193 days ago

What do you think about our airports?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi Waikato,

Auckland Airport has been under fire recently and it got us wondering about what Kiwis think about their local airport. We want to hear about your airport experiences. What do you think are the best and worst Koru lounges in NZ? What are some of the weirdest or quirkiest airports you've been to in NZ? Email your thoughts to our travel reporter at lorna.thornber@stuff.co.nz. (If commenting, please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/comments used on Stuff).”

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1 day ago

Are you ready to completely ditch plastic bags?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The clock is ticking (and no, we're not referring to the Christmas countdown!) - single-use plastic bags will be out of circulation from July 1, 2019.

All retailers, ie not just supermarkets, will no longer be able to sell or give away single-use plastic shopping bags after this date. To read more, click here.

Do you support the single-use plastic bag ban? How will the ban affect your life?

Have you already adapted to a plastic bag-free life or will this mean big changes in your household? What are your tips and tricks for ensuring the ban doesn't cause havoc when you hit the shops?

Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/ comments used on Stuff

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15 hours ago

Passenger rail is coming!

Jamie Neighbourly Lead from Chartwell

The NZ Transport Agency Board has approved a business case for the next steps in a start-up trial Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service, to begin March 2020.

“We know more and more people are commuting between Hamilton and Auckland, and introducing this trial service will give them a choice in how they do that,” Minister Phil Twyford said.

The business case allows for the fit-out of rolling stock and the detailed design of infrastructure. The total cost of the five year trial, including the service operated by KiwiRail, is estimated at $78.2 million, including $68.4 million from the NZ Transport Agency and $9.8 million from local authorities.

It would stop in Hamilton at Frankton and The Base in Rotokauri before going onto Huntly and finally stopping in Papakura in Auckland, where passengers can change onto the Auckland Public Transport Network. Future stops may include, Te Kauwhata, Pokeno and Tuakau.

A new station including a platform and Park & Ride parking area will be created as part of the Rotokauri rail stop and the Huntly platform will need to be upgraded.

Well done all those who worked hard to make this happen.

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4 hours ago

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