News: New plates supplier confirmed  

publicisAustralian-based Publicis Communication, part of the worldwide Publicis Group, has been awarded the contract to market and sell personalised number plates in New Zealand – now branded KiwiPlates – from previous provider Personalised Plates.

Following a competitive tender process, the New Zealand Transport Agency appointed Publicis as its local provider over a five-year contract period, with two three-year rights of renewal.

Publicis is contracted to share its revenue with the agency. Continue reading “New plates supplier confirmed  ” »

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News: Kiwis appear keen to share cars

My Car Your RentalKiwis are taking to the car sharing trend by storm as attested to by car rental company My Car Your Rental, which says it has experienced “massive growth” in less than six months due to demand.

In 2014, there were over 25,000 car sharing vehicles all over Europe, and as those numbers have grown, the trend has spread to New Zealand, where car owners are shown to be the most open in the world to loaning their vehicles, says Henrik Stovring, founder of My Car Your Rental.

New Zealand-based peer-to-peer My Car Your Rental creates a business platform for vehicle owners to list their cars for rent accompanied by insurance. Continue reading “Kiwis appear keen to share cars” »

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News: Loyal customers rewarded with last remaining Falcons

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Kiwis’ love of the Ford Falcon has been truly evident in their snapping up of the last few cars on offer in the country.

In Australia, on the other hand, the model will still come off production lines until October, which marks the end of its 56-year run.

Of all the special final model Falcon Sprints, just a few G6E models remain for Kiwis, says Ford New Zealand managing director Simon Rutherford. Continue reading “Loyal customers rewarded with last remaining Falcons” »

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News: Is it petrol or diesel? Crikey no, it’s DEF

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Motorists are advised to carefully check labels at truck stop bowsers before fuelling up their cars after several unsuspecting victims inadvertently and disastrously filled up with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

DEF is known by various brand names including AdBlue, Alliedblue, GoClear, Z DEC.

This warning comes from the Automobile Association after it received reports on the several incidents. Continue reading “Is it petrol or diesel? Crikey no, it’s DEF” »

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News: Commercial-scale Z biodiesel production immiment

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New Zealand’s first commercial-scale biodiesel plant received its first delivery of inedible tallow, enabling the beginning of production.

Z Energy’s $26 million biodiesel plant at Wiri, Auckland, is now in the commissioning phase and will start to produce sustainable biodiesel later this month. 

At peak production, the new plant will produce 20 million litres of the product, which it is supplying as a biodiesel/mineral diesel blend to both commercial and retail customers across the upper half of the North Island. Continue reading “Commercial-scale Z biodiesel production immiment” »

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News: Delphi’s driverless car deployment in Singapore

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Over a period of 30 months and in partnership with the island country’s transportation authority, the supplier will put fully autonomous prototypes into service by 2019.

Delphi is set to participate in a large-scale pilot programme of its automated driving technology in Singapore at the beginning of 2017 to further test its equipment in an intensely metropolitan area.

Prior to that it conducted an historic trip across the US in a car outfitted with this technology in 2015. Continue reading “Delphi’s driverless car deployment in Singapore” »

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News: Farewell and it’s been a blast from Personalised Plates

Personalised PlatesAs from today, Personalised Plates no longer holds the contract to market and sell personalised plates with the New Zealand Tranport Agency (NZTA).

“We have been privileged to have had the opportunity for the past 28 years, but now it’s someone else’s turn,” says a Personalised Plates spokesperson.

“Farewell – it’s been a blast.” Continue reading “Farewell and it’s been a blast from Personalised Plates” »

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News: NZTA bulldozes incorrect NZ Herald reporting

onehungabridgedscf2442-x3A story published by the NZ Herald earlier today (August 1) about the East West Link project is incorrect says the New Zealand Transport Agency.

The NZ Herald has since corrected the story.

The Transport Agency says its has no absolutely no intention of bulldozing work it recently completed as part of the regenerated Onehunga Foreshore. Continue reading “NZTA bulldozes incorrect NZ Herald reporting” »

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