Trucking operators paying the price for NZTA failures says RTF

Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019

The Road Transport Forum (RTF) is extremely frustrated that once again road transport operators are having to pay the price for NZTA’s decade long regulatory failure relating to the certification of towing equipment

 

“Today’s announcement that the situation with the Patrick Chu designed drawbars and draw beams is worse than previously thought will come as a significant blow to those road transport operators running the affected equipment,” says RTF Chief Executive Nick Leggett...

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Stink News for Imported Cargo

Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019

Stricter stink bug controls are proposed for imported cargo. The list is to increase to 33 countries with ALL imported cargo related to vehicles, including sea containers, needing to be treated off shore.

 

Tougher measures are being proposed to ensure that the stink bug doesn’t make New Zealand its home. Stink bugs are a serious pest for agriculture and horticulture and can be a social nuisance...

 

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Opononi needs $3.2m transport infrastructure - foreshore

Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019

The Northland towns of Opononi and Omapere have embraced the move to address the continuing erosion of the only coastal road that connects them. This important stretch of road that hugs the mouth of the Hokianga harbour receives a constant battering from the elements and thus requires more substantial protection.

 

A $3.2m project to rebuild the Opononi seawall and improve the resilience of State Highway 12 in Northland will be welcomed by locals, says Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones...

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