The SOE is forecasting a significant fall in annual tourist passenger numbers for FY21.
Drivers leaving Auckland on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and returning Monday were likely to face heavy traffic volumes.
The cultural artworks along SH1 and the railway line on the Kaikōura coastline have been completed.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will start rockfall mitigation work at the Ngauranga Gorge to make the road safer for motorists, cyclists and walkers.
The route spanned 341km from Otepoti/Dunedin to the foot of the Southern Alps at Queenstown.
The company’s locomotives and carriages would be brought out of hibernation temporarily to provide the service,
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will fund the $2m repair of the last 3km of Lower Hollyford Road in Fiordland.
Travel might be more spread out across the country with holiday makers taking the opportunity to have a longer break and exploring different regions to normal.
The main route into the airport will close over four consecutive nights as work continues on its roading network.
Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s Takitimu North Link project is up for tender for construction.
Wellington City Council has secured $1m from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to design four Innovating Streets pilots with the community.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising all drivers to avoid unnecessary journeys and check highways before setting off as snow and ice falls over the South Island.
Snow and wind have closed highways across New Zealand, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has confirmed the first 11km section of the flood-damaged Lower Hollyford Road in Fiordland will be repaired, at a cost of $400,000.
Popular tourist route Milford Road, SH94, remains closed due to avalanche risk.
Sealing the Pouto road would unlock tourism and business opportunities for Kaipara locals.
The road is an important tourism route, forming part of the Thermal Explorer Highway linking Rotorua with the Hawkes Bay, Lake Taupo, Ruapehu and Hamilton.
Queenstown Lakes District Council calling for local feedback on proposed options to improve crossing the Kimiākau Shotover River, complementing the Edith Cavell Bridge.
The person who died had been travelling in the car at the time of the collision, Police said.
KiwiRail has received a further $13m of government funding for improving the resilience of its iconic TranzAlpine tourist train route.
Locals are invited to find out more about planned improvements for the Forgotten World Highway.
The Government will invest nearly $3m into the Buller District Council to kick start the post-Covid 19 rebuild.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has reversed its planned management of the Arthur’s Pass highway this winter.
Work to make transport networks around Kaikōura safer and more resilient following the November 2016 earthquake is due to be completed on 15 December.
The first regional transport projects of the $12bn New Zealand Upgrade Programme are underway.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will close Homer Tunnel for road resurfacing following Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Council will vote today on a motion put forward by Dunedin mayor Aaron Hawkins on support options for Dunedin Railways, including improved funding.
Wairarapa Train services will return to their regular timetable from Monday, May 4 in line with the return to normal timetables for all Metlink rail services, according to the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Around 75 tourism and hospitality businesses are in line for a QLDC rent reprieve.
More detail has been provided about the proposed walking and cycling link over the Auckland Harbour Bridge by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
Public submissions on plans for a new highway to replace the closed State Highway 3 Manawatū Gorge route are now open, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
The Government will invest a record $54b in its balanced transport policy over the next decade.
Private vehicle access into and out of Milford Sound Piopiotahi will start on Monday 16 March.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers there will be delays in and out of Hanmer Springs while the bridge on State Highway 7A, over the Waiau River, is being resurfaced.
A further $13.4m will be spent on improving State Highway 43 the Forgotten World Highway.
Convoys in and out of Milford Sound Piopiotahi are set to be ongoing as work continues on repairing the road following adverse weather that closed the highway in February.
The first convoys, including visitor buses into Milford Sound Piopiotahi since the torrential rain of just over a fortnight ago, have gone smoothly.
A four-wheel drive route into Milford Sound Piopiotahi is now available for emergency services, and essential services convoys are planned to start this weekend.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is warning motorists of a busy week in Dunedin as international entertainers take to the stage.
KiwiRail has welcomed the Government’s massive $6.8bn transport funding injection that will boost Auckland rail commuting.
The new investment will help Queenstown cope with a growing number of tourists and residents.
Construction has started on the upgrade of State Highway 20B to Auckland airport.
The Homer Tunnel on SH94 between Te Anau and Milford Sound has reopened, allowing hundreds of queued cars to pass through from Milford Sound.
Two popular tourist routes in the South Island will be affected by maintenance and resealing this week.
The Haast highway (SH6) between Harihari and Whataroa is scheduled for reopening today and is welcome news for businesses, says Development West Coast.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging people to prepare for the unexpected when travelling on roads in the South Island this summer.
NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that it is aiming to fully reopen State Highway 6 south of Hokitika to Makarora in Otago in time for Christmas.
The government will inject $9.6m into the Forgotten World Highway (State Highway 43) to seal the remaining 12km unsealed stretch of road through the Tangarakau Gorge.
The investment is “vital to unlocking Wairarapa’s potential”, says the transport minister.
State Highway 1 through Kaikōura between Picton and Christchurch will re-open for night-time travel from today.