RTF in the News

Interest.co.nz (3/5/18): Road Transport Forum’s Ken Shirley offers some ‘far better’ alternatives to the Regional Fuel Tax

Stuff (2/5/18): Transport Minister says no guarantee that cost of Auckland fuel tax won’t spread

NZ Herald (1/5/18): Fuel tax poorly thought out solution to transport costs

Radio NZ (1/5/18): Auckland fuel tax flawed – trucking industry

TVNZ Breakfast (1/5/18): Government would be ‘commercially naive’ to regulate fuel prices, industry body says

Newstalk ZB (30/4/18): The folly of a regional fuel tax

Taranaki Daily News (24/4/18): Truckies blame regulators for inadequate oversight of towbar certification

DominionPost (15/4/18): Approved, not approved: Blenheim bridge plans stall as project becomes ‘subject to funding approval’

BoP Times (13/4/18): Kaimai road tunnel sought by trucking industry

One News (4/4/18): ‘Way too high for me already’ – Proposed fuel tax increase unpopular with drivers, businesses and emergency services

One News (16/3/18): Decision made on alternative route to Manawatu Gorge – set to cost upwards of $500m

Radio Live (16/3/18): Manawatu Gorge highway replacement to open in six years

One News (28/2/18): Harmful diesel emissions in our Government’s sights as Europe moves against fuel

NZ Herald (22/2/18): Driver licence scandal: hundreds of licences chucked out after officer accepted bribes for passes

Stuff (28/1/18): Road is here to stay, and rail still has a future

The Project, TV3 (26/1/18): Truck drivers are leaving the industry in droves

Newstalk ZB (24/1/18): Fonterra’s payment system labelled ‘grossly wrong’

Sunday Star Times (31/12/17): Upheaval at NZTA resulting in ‘poor quality roading upgrades’

Newstalk ZB (20/12/17): Transport agency considering four new toll roads

Radio NZ (13/12/17): Manawatu Gorge new route choice delayed

Radio NZ (13/12/17): Trucks to stay on alternative highway after SH1 reopens

Marlborough Express (2/11/17): Poor attitude towards truck driving causing shortage, says freight body

Timaru Herald (27/10/17): Ongoing closure of State Highway 1 costs trucking industry $2.7 million a week

Radio NZ (25/10/17): Greens transport concessions rile trucking industry

Radio NZ (23/10/17): Truckies faced with alternative South Island route quitting in droves

One News (5/10/17): ‘Stupid bloody roundabout’ blamed for oversize truck getting stranded on SH1

Taranaki Daily News (4/10/17): Bylaw to restrict heavy vehicles irks Rangitīkei forestry workers

One News (2/10/17): It cost $630m, but Kapiti Expressway already in need of repair after just eight months 

Stuff (2/10/17): Call goes out to Irish truckies to solve NZ shortage 

Radio NZ (18/9/17): Trucks to deliver diesel and petrol as damaged pipe repaired

Timaru Herald (31/8/17): Overweight driver standowns at Fonterra a bigger industry issue – experts 

Timaru Herald (29/8/17): Shortage of truck drivers in South Canterbury a concern

One News (22/8/17): ‘We’re struggling’ – not everyone happy with election campaign lolly scramble of transport dollars

NZ Herald (9/8/17): Final weld placed on broken Kaikoura train line

Radio NZ (7/8/17): Auckland transport tug of war between Labour and National

Stuff (4/7/17): Death of Northland cyclist in crash with truck sparks road safety debate 

Hawke’s Bay Today (6/6/17): Bigger trucks mean fewer lorries on Napier Roads

Radio NZ (22/5/17): Broken bridge highlights freight fragility

NZ Herald (16/4/17): Road safety concerns prompt Government to put in $10m to keep Police truck, bus safety officers

DominionPost (13/4/17): Cyclist’s widow wants truck drivers to experience vulnerability her husband felt

Radio NZ (9/4/17): Police cuts risk road safety

DominionPost (22/2/17): Regional councillors set to debate the future of CentrePort 

Manawatu Standard (21/2/17): Reckless driving on gorge nothing new, claims truck lobbyist 

Radio NZ (9/2/17): The Panel – The slowness in clearing road accidents

TVNZ (9/2/17): Truck numbers explode on South Island Roads