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Work On Bottleneck Bridge To Start

Work On Bottleneck Bridge To Start
Wellington, July 29 NZPA - The ground will today be broken to start work to replace a one-lane bridge at a traditional holiday bottleneck in the Coromandel today.

Final Valuation Of Kiwirail Released

Final Valuation Of Kiwirail Released
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - The final valuation of KiwiRail was $369 million -- more than half the price the Government paid for it.

Hawke's Bay Airport Becomes A Company

Hawke's Bay Airport Becomes A Company
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Hawke's Bay Airport will operate as a company from tomorrow with the Crown, Napier City Council and Hastings District Council as shareholders.

Heavy Truck Move Seen Benefiting Milk, Logs And Aggregate

Heavy Truck Move Seen Benefiting Milk, Logs And Aggregate
By Pam Graham of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Fonterra and movers of aggregate, fuel and logs are among the companies expected to chase productivity gains -- estimated to be up to 20 percent -- from using heavier trucks.

Plan For Longer Trucks To Ease Empty Container Movement

Plan For Longer Trucks To Ease Empty Container Movement
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - A proposal to increase the length of trucks carrying empty containers by 2 metres could make a big difference to the movement of containers around New Zealand.

Trial Successful -- Heavy Trucks May Be On The Way

Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Heavier trucks could be on the road by 2010 if an amendment is passed following a successful trial, Transport Minister Steven Joyce says.

Parliament Gives Police Powers To Deal With Drivers On Drugs

Parliament Gives Police Powers To Deal With Drivers On Drugs
Wellington, June 24 NZPA - Police will have new powers to deal with drivers on drugs under legislation passed by Parliament tonight. Transport Minister Steven Joyce said "very disturbing statistics" showed how important it was to bring in the new laws.

Broadband Decisions Delayed Two Months

Broadband Decisions Delayed Two Months
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Decisions on the Government's $1.5 broadband investment initiative are to be delayed for two months, Communications Minister Steven Joyce said today.

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.

Electric Cars To Be Exempt From Road User Charges, Joyce Says

Electric Cars To Be Exempt From Road User Charges, Joyce Says
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Electric cars will be exempt from road user charges for four years, the Government said today as it moved to encourage people to use them.

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