Articles tagged Kiwirail

With its fleet of ageing ferries, age-expired locomotives and the need for replacement wagons, KiwiRail is building its case for a large taxpayer investment. David Williams reports.

The Government could roll out public private partnerships to fund infrastructure projects across Auckland and Wellington, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Finance Minister Grant Robertson said today after the surprise launch of a plan for light rail lines in Auckland that could be funded by a New Zealand Superannuation Fund-led consortium.

KiwiRail said that it was locked in to a “non-virtuous cycle” as it struggled to balance high safety standards with the commercial realities of an ageing fleet and infrastructure.

With just under 10 weeks to go before the election and signs of increasing divisions between Labour, Green and New Zealand First, it's worth looking at what policies a National-New Zealand Government might adopt.

In today's email we see how much homework Labour has to do following the Budget, we check out the latest statistics on dwelling consents and find out about the Government's review of KiwiRail.