• Local Highway Improvement

    September 15, 2015
    Local Highway Improvement

    The NZ Transport Agency says the first four kilometres of the $230 million Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway is almost complete. The Northern Interchange Bridge will open to traffic for the first time, taking State Highway 1 traffic up and over the Expressway, while traffic heading towards Hamilton will travel on the north-bound Expressway lanes. The project is part of the Waikato [...]

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    Faster Broadband to Waikato Areas

    Chorus has finished work upgrading a number of broadband cabinets in the Waikato region, meaning more local residents can now benefit from better broadband services. The upgraded cabinets are in or near Honikiwi, Hot Water Beach, Kuaotunu and Otewa. The work in the Waikato region is part of Chorus’ involvement in the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative. As part of this work, Chorus is [...]

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    Driverless Technology Over the Horizon

    Imagine a world where you don't own a car, you just pickup a driverless taxi on the side of the road and return it when you don't need it anymore. Imagine no railway trains - just long columns of driverless trucks driving export freight to the nearest port along dedicated highway corridors. Sound like something from a Hollywood Sci Fi movie? According to one of our transport [...]

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    Driver Shortages Lead to Urgent Action

    Various trucking firms in New Zealand have reported difficulties in finding qualified drivers this year and have resorted to urgent action to address the problem. Some companies have even had to lay up some of their fleet until sufficient drivers can be recruited. The problem has been longstanding and the reasons are many but the ageing workforce has been a significant contributing factor. It was[...]

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    Hiab Celebrates 70 Years

    July 14, 2015
    Hiab Celebrates 70 Years

    According to the Hiab website, "Hiab celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. The anniversary marks one of the great ideas in modern industry. Seven decades ago, Swedish ski manufacturer Eric Sundin was struggling to get the heavy timber he needed from the woods into his ski factory. The Hiab Method he developed not only solved his challenge, but also sparked a revolution in load handling that [...]

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