Newly appointed KiwiRail chair Greg Miller has also been appointed to a five-member working group charged with writing a new upper North Island supply chain strategy to guide the government's desire to integrate port, rail and road transport infrastructure planning for the country's economic and population epicentre.
Winston Peters doesn't approve of selling Crown land to fund infrastructure, distancing himself from a policy being considered by the Labour-led Government, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Ministry of Transport has warned Phil Twyford that forms of value capture like the sale of Crown land could be unpalatable to the public, writes Thomas Coughlan
New Zealand is likely to miss a key milestone in its Smokefree 2025 target, a new Ministry of Health report has revealed. Thomas Coughlan reports.
Air New Zealand has slammed the "ravages of airport pricing behaviour" in New Zealand in support of changes to the Commerce Act it says would help curb airport owners' charging and cut air travel costs for passengers.
Phil Twyford has angered Wellington residents by suggesting the new Transmission Gully motorway be tolled, something Labour did not flag before the election. NZIER's business confidence survey due out at 10 am will be closely watched by politicians and economists alike.
Public transport is the big winner in the Government’s final transport strategy announced on Thursday.
Transport Minister Phil Twyford backed his officials' ability to get the best bang for the taxpayer's buck when weighing up investments, ignoring the Treasury's advice as being too narrow in identifying wider benefits.
Walking and cycling is the biggest loser in the final version of the Government’s 10-year transport strategy, with its funding increase more than halved from initial plans.
The government announced a key step towards fulfilment of one of its coalition agreement promises, committing $500,000 for a study into the potential to upgrade and expand rail services north of Auckland, including a new spur line to connect Whangarei's Northport to the rail system.