KiwiRail upgrade ‘007’- licensed to thrill

Starved of investment in recent years, the nation’s rail infrastructure renewal is back on track thanks to a significant financial shot-in-the-arm for KiwiRail in May’s budget. CHRIS WEBB reports. CONSCIOUS, PERHAPS, OF the fact that ‘Project Ongaruhe Optimised Seven – North Island Main Trunkline Rail Bridge replacement’ doesn’t exactly excite in the same way as a…

Our top 5 stories of the week

The top five stories from the past week 1. Dispatch from the Chathams: An interview with the mayor of Chatham Islands District Council Alfred Preece http://bit.ly/ChathamsDC 2. Talking amalgamation: The Local Government Commission has given the thumbs up to a proposed Hawkes Bay amalgamation http://bit.ly/HBamalgam 3. How SH85 ‘The Pigroot’ earned its nickname http://bit.ly/PigRoot 4.  Night Moves in…