Updated plan to address Auckla...

17 August 2017

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has released a joint report by the Government and Auckland Council, which updates work undertaken as part of the Auckland Transport Alignment Proje...

Reinstatement SH1 north of Kai...

15 August 2017

A major slip clearance milestone has been achieved with work crews now able to access the entire coastal corridor north of Kaikoura for the first time since the November 2016 earthquake.

New benefits for electric vehicle owners

10 August 2017

Operators of electric vehicles (EVs) are set to benefit from rule changes that will see heavy electric vehicles exempt from road user charges and potentially allow drivers of elect...

Final link welded in Main Nort...

09 August 2017

KiwiRail has linked up the track between Picton and Christchurch for the first time since November’s Kaikoura earthquake devastated the line. Transport Minister Simon Bridges sa...

Government to look at law chan...

21 July 2017

News that the Government is investigating changes to the vehicle exhaust emission rule in light of recent publicity about selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) being disconne...

$18.5 million for West Coast t...

14 July 2017

The Government has launched the Tai Poutini West Coast Economic Development Action Plan, an $18.5 million package of transport projects for the West Coast to help improve the region’s transport network.

Exploring the economic opportu...

07 July 2017

A partnership between the Ministry of Transport and BusinessNZ has commissioned a study into how New Zealand’s economy can benefit from transport innovation. “The potential of s...

Energy Innovation Amendment Bi...

28 June 2017

The Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, which has just passed its third reading, implements parts of the Government’s Electric Vehicles Programm...

Integrated transport system to...

26 June 2017

Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced an integrated approach to transport planning and infrastructure investment in Canterbury that will see centr...

State Highway 1 south of Kaiko...

31 May 2017

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will reopen to all traffic on Friday morning in time for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “The North...