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Kiwirail chief executive earns $820,000 plus

Kiwirail chief executive earns $820,000 plus
Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - The boss of state-owned KiwiRail, Jim Quinn, earns between $820,000 and $830,000, according to the annual report which also shows the number of people in the company earning more than $100,000 a year has nearly doubled.

$750m kick-start for KiwiRail

$750m kick-start for KiwiRail
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - The Government has committed $250 million in Thursday's budget towards strengthening KiwiRail, with another $500m to be added in the following two years, but improvements to the backbone of the operation are likely to come at the cost of some minor rail routes.

Maybe NZ could still contribute to new train fleet, says PM

Maybe NZ could still contribute to new train fleet, says PM
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - As anger mounts over KiwiRail's decision not to bid to build Auckland's new electric train fleet, Prime Minister John Key says he hopes some aspects of the job can still be completed in New Zealand.

KiwiRail confirms it is not bidding to build Auckland trains

KiwiRail confirms it is not bidding to build Auckland trains
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - State-owned KiwiRail confirmed today that it will not bid to build $500 million worth of new electric trains for Auckland, prompting the Rail and Maritime Transport Union to call on Prime Minister John Key to intervene.

KiwiRail tender would be "a step too far" - Joyce

KiwiRail tender would be "a step too far" - Joyce
Feds pse Q for 0400 Wellington, May 4 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce says he is leaving it up to KiwiRail to decide whether to bid for building Auckland's new electric railcars but he thinks putting in a tender would be "a step too far".

Labour, Greens and CTU says build railcars in NZ

Labour, Greens and CTU says build railcars in NZ
Wellington, May 3 NZPA - Labour and the Greens are throwing their weight behind a union campaign for KiwiRail to build Auckland's new electric locomotives and railcars.

Mothballing Under-Used Rail Lines A Bad Move - Unions

Mothballing Under-Used Rail Lines A Bad Move - Unions
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - A railway workers union is concerned that if the Government does mothball under-used rail lines it will be very hard to ever reopen them.

Trains To Roll On Auckland Port Link Tomorrow

Trains To Roll On Auckland Port Link Tomorrow
Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - The first train from Auckland's harbour port to the Wiri inland port in south Auckland will roll across the newly completed $9 million rail link tomorrow.

Government Announces $500m For Auckland's Electric Trains

Government Announces $500m For Auckland's Electric Trains
(Adds KiwiRail comment) Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - Auckland's rail system will receive $500 million to buy electric trains.

Rail Has A Chance To Shine - If It Is Cost-Effective: Fonterra

Rail Has A Chance To Shine - If It Is Cost-Effective: Fonterra
Wellington, June 20 NZPA - Fonterra says traffic on the nation's rail network has a chance to soar -- if it can shown to be moving product efficiently.

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