Motoring

Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail trial is a go

The NZ Transport Agency Board has approved a business case for the next steps in a start-up trial Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service. Transport Minister Phil Twyford says approval of the business case is an exciting step towards the planned...... Read More

Delays on new diversion anger Wellington motorists

The Transport Agency is promising lengthy delays north of Wellington won't extend into the Christmas period, but frustrated commuters are not holding their breath. Traffic travelling to and from the Kāpiti Coast north of Wellington was brought...... Read More

One seriously injured in Thames crash

One person has been taken to hospital in a serious condition following a crash in the Thames-Coromandel District. A police media spokesperson says a motorcycle and truck collided around 10.15am. "This has happened on Waihi Whangamata Road. "Northbound...... Read More

Woman killed in Tauranga motorbike crash

The pillion passenger of a motorbike has died after a crash in Bethlehem, Tauranga. Police were called to a crash on Bethlehem Road around 5.50pm. Two motorbikes were riding through the town centre, one with a pillion passenger on board, says a police...... Read More

Road safety programme should include new highways

The Government’s investment in road safety improvements should include the building of critical new highways, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Nick Leggett. “We welcome the Government’s investment in the safety of existing...... Read More

$1.4 billion to save lives on our roads

Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced a $1.4 billion, three-year programme to make New Zealand’s highest risk roads safer. The Safe Network Programme will make 870 kilometres of high...... Read More

Dome Valley improvements great news for Rodney

The Government is taking serious action on road safety, and it is good news that Dome Valley is one of the first dangerous stretches of highway to benefit from multi-million dollar improvements, says Rodney-based List MP Jenny Marcroft. Transport...... Read More

SH1 realignment in Southland on track for 2020 opening

One of Southland's largest roading projects is on track to open by mid-2020. The State Highway One realignment near Edendale has been under way for just over five months. The 2.6km upgrade will improve highway safety by creating more safe overtaking...... Read More