Subscribe   Login     ☰ Menu
×
Tourism Ticker
Tourism Ticker
Advertisement
Tourism Ticker
Advertisement
Tourism Ticker
Home   News   Analysis   Companies   Regions   Jobs   Market   Calendar

Transport


News | Briefs | Roundup | People | Events | Campaigns | Transport | Activities | Accommodation | Government | Infrastructure | Māori | Environment | Technology

26 Jul 2021   /

$69m revamped transport hub opens

Bus and rail services have recommenced at Puhinui Station in Papatoetoe after a $69m revamp.


Vintage rail “spreads the love” for domestic tourism
20 Jul 2021   /

Vintage rail “spreads the love” for domestic tourism

A slew of new products has set up the railway for growth, with local businesses on board for the economic ride.


Seatoun ferry wharf to close for a year
20 Jul 2021   /

Seatoun ferry wharf to close for a year

Seatoun Wharf in Wellington will close on 23 July or 12 months for repairs and upgrades.


Direct service to Auckland on Saturdays for Te Huia train
12 Jul 2021  

Direct service to Auckland on Saturdays for Te Huia train

Saturday trains operating at capacity on some services, according to Waikato regional councillor Hugh Vercoe.


Govt to invest $1.3bn in KiwiRail
9 Jul 2021   /

Govt to invest $1.3bn in KiwiRail

The government will invest $1.3bn in KiwiRail over three years as part of the Rail Network Investment Programme.


Te Huia service boosting weekend leisure travel – Dawson
8 Jul 2021  

Te Huia service boosting weekend leisure travel – Dawson

The service has attracted criticism for low weekday passengers but Saturday services can be full.


Christchurch calls for e-scooter providers
2 Jul 2021  

Christchurch calls for e-scooter providers

Permits for Lime and Flamingo due to expire end-August.


Why we sold Fullers GreatSights – John Thorburn
1 Jul 2021   /

Why we sold Fullers GreatSights – John Thorburn

The decision to sell the Bay of Islands operator was a difficult one to make, says Entrada’s CEO.


New airport express bus slated for Wellington
1 Jul 2021  

New airport express bus slated for Wellington

Metlink seeking operator for new service.


Akaroa road link under scrutiny
24 Jun 2021   /

Akaroa road link under scrutiny

NZTA is asking for public feedback on road speeds along State Highway 75 and a section of State Highway 73.


e-scooter permit goes to new supplier in Dunedin
21 Jun 2021   /

e-scooter permit goes to new supplier in Dunedin

Lime leaves after weighing up factors following new bylaw.


Transport key focus in final climate change report
10 Jun 2021   /

Transport key focus in final climate change report

An innovative role for Māori tourism is floated to help the country transition to net zero emissions by 2050.


Auckland metro to shut for maintenance
3 Jun 2021  

Auckland metro to shut for maintenance

All four metro lines in Auckland’s rail system will close for Queen’s Birthday weekend for maintenance.


Waikato-Auckland rail service gets boost in long term plan
31 May 2021  

Waikato-Auckland rail service gets boost in long term plan

Saturday train services to to be extended.


Taranaki extends EV charging network with new stations
26 May 2021  

Taranaki extends EV charging network with new stations

Stations located near main entrance of gardens and free to use 24/7.


Hamilton streets to get temporary makeover
26 May 2021   /

Hamilton streets to get temporary makeover

Trial projects part of Waka Kotahi-NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets for People programme.


New shared path opens in South Auckland
25 May 2021  

New shared path opens in South Auckland

Bike, scooter and pedestrian path to be expanded another 4km as part of Papakura to Drury South project.


Auckland’s CityLink buses go electric
27 Apr 2021  

Auckland’s CityLink buses go electric

Auckland aims to buy no more new diesel buses from July 2021.


Prep for busy South Island roads over ANZAC period – NZTA
23 Apr 2021  

Prep for busy South Island roads over ANZAC period – NZTA

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency is warning motorists to be ready for busy roads in the South Island over the ANZAC Day long weekend.


Auckland airport e-bus commute cut after upgrades
19 Apr 2021  

Auckland airport e-bus commute cut after upgrades

Upgrades on Auckland’s State Highway 20B have been completed, shortening airport-Puhinui Station route.


Fullers360 boosts Waiheke Island services
13 Apr 2021  

Fullers360 boosts Waiheke Island services

Fullers360 is rolling out an additional peak weekday return sailing from Auckland to Waiheke Island to cater for demand.


More choice, better integrated transport needed for tourists – CCC
25 Mar 2021   /

More choice, better integrated transport needed for tourists – CCC

EVs – like Nomad Safaris’ Tesla – can play a bigger role in tourism, says the Climate Change Commission.


Wellington’s harbour-side walking, biking path opens
16 Mar 2021  

Wellington’s harbour-side walking, biking path opens

A morning blessing ceremony has marked the opening of Wellington’s new Cobham Drive walking and biking route.


Coach company cries foul after MIQ transport monopolised
12 Mar 2021   /

Coach company cries foul after MIQ transport monopolised

A coach operator that had its airline transport contract terminated by the government and handed to a competitor is calling for fair treatment.


Guidance for transport operators updated after alert level changes
9 Mar 2021  

Guidance for transport operators updated after alert level changes

The Ministry of Transport has updated its Alert Levels 1 and 2: Covid-19 Guidance for Transport Operators document.


Wellington Airport urged to support climate goals
3 Mar 2021  

Wellington Airport urged to support climate goals

Wellington regional councillors have called for Wellington Airport’s expansion plans to support the region’s climate goals. 


Arterial route to Auckland Airport to close for improvements
26 Feb 2021   /

Arterial route to Auckland Airport to close for improvements

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will close a main arterial route to Auckland Airport for safety improvements and road widening.


Metlink considered for Airport Flyer replacement
10 Feb 2021  

Metlink considered for Airport Flyer replacement

With NZ Bus ending its Airport Flyer service in November last year, the region’s public transport users have been left with no direct access to the airport.


New transport hub opens in Hamilton
1 Feb 2021  

New transport hub opens in Hamilton

The hub would be a major connection point for buses, as well as providing a rail station for the Waikato to Auckland passenger rail service Te Huia.


Aucklanders urged to plan online to avoid holiday delays
27 Jan 2021   /

Aucklanders urged to plan online to avoid holiday delays

Motorists going away for Auckland Anniversary weekend are urged by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to plan ahead, be patient, drive to the conditions and avoid busy travel times on state highways.


NZTA launches NZ-wide cycling map
26 Nov 2020   /

NZTA launches NZ-wide cycling map

A new interactive cycle route map has been launched that shows how the cycling network connects across New Zealand.


Tranzit to provide Wellington Airport bus service
13 Nov 2020  

Tranzit to provide Wellington Airport bus service

Tranzit will take over from NZ Bus to operate Wellington’s Airport Flyer service.


$14m upgrade to start on Auckland Airport connections
14 Oct 2020  

$14m upgrade to start on Auckland Airport connections

A $14m upgrade of transport connections to Auckland Airport starts this week.


Wild weather closes tourist routes, Auckland Harbour Bridge
29 Sep 2020   /

Wild weather closes tourist routes, Auckland Harbour Bridge

Snow and wind have closed highways across New Zealand, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge.


Fullers360 adds sailings to ease Auckland congestion
25 Sep 2020  

Fullers360 adds sailings to ease Auckland congestion

Fullers360 has brought back 30-minute off-peak sailings on its Devonport route in a bid to help ease travel challenges caused by the damage to Auckland’s Harbour Bridge.


Auckland Transport cuts public services
21 Sep 2020  

Auckland Transport cuts public services

Auckland Transport is making cuts to its public transport service in response to Auckland Council’s emergency budget and customer demand.


MOT provides level 2 guidance for transport operators
16 Sep 2020   /

MOT provides level 2 guidance for transport operators

The Ministry of Transport is still encouraging physical distancing on public transport even though it is no longer mandatory.


Charter, group tours exempt from face masks
28 Aug 2020   /

Charter, group tours exempt from face masks

Wearing a face covering on public transport and planes will be compulsory at Covid-19 alert level 2 and above.


Auckland Transport issues level 3 guidance
13 Aug 2020  

Auckland Transport issues level 3 guidance

Auckland Transport is advising public transport users in the region to follow alert level 3 guidance and only use public transport when essential. 


Wellington’s Cable Car returns to service
6 Aug 2020   /

Wellington’s Cable Car returns to service

Wellington’s Cable Car will be back in service from this Saturday 8 August after its annual maintenance shutdown.


KiwiRail secures $13m to improve TranzAlpine resilience
9 Jul 2020  

KiwiRail secures $13m to improve TranzAlpine resilience

KiwiRail has received a further $13m of government funding for improving the resilience of its iconic TranzAlpine tourist train route.


Buller to receive almost $3m for post-Covid 19 rebuild
8 Jul 2020   /

Buller to receive almost $3m for post-Covid 19 rebuild

The Government will invest nearly $3m into the Buller District Council to kick start the post-Covid 19 rebuild.


TOP 10, Tourism Holdings partner on pop-up camper network
7 Jul 2020   /

TOP 10, Tourism Holdings partner on pop-up camper network

TOP 10 Holiday Parks has teamed up with Tourism Holdings-owned Britz motorhomes to open a raft of pop-up motorhome branches across the country.


Wellington Airport Flyer back on the job
7 Jul 2020   /

Wellington Airport Flyer back on the job

NZ Bus has resumed its Wellington Airport Flyer service.


Carpark queues ‘thing of the past’ at Mt Ruapehu – RAL
30 Jun 2020  

Carpark queues ‘thing of the past’ at Mt Ruapehu – RAL

Queuing for a carpark will become ‘a thing of the past’ at Mt Ruapehu’s Turoa and Whakapapa Ski Fields, says Ruapehu Alpine Lifts.


InterCity expands Northland services
29 Jun 2020  

InterCity expands Northland services

The services would operate on a reduced schedule, four days per week.


Auckland streets upgrade plan secures $1.4m funding
24 Jun 2020  

Auckland streets upgrade plan secures $1.4m funding

Auckland will receive around $1.4m in new funding from the Government’s Innovating Streets for People programme.


New airport electric bus route to launch next year
15 Jun 2020   /

New airport electric bus route to launch next year

Auckland Transport’s new bus route using electric buses operated by Go Bus will be launched in the first half of 2021.


Avis, Budget remove cancellation fees
2 Jun 2020   /

Avis, Budget remove cancellation fees

Avis and Budget Car Rentals have removed cancellation fees for booking made before 31 August 2020. 


Entrada cuts 80 staff, InterCity resumes services
27 May 2020   /

Entrada cuts 80 staff, InterCity resumes services

Physical distancing measures meant there would be reduced seating capacity, and services might run at a loss.