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Shane Jones Announces Forgotten World Investment
Posted on 07-Apr-2018

Late last week the government announced that the Provincial Growth Fund, championed by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones, will invest almost half-a-million dollars in exploring the value of State Highway 43.

The appraisal of the economic value that the road has to the Taranaki region could result in multi-million dollar upgrades to the road.

"Connecting Stratford with Taumarunui for about 149km, SH43 is an increasingly popular road trip for visitors," Shane Jones said.

"It is also an impo...

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Storm Smashes New Zealand Roads
Posted on 07-Apr-2018

A massive storm rocked the country Tuesday evening causing widespread damage to private and public property.

The winds gusted up to 213km/h in some areas halting air traffic, fueling fires and blasting trucks.

One truckie driving in Taranaki had a hard day on the job when he was slammed by a tornado. The video footage captured by the driver shows progressively worse weather including lightning storms and torrential rain until finally the driver unwittingly hits a tornado.

"It is an actual tornado!" he can be hear...

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Women Keep on Trucking
Posted on 07-Apr-2018

This week we caught up briefly with Meryn Morrison the head of the Women in Road Transport organisation.

WiRT is still out and about appearing at major events and schools as well as presenting informative seminars around the country.

"WiRT has had a great 6 months getting out and about," says Morrison. "Recently we had a presence at the TMC Truck Show in Christchurch and it generated a lot of interest in Road Transport as a whole which is what we are about. Yes we encourage Women and Youth but it's about our whole ...

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