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).

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.

Think outside the box to ease Auckland’s congestion

National Road Carriers wants to see more new thinking to gain some quick wins in the battle against Auckland’s traffic congestion.

Three new cranes for
Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland has announced that it has placed an order for three new container cranes, to be delivered in late 2018.

KiwiRail wins supreme Excellence in Business
Support Award

KiwiRail’s resilience and ability to adapt to disruption has seen it take home the supreme award at the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards in October.

MiX Telematics celebrates win at brake safety awards

MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has won Australasia’s Company Driver Safety Award at the prestigious 2017 Brake Fleet Safety Awards held in Auckland recently.

Don’t sell or distribute unsafe products this Christmas

The Commerce Commission is urging importers, distributors and retailers to ensure that the products they sell comply with all relevant mandatory product safety standards and consumer information standards.

Risk present
in all work spaces

Businesses need to consider health and safety risks on all structures, even those infrequently used, like mezzanine floors used for storage.

New app to help truck drivers navigate alternate Picton–Christchurch route

Truck drivers travelling on the alternate Picton–Christchurch route via the Lewis Pass can plan where to stop for rest breaks and fuel, identify trailer swap areas and get information on road conditions, thanks to a new app rolled out by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Road Transport Association NZ (RTANZ).

Auckland set to sail into a record cruise season

The cruise season has officially kicked off for 2017/18 with record numbers of passengers set to sail into Auckland over the next eight months.

MITO launches New Zealand Certificate
in Port Operations

MITO is delighted to announce that it has launched a new training programme designed for entry-level positions in the port operations environment.