Motoring

Road warning between Picton and Christchurch

Police are advising motorists travelling between Picton and Christchurch to allow extra time for their journey due to a number of road work sites. Via a statement released a short time ago, police urged caution in repsonse to the "large number"...... Read More

Most North Island roads reopen following storm

Motorists are now able to travel through the middle of the North Island with most highways reopened, except for the Desert Road. The wild weather blanketed parts of the South Island with snow and closed roads lashed north, bringing torrential...... Read More

Drivers warned as more snow and ice to come

The NZ Transport Agency is advising all South Island road travellers to check the traffic and travel website before heading out tonight and tomorrow morning. With more snow forecast this evening and into tomorrow (Thursday) morning, there may be...... Read More

Work continues on Wellington highway slip

Two southbound lanes of State Highway 1 into Wellington are expected to be open again on Wednesday morning after being blocked by a landslide. The NZ Transport Agency says the planned reopening time of 6am is subject to final safety assessments. The...... Read More

Motorists braced for South Island snow

Motorists are being warned of snowfalls on the alpine passes in the South Island and the central North Island's Desert Road over the coming days. From Tuesday afternoon snow will hit Lewis, Arthur's, Porters, Lindis and Haast Passes, as well...... Read More

Main North Line rail reopening edges closer

KiwiRail marked another milestone in the rebuild of the rail line between Picton and Christchurch today, with the first work train crossing the Clarence Bridge since the earthquake. Built in 1939, the 480m bridge over the Clarence River is one of the...... Read More

Queenstown driver arrested for 179km/h on icy road

Southern District Police are disappointed at the actions of one driver in the Gibbston valley, Queenstown, this afternoon who was stopped after being caught speeding at 179km/hr in a 100km/hr zone. The 40-year-old Queenstown man was clocked speeding...... Read More

Auckland City Rail Link Limited Board appointed

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges, in conjunction with Auckland Council, today announced appointments to the Board of City Rail Link Limited, the new company jointly owned by the Crown and Auckland Council with responsibility...... Read More

Kaiaua road closed to clear slip

East Coast Road in Kaiaua is closed due to a slip. The road is closed a few kilometres north of Waharau, in the Auckland District. "There are also two slips north of Waharau within the Hauraki District. These have only partially blocked...... Read More

It’s all going to plan for Otago’s Courtney Duncan

The Altherm Yamaha Racing Team rider from Palmerston is exactly halfway through her campaign to win the 2017 Women's Motocross World Championships (WMX) and she's well on target to wrap up the title that she was unlucky not to clinch on debut...... Read More