All articles by James Paul

Port for New Zealand’s biggest city

The two years of global pandemic have been tumultuous for Port of Auckland. As the centre of New Zealand’s COVID-19 outbreaks it felt the effects of the pandemic more sharply than other NZ ports. COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on its performance and throughput, but there is hope that the port is entering “what is hopefully a better era”.

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Emissions reduction plan

The Climate Change Response Act 2002 requires the Government to publish the emissions reduction plan by 31 May 2022, after it gave itself a five-month extension in September, setting out how New Zealand will meet its climate targets.

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PTOM: netWorks expand, access increased, services more affordable

The Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) was envisaged as a collaborative opportunity for councils and bus operators throughout the country to plan, procure, and deliver a near perfect network service. In reality it has been a headache for many, in some cases leading to a decline in working conditions and a decrease in commerciality.

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