Hillside

Rally helps keep Hillside hopes alive

Rally helps keep Hillside hopes alive

Hillside will rise again.

Many a handy thing in workshops auction sale

Many a handy thing in workshops auction sale

Looking for a robotic welder?How about a railway locomotive wheel-cutter? Or a prototype railway wagon? It comes without wheels, but if you had a railway locomotive wheel-cutter, you could make your own.

Working party's job over for now

Working party's job over for now

Members of the now defunct Hillside working party are willing to join forces if or when the need arises in the future, chairman John Christie says.

Labour promise of reopening Hillside

Labour promise of reopening Hillside

The Labour Party has committed to re-establishing the Hillside workshops in Dunedin if it forms the next Government.

90 jobs to go in partial Hillside sale

90 jobs to go in partial Hillside sale

Nearly 90 workers face redundancy, with the news only part of Kiwirail's Hillside Workshop in Dunedin has been sold.

'Cold comfort' over wagons

'Cold comfort' over  wagons

Hillside Engineering Workshops staff who missed out on the contract to manufacture new wagons are being asked to repair faulty Chinese-made wagons.

Chinese-built wagons needed brakes replaced

Chinese-built wagons needed brakes replaced

Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran has come out swinging today after news that the brakes on 500 Chinese-built freight wagons ordered by KiwiRail had to be replaced before they could hit the tracks last year.

Unified front to help sell Hillside

Unified front to help sell Hillside

Dunedin's city leaders have officially put up a unified front to do whatever it takes to smoothly roll through the sale of Hillside Engineering.

Saving Hillside Workshops

Saving Hillside Workshops

Hillside is to be sold. While it is heartening to observe the optimism at the news emanating from parties connected to, and associated with, the long-standing South Dunedin heavy engineering business, only time will tell whether there is any realistic basis for it; and whether, several months hence, the 123 or so remaining skilled staff will still have employment, and Dunedin a potentially key operation in its cluster of remaining engineering companies.

Hillside decision 'best one' for city

Hillside decision 'best one' for city

Despite KiwiRail seeking expressions of interest for the sale of Dunedin's Hillside Engineering, the city's business community and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union are confident Hillside can survive.

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