Rail’s hidden value revealed by EY report – By Dave MacIntyre

Rail is delivering about $1.5 billion each year to New Zealand in hidden economic benefits, far outweighing the amount of government funding which has been put into the mode since it was renationalised in 2008.

Northport marks 15th anniversary with vision for growth

Northport is marking its 15th anniversary by launching a public discussion about the potential future size and shape of the port.

Volvo Ocean Race revealing important data about our remote oceans

Seven teams are currently competing in the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, but the event is not just a world-class sailing race, it’s a scientific expedition.

Waikato – transporting New Zealand to the world

Open Waikato has developed a new freight and logistics prospectus to showcase the benefits to businesses in the sector of basing themselves in the Waikato district.

Government pledges millions for new electric vehicles

More electric vehicles (EVs) will be hitting New Zealand’s highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods in mid-January.

Rail ferry to surgery ship – building ships of mercy – By Janine Stewart and Shukti Sharma

We usually understand a ship to be a means of transporting people or cargo, a luxury cruise liner or a military vessel. Rarely do we associate a ship with a hospital. In this article, the authors explore the creation and operation of a unique ship, the Africa Mercy (formerly a Danish rail ferry), which operates as a floating hospital, providing healthcare to developing African nations.

Industry statesman recognised in New Year’s Honours

Calven Bonney, the prominent Auckland road transport operator, has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list, being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM).

Starting 2018 right: worker engagement under the HSWA – By Jennifer Mills and Jess Greenheld

New Zealand’s health and safety regulator, WorkSafe, has quickly brought the issue of health and safety engagement to the forefront this year, urging employers to “start 2018 right” by taking time to discuss the importance of health and safety with their team members and making plans to address issues if they arise.

John Mullins – “Continuing education has supported my career advancement”

John Mullins has had a lifetime career within the Foodstuffs organisation, with his current role being general manager supply chain for the South Island cooperative company. This is his story.

Coastal highway set to reopen in December

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has confirmed plans to open State Highway 1 (SH1) north of Kaikoura to traffic on Friday 15 December, restoring the coastal highway link from Picton to Christchurch.

Rail, coastal shipping and cycleways set to gain coalition boost – By Dave MacIntyre

Light rail in our two biggest cities, more investment in rail, a possible dilution of the roads of national significance (RoNS) policy, and more investment in cycleways and walkways – these are some of the key transport policies we can expect to see coming from the Labour/NZ First/Greens coalition government over the next three years.

Labour’s election promises – a new tide in employment relations – By Jackie Behrnes and Laura Braid

During the election, the Labour Party campaigned on the basis that if elected, it would make a number of policy changes in New Zealand’s employment law sphere once in government. So what’s on the horizon for both employers and employees?

When last-mile logistics means a 160 km sail across the Gulf – By Walter Glass

A tiny pub on Great Barrier Island has been named ‘the best craft beer experience in the rest of the world’ – but how do they manage to keep the ale flowing when they’re situated on a remote Hauraki Gulf island?

Foodstuffs announces expansion plans in the north and south

Foodstuffs North Island has announced that it is extending its Foodstuffs Fresh distribution centre in Mangere, while Foodstuffs South Island has announced it has begun work on a new temperature-controlled distribution centre in Hornby.

Industry excellence recognised at CILT NZ 2017 awards

Industry stalwart Dexion has joined other industry heavyweights to be recognised with a CILT NZ award for implementation, innovation and industry excellence.

Taking control of hazardous substances

The rules for work-related activities involving hazardous substances are moving from the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act to a set of regulations under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA).