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SPANZ highlights Labour’s ‘selective memory’

The Sporting Shooters Association of New Zealand wishes to highlight the comments made by Opposition MPs, an example being Labour Party leader Chris Hipkins during question time in Parliament on the 28 th of February 2024, that shows a lack of understanding or wilful blindness to their historic amendments to the Arms Act. The Labour ...

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Transporting New Zealand welcomes ‘delivery-focused land transport plan’

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 ...

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Draft transport plans ‘step in right direction’ says EMA

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Taxpayers’ Union welcomes draft Transport GPS, warns against ‘overzealous’ tax hikes

Reacting to the Government’s release of the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport, Taxpayers’ Union Campaigns Manager, Connor Molloy, said: “Reducing road user subsidies of walking and cycleway improvements and capping funding for rail at the level of revenue from Track User Charges should be welcomed. For too long, motorists have been used ...

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GPS 2024: Investing in reliable public transport – Simeon Brown

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has confirmed targeted investment of more than $2 billion over the next three years for public transport projects and services, as part of the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport. “Delivering reliable, effective, and efficient public transport is a priority for the Coalition Government. The draft GPS commits up ...

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GPS 2024: Keeping New Zealanders safer on our roads – Simeon Brown

The Coalition Government will keep New Zealanders safe on our roads with a stronger focus on road policing and enforcement, investment in new and safe roading infrastructure, and targeting the leading contributors to fatal crashes, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says. “The draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport outlines the Government’s change in approach ...

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GPS 2024: 15 new Roads of National Significance – Simeon Brown

The Coalition Government’s priority for investment in the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport is to support economic growth and productivity and ensure our land transport system allows people and freight to move quickly and safely, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says. “Delivering on commitments in our Coalition Agreements, we are re-introducing the successful ...

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GPS 2024: New $500 million Pothole Prevention Fund – Simeon Brown

The Coalition Government will increase investment in road maintenance, including establishing a new $500 million Pothole Prevention Fund to tackle the record number of potholes on our roads, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says. “The draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport changes the way we invest in road maintenance, including the establishment of a ...