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Government Policy Statement (GPS) Transport 2024 in a nutshell
Posted on 07-Mar-2024

Over $20 Billion To Get Transport Back On Track - Transport Minister Simeon Brown has released the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport, outlining the Coalition Government’s plan to build and maintain a transport system that enables people to get to where they need to go quickly and safely.

“Over the next three years, our investment of around $7 billion per year prioritises economic growth and productivity, increased maintenance and resilience, safety, and value for money. It balances the need for ...

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Government Policy Statement On Land Transport Great News For Road Freight Sector
Posted on 07-Mar-2024

The draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport released today by Transport Minister Simeon Brown is great news for the road freight sector and the economy, says National Road Carriers Association (NRC) CEO Justin Tighe-Umbers. 

Tighe-Umbers said 93% of goods are delivered by road so investment in roading is investment in the economy – everyone wins.

“This policy is geared towards getting the basics right. That means restoring the damaged road network so it is fit for purpose, continuing to loo...

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KiwiRail partners with Stadler for new low-emissions locomotives
Posted on 07-Mar-2024

KiwiRail has signed two new contracts for low-emissions locomotives with Swiss rail manufacturer Stadler. The first contract involves the delivery of nine mainline locomotives equipped with ETCS (European Train Control System) for seamless operation on the North Island. The second agreement includes the supply of 24 innovative hybrid battery-diesel yard shunt locomotives, along with spare parts, specialised tools and technical support services.

KiwiRail Chief Customer and Growth Officer Adele Wilson says the new locomo...

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KiwiRail welcomes consultation on Government Policy Statement on land transport
Posted on 07-Mar-2024

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy said the Government Policy Statement on land transport released this week provides clarity on the Government’s draft investment priorities.

“We continue to have constructive engagement with the Minister of Transport on the Government’s rail network priorities,” Peter Reidy says.

“Rail plays a critical role in New Zealand’s multi-modal transport system contributing up to $2.1 billion in often unseen benefits annually – from emissions reduction to congestion relief and road main...

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Pacifica Shipping To Offer Twice-weekly Vessel Sailings Between Auckland And Lyttelton
Posted on 07-Mar-2024

New Zealand – Pacifica Shipping (Pacifica) has expanded its coastal service between Auckland and Christchurch with the launch of a new twice-weekly schedule. The increased frequency underlines Pacifica’s commitment to delivering safe and reliable service solutions, while enabling customers to optimise their supply chain management.

Increased coastal shipping frequency and capacity enhances the resilience of New Zealand’s supply chains while reducing reliance on existing road and rail infrastructure. It also offers cust...

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Road Safety The Focus At Northland Fieldays 2024
Posted on 07-Mar-2024

Last week, representatives from the Northland Transportation Alliance, Auckland Transport, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA), NZ Police, ACC, Tasman District Council, and Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport took to Dargaville to talk to Northlanders about road safety at the annual Northland Field Days event. 

“Te Tai Tokerau has one of the highest rates of road deaths and serious injuries of any region in Aotearoa” says Steve Mutton, Director Regional Relationships NZTA. 

“We are all vulnerable in...

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