Transport Minister Steven Joyce was yesterday "invited" to
visit KiwiRail's Hillside workshops to find out for himself
whether it is capable of building trains for Auckland.
Kiwirail has all but ruled out its own workshops, including
Dunedin's Hillside workshops, being given the chance to "have
a crack" at tendering to build $375 million worth of
passenger trains for Auckland.
Dunedin yesterday launched its bid to have a $375 million
contract for Auckland's new electric commuter trains awarded
to railway workshops in Dunedin and Lower Hutt - creating as
many as 1270 jobs.
A Dunedin group hopes to bring a regular supply of biodiesel
to the city in a scheme similar to one already operating in
A University of Otago academic is looking to an American city
with 500km of cycleways as a model for transport planning in
Consultants have been engaged by the Dunedin City Council to
explore the best route for cyclists to traverse the hills
between Dunedin and Mosgiel.
An announcement that TrustPower is ready to go ahead with the
first stage of its Mahinerangi wind farm is expected to be
made within "the next few weeks".
A fire at the Dunedin City Library early yesterday was one of
six suspicious fires across the city in a 12-hour period.
The $70 million investment Cadbury made in its Dunedin plant
before it was swallowed up by food giant Kraft seems to have
gone down well with the new owner.
One of the last outstanding property issues concerned with
the Forsyth Barr Stadium is expected to be resolved within
the next few days.
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