90 days 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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27 minutes ago

An update from the NSNZ National Office...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

If you would like to volunteer to help our members in Christchurch, please reach out to our Canterbury Neighbourhood Support Coordinator, Dave Wilkinson at: manager@canterburyns.net

neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz/

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9 hours ago

EziBuy’s Massive Fashion Clearance – Starts Friday 22nd March

EziBuy

EziBuy’s in town at the Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton. 3 days only.

Enjoy 60 to 80% off an incredible range - Men's and Women's fashion, homeware and accessories. Including amazing brands NEXT and Pumpkin Patch!

New styles added daily.

Doors open 9 am Friday. We’ll see you there!
Find out more!

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