Releases

Transport
Mon 1 Aug 2016
A new state highway has been created in Northland, creating a stronger link between the forestry industry and port, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. From today Te Pua Road, Mangakahia Road, Otaika Valley Road and Loop Road (North) will officially become State Highway 15 with the New Zealand Transport Agency taking over the operation and maintenance of the 96km of roads. “These roads are an important link between Northland’s 50-thousand hectares of forestry and its ability to move timber products off-shore at the port,” says Mr Bridges. ...
Transport
Wed 27 Jul 2016
A $25 million package of three road access improvements to Napier port has today been announced by the Government as one of the first actions of Matariki – the Hawke’s Bay Economic Development Strategy. Improving access to the port has been identified through the development of the strategy and its accompanying regional action plan as a key contributor to Hawke’s Bay’s economic growth. ...
Transport
Wed 27 Jul 2016
A $25 million package of three road access improvements to Napier port has today been announced by the Government as one of the first actions of Matariki – the Hawke’s Bay Economic Development Strategy. Improving access to the port has been identified through the development of the strategy and its accompanying regional action plan as a key contributor to Hawke’s Bay’s economic growth. ...
Transport
Tue 12 Jul 2016
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced a $12 million Government investment to replace the Kirikiri Bridge in the Coromandel to help alleviate frequent flooding in the area. Localised flooding in the Kirikiri area, near Thames has caused frequent damage at times, amplified by the 75-year-old Kirikiri Stream Bridge on State Highway 26. The bridge is low and narrow and has a central pier which collects flood debris, causing water to back up during storm events. ...
Transport
Tue 12 Jul 2016
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced a $12 million Government investment to replace the Kirikiri Bridge in the Coromandel to help alleviate frequent flooding in the area. Localised flooding in the Kirikiri area, near Thames has caused frequent damage at times, amplified by the 75-year-old Kirikiri Stream Bridge on State Highway 26. The bridge is low and narrow and has a central pier which collects flood debris, causing water to back up during storm events. ...
Transport
Tue 12 Jul 2016
The final part of the Waikato Expressway will start later this year, with Downer NZ Limited being awarded the contract to build the $115 million Longswamp section, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. The project is the final of seven sections of the 102 kilometre long Waikato Expressway, a Road of National Significance identified by the Government as key to unlocking New Zealand’s economic growth. ...
Transport
Tue 12 Jul 2016
The final part of the Waikato Expressway will start later this year, with Downer NZ Limited being awarded the contract to build the $115 million Longswamp section, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. The project is the final of seven sections of the 102 kilometre long Waikato Expressway, a Road of National Significance identified by the Government as key to unlocking New Zealand’s economic growth. ...
Energy and Resources | Transport
Mon 11 Jul 2016
Ten per cent of New Zealand’s urban streets are now lit by safer, cheaper and more efficient LED lighting, Transport and Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. Last year the Government announced plans to boost the introduction of LED lighting to some urban streets around New Zealand by accelerating funding, encouraging innovative procurement options and through targeted information drives. ...
Energy and Resources | Transport
Mon 11 Jul 2016
Ten per cent of New Zealand’s urban streets are now lit by safer, cheaper and more efficient LED lighting, Transport and Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. Last year the Government announced plans to boost the introduction of LED lighting to some urban streets around New Zealand by accelerating funding, encouraging innovative procurement options and through targeted information drives. ...
Transport
Fri 8 Jul 2016
Work is now underway on the final project which will complete the upgrades of Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway, Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced. Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today turned the sod on the $100 million Lincoln to Westgate project. The upgrade will widen State Highway 16 from two to three lanes in each direction, creating extra capacity on Auckland’s motorway network to service the needs of the growing population in the west of the city. ...
Transport
Fri 8 Jul 2016
Work is now underway on the final project which will complete the upgrades of Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway, Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced. Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today turned the sod on the $100 million Lincoln to Westgate project. The upgrade will widen State Highway 16 from two to three lanes in each direction, creating extra capacity on Auckland’s motorway network to service the needs of the growing population in the west of the city. ...
Transport
Fri 8 Jul 2016
Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened Auckland’s $2.18 million Quay Street Cycleway, completing another part of the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. The 1km, two-lane cycleway runs along the harbour side of Quay Street between Lower Hobson Street and Plumer Street. Planter boxes and concrete kerbs separate cyclists from the vehicles that use the busy link to the port and city centre. ...