Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has welcomed the Coalition Government’s draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS), praising its focus on road repair and maintenance, building Roads of National Significance, and lifting growth and productivity. Interim CEO Dom Kalasih says that this back-to-basics approach will be well received by … Read more

Bluecliffs State of Emergency extended – Civil Defence Southland

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On Sunday 3 March, Southland District Council Mayor Rob Scott extended the State of Emergency at Bluecliffs for another week, until Sunday 10 March. “The reason the emergency is being extended is to advance the two workstreams arising from the original declaration – firstly to open the bar at the Waiau Mouth where the work … Read more

Draft transport plans ‘step in right direction’ says EMA

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The EMA today welcomed the release of the Government’s draft Policy Statement on land transport. EMA Head of Advocacy Alan McDonald says a well-maintained and efficient roading network is essential to helping drive our economic recovery. “Businesses rely on moving goods, services and people across our cities and between regions quickly. Unfortunately, many of our … Read more

Politics

More emissions, more congestion, transport policy a disaster – Julie Anne Genter

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The Government’s policy statement on transport is a climate change-fuelling, congestion creating disaster. It will not work. “More time stuck in traffic and more emissions. That’s it. That’s the Government’s big idea for transport in this country. It’s pathetic,” says the Green Party’s spokesperson for transport, Julie Anne Genter. “Simeon Brown is obsessed with forcing … Read more