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...

Multi-million dollar safety up...

18 May 2017

Work is set to begin on a multi-million dollar fire deluge system to improve safety and reduce the risk of lengthy closures at Lyttelton Tunnel.

Transport Accident Investigati...

12 May 2017

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced Paula Rose’s appointment as a commissioner for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). “Formerly a senior police o...

Economic impact of Kaikoura qu...

01 May 2017

Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today released a Government commissioned report that assesses the economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. The ...

Budget funds crucial South Isl...

01 May 2017

Minister of Transport Simon Bridges has announced that Budget 2017 will provide up to $812 million for reinstating State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch. “The Governme...

Transport sector board appoint...

01 May 2017

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced two new appointments to the board of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). The new members are former mayor of Queenstown, Vane...

Sod turned on Watchman Road In...

25 April 2017

The first sod has been turned to mark the start of construction on the $13 million Watchman Road Intersection Improvements project in Napier. Transport Minister Simon Bridges wa...

Sod turned on Watchman Road In...

21 April 2017

The first sod has been turned to mark the start of construction on the $13 million Watchman Road Intersection Improvements project in Napier. Transport Minister Simon Bridges wa...

Green light for State Highway ...

17 April 2017

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced the route for a bypass of the Awakino Tunnel and the next steps for the Mt Messenger bypass project. “State Highway 3 is a key pri...