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Three Kiwi Chicks Feel The Wind Beneath Their Tiny Wings

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand helped three lucky kiwi chicks take the flight of their dreams to their brand-new home on Motuara Island via Nelson yesterday. Read more »

SH1 CHRISTCHURCH – CARMEN ROAD – Emergency Repairs – Delays Expected

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route if possible while work is underway to repair a sewer at the Carmen Road, Buchanan Road intersection. Read more »

TranzAlpine Is Back On Track

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s award-winning TranzAlpine service resumed running today between Christchurch and Greymouth, after a break of almost five months. Read more »

ChargeNet Opens Northland’s First Hyper-rapid (300kW) Charging Location

Press Release – ChargeNet

Electric vehicles (EV) can now ‘fill up’ at Gull Kaiwaka. ChargeNet, New Zealand’s largest EV charging network, has opened Northland’s first hyper-rapid (300kW) charging location, just in time for the holiday season. The charging location joins the existing hyper-rapid sites at Bombay and Taupō, as well as an additional 250 rapid charging stations across the country. Read more »

Air New Zealand Busy Dashing Through The Sky This Christmas

Press Release – Air New Zealand

As Kiwis eagerly await their presents to appear under their tree this Christmas, Air New Zealand is preparing for the 100,000 passengers set to fly around the country for the holiday. Read more »

Kea Aerospace Achieves Longest Endurance UAV Flight In New Zealand

Press Release – Kea Aerospace

On Sunday 19th December Kea Aerospace has recorded the longest known flight for an unmanned aircraft in New Zealand, in an electric-powered flight above Kaitōrete, near Christchurch. Read more »

Contract For Christchurch Mechanical Rail Hub Awarded

Press Release – KiwiRail

A new rail mechanical facility in Christchurch will support more than a hundred of construction jobs and help ensure efficient rail services for the South Island, KiwiRail Acting Group Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. Read more »

Press Release From TRAC

Press Release – The Rail Advocacy Collective

The Rail Advocacy Collective(TRAC) is disappointed that KiwiRail Ltd are to end the long service of operating train services between Auckland and Wellington and Christchurch and Picton. Read more »

Government Urged To Save Long Distance Passenger Trains

Press Release – Public Transport Users Association

The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) is calling for a national public transport authority to coordinate and help fund urban, regional and inter-regional public transport in New Zealand. Currently there is no coordination of public transport throughout the country and services are being provided for by authorities in silos competing, rather than collaborating with each other. Read more »

Campaign For Better Transport Concerned About Project Restart ‘22

Press Release – Campaign For Better Transport

The recent announcement by KiwiRail that the Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific services will be replaced with multi-day experiences from July 2022 has been greeted by concern from the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT). Read more »

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