On your bike, says this Government to New Zealanders. Whether it’s the billion-dollar bike bridge across the harbour in Auckland (let’s face it, it will be over budget, or more likely, never delivered) announced last week, or the Climate Change Commission’s (CCC) roadmap released this week, the message from the State is clear: you will … Read More
Once again, this week we saw the lengths truck drivers will go to, to get essential goods where they need to go. Canterbury got to be the region of two halves when flooding compromised the Ashburton River-Hakatere Bridge, closing off State Highway 1 at Ashburton on Tuesday. The route was opened partially on Wednesday and … Read More
In last week’s Budget 2021, the Government delivered $1.3 billion to rail, to build trains and boost freight capacity. I always like to take a bit of time to digest the annual Budget and have a good look at where the money is going. It takes time to get past the headlines – in 2020 … Read More
If you are not reading the tea leaves the Government are steeping then let me be clear, employers are facing some big challenges and our industry is going to have to make some changes. Government policies are focused on training New Zealanders for employment before migrants, vastly restricting the number and “skills” of migrants, and … Read More
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