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AT Has New Key Chief

AT Has New Key Chief

Greg Edmonds has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for Auckland Transport

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Tent People Pack up Update

Tent People Pack up Update

Options have run out for Occupy Auckland in Aotea Square.

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Transport Committee Looks Old School

Transport Committee Looks Old School

The lineup of the new parliamentary transport committee, which will consider transport legislation, looks very disappointing.

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Gisborne-Napier’s Rail Survival: The Hard Facts

Gisborne-Napier’s Rail Survival: The Hard Facts

There are a few bites about moving freight on the Napier-Gisborne rail line but a Council report reveals the facts and figures of what it will take to make rail not run at its present loss.

The Hawke’s Bay Council’s transport committee yesterday considered a report about the line.

And the report before the Council suggests that while higher fuel prices could make a difference, if fuel efficiency is the deciding factor for freight, coastal shipping also needs to be part of the picture.

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Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

A 250-page external consultants’ report for Auckland Council on the RWC released this afternoon concludes that the opening night problems have to be “seen in perspective” and overall, the tournament went “very well.”

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Judge Orders Out Occupy Auckland

Judge Orders Out Occupy Auckland

At last! A judge this morning ordered the Occupy Auckland protestors to cease residing in Aotea Square.

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PT Patronage Leaps 9.1% In Year

PT Patronage Leaps 9.1% In Year

People using public transport in Auckland continues to take giant leaps – a 9.1% increase in the last 12 months.

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More Charges Against Rena Officers

More Charges Against Rena Officers

Further charges have been laid today by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) against the Master and Second Officer of the cargo vessel Rena.

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Now More Art For Sturges

Now More Art For Sturges

Finally traffic is flowing as it should on Sturges Rd with the replacement rail bridge and a balustrade erected as a safety requirement for electrification. Here’s how it looks.

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Why The Rescue?

Why The Rescue?

Why are Auckland ratepayers having to find $100m to cover an “unexpected” shortfall in NZTA projects around Auckland said to include AT’s train station upgrades as well as roading projects.

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Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Auckland’s newest inner-city open space will be called Wai-atarau Plaza.

It’s the open space plaza in front of the Freemans Bay Rob Roy Tavern f

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Diesel in Waikato River

Diesel in Waikato River

Waikato Regional Council is appealing for help to locate the source of diesel which has today spilled into the Waikato River for the third time in the past three months.

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Twyford Gets Transport

Twyford Gets Transport

Phil Twyford has scored the shadow transport portfolio under Labour’s new broom, David Shearer.

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89th Container Falls Off Rena

89th Container Falls Off Rena

A container, with meat products inside it, fell off Rena yesterday – this has been recovered. This brings the total number of containers washed overboard to 89.

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Middlemore Train Death

Middlemore Train Death

At about 6.55am this morning, a person was struck by a train in South Auckland and died.

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Botany Town Centre Shows the Way

Botany Town Centre Shows the Way

Botany Town Centre is doing something Westfield would never dream of doing, judging by the shocking way they treat pedestrians at their malls like St Lukes.

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Spatial Plan To Be Re-Written?

Spatial Plan To Be Re-Written?

The Productivity Commission released its report on the NZ housing situation – and challenges the Auckland Plan which tries to halt the march towards rural land on the outskirts of Auckland.

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Parnell Train Station Work Starts

Parnell Train Station Work Starts

Initial work for the planned Parnell railway station began this morning.

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Moscow, Berlin, Paris In 36 hours By Train

Moscow, Berlin, Paris In 36 hours By Train

The first train has arrived in Paris on a new cross-continental route that connects Moscow Berlin and Paris.

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Regular Commuters’ Outrageous Fortune

Regular Commuters’ Outrageous Fortune

Angry commuters discover the Christmas rail shutdown in Auckland has started early.

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Rena Containers Lost in Storm

Rena Containers Lost in Storm

Two containers were lost over the side of the stricken ship Rena in last night’s stormy weather.

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Lincoln Rd Update

Lincoln Rd Update

NZTA opens part of the new Selwood Road Bridge to traffic at the Lincoln Road interchange on the Northwestern Motorway next Monday.

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Auck, Wgtn Rail Closures

Auck, Wgtn Rail Closures

Machinery has started arriving for the start of the big Rail Maintenance month around Auckland – and Wellington is also in for a closedown.

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Greens New Transport Person

Greens New Transport Person

Greens has appointed new MP Julie-Anne Genter as the party’s transport spokesperson.

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Crane Problem Halts Rena Ops

Crane Problem Halts Rena Ops

Work on removing containers from the Rena is on hold because of a problem with the newly brought in cargo crane Smit Borneo.

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