Seawalls completed north of Kaikoura on SH1

The last of more than 7500 seawall blocks just north of Ohau Point along the Kaikoura coast have been installed along State Highway 1. READ MORE >>

VOR data reveals microplastics in world’s remotest ocean

The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme has found levels of plastic in areas of the Southern Ocean that have never before been tested. The samples were taken close to Point Nemo, the furthest point from land on Earth, where the nearest humans are on the International Space Station. READ MORE >>

Trains return to Wairoa– Napier line

Trains are moving again between Napier and Wairoa for the first time in six years following the reopening of the railway line in early June. READ MORE >>

Iconic new terminal for Gisborne Airport

Last year, a New Zealand Airports Association report identified Gisborne as one of a dozen smaller airports facing an uncertain future under funding pressures. Now, airport operator Eastland Group and owner Gisborne District Council have announced that a new terminal has received the go-ahead. READ MORE >>

EU and New Zealand to start free trade talks

A free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union (EU) has taken a major step forward with the announcement that the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU has approved its negotiating mandate. READ MORE >>

Let the market decide when it comes to freight

David Aitken, CEO of the National Road Carriers Association, says the NZ government has been talking about getting freight off the country’s roads and onto alternative modes such as sea and particularly rail, but while rail freight has its place, it also has its limitations. READ MORE >>

An Australasian food first for blockchain adoption

Four-year-old Auckland business Olivia Premium Food is reportedly the first small to medium enterprise in Australasia to adopt blockchain in food traceability. READ MORE >>

Foodstuffs North Island transforms logistics management with JDA

New Zealand’s largest retail grocery organisation has adopted the JDA Transportation Management solution to improve operational efficiencies and drive industry best practices. READ MORE >>

Transport industry determined to tackle road safety with technology

A report released in June by GPS tracking provider Teletrac Navman shows that members of the road transport industry are taking driver safety very seriously – and there is a thirst for developing driver safety technologies over other emerging business technologies. READ MORE >>
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