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Ruts are already forming in parts of the new multimillion-dollar Waikato Expressway, leaving truckies frustrated and roading bosses saying it could be months before they are fixed. Audio
The lack of independent checking on steel for highways has come to light after a two-year fight to get information off the Transport Agency.
A major steel failure on the Waikato Expressway has come to light in emails the Transport Agency fought for two years to keep secret. In 2016 RNZ News learned bridge piles for the expressway failed to… Audio
The government's building watchdog has conceded there is real concern around steel supplies - but says that there is no actual evidence of problems with steel.
The NZ Transport Agency is trusting Steel and Tube to investigate itself, after the company imported 1600 tonnes of substandard steel for the Huntly bypass.
The Transport Agency has entrusted the investigation into how it's ended up with a heap of bad steel at the new Waikato Expressway to the very company that imported it, Steel & Tube. Audio
Playing down the threat of substandard steel that made it past New Zealand controls is reckless of the government, says a veteran global steel trader.
A top international testing organisation has been alerted to the Huntly steel failures and wants them investigated.
The contractors who imported 1600 tonnes of substandard steel for the $450m Huntly Bypass were warned the deal was too good to be true.
Major listed company Steel & Tube has been revealed as the New Zealand importer of 1600 tonnes of substandard steel for a new highway project.
Steel imported from China to hold up four bridges on the $2bn Waikato Expressway has failed crucial tests, forcing a major redesign and fix-up job.
Safer and swifter trips are being promised following the opening of the 250 million dollar Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway. Audio
The first sod has been turned for the construction of the $458 million Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.
The first sod's being turned today on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway. Audio