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Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - English and theatre, Explore - Environmental-occupational-health, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - Politics and society, feature, FifthEstate1, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, national, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

Source: Massey University Creative activism expert Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley says school students are engaging in citizenship by marching for action on climate change. There are amazing teachers working within our schooling system to promote critical and creative learning – but in the main, our secondary schooling system is still oriented to what is known […]

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The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is back for 2019

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is back for 2019

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has partnered with Love To Ride to bring back the Aotearoa Bike Challenge for its third year. The month-long workplace Challenge, taking place in February, encourages New Zealanders to hop on their bikes and log their rides to be in to win some great prizes valued […]

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NZ Transport Agency announces head of light rail appointment

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZ Transport Agency announces head of light rail appointment

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has appointed Carl Devlin to lead the country’s largest infrastructure project, Auckland Light Rail. Announcing the Head of Light Rail appointment Transport Agency Chairman Michael Stiassny said Mr Devlin would bring extensive infrastructure expertise to develop world-class light rail for Auckland. Mr Devlin has led multi-billion […]

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Safety alert – Certifications for tow bars revoked

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on Safety alert – Certifications for tow bars revoked

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Following an ongoing specialist investigation, the NZ Transport Agency has issued a Safety Alert advising that it has revoked the certifications for tow bars on more than 1,400 heavy vehicles. These include small trucks, tipper trucks, motorhomes and goods’ vans certified by Auckland-based heavy vehicle specialist certifier Patrick Chu of […]

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NZ Transport Agency issues safety alert for heavy vehicle towing connections and components

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZ Transport Agency issues safety alert for heavy vehicle towing connections and components

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has issued a safety alert strongly advising heavy vehicle operators to be vigilant in cleaning and checking towing connections and components certified by Auckland-based heavy vehicle specialist certifier Patrick Chu (Transport & Structure Ltd). There has been sub-standard work identified in certain heavy vehicle specialist certifications […]

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Interim NZ Transport Agency CEO appointed

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on Interim NZ Transport Agency CEO appointed

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency 20 Dec 2018 12:30 pm | NZ Transport Agency NZ Transport Agency Chairman Michael Stiassny has announced an interim Chief Executive to replace outgoing Chief Executive Fergus Gammie. From 14 January 2019, independent director and former Chorus CEO Mark Ratcliffe will step into an interim CEO role until a permanent […]

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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Sayad Hussein immediately suspended from issuing WoFs

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Sayad Hussein immediately suspended from issuing WoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Sayad Hussein and his inspecting organisation Frankton WoF and Tyre Station, located in Hamilton. This month, Mr Hussein was observed to be allowing unauthorised people to inspect cars which were then given a Warrant of Fitness (WoF) by Mr Hussein. Mr […]

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WoF alert – Sunnybrae Auto Services and Stephen Upson immediately suspended from issuing WoFs

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Sunnybrae Auto Services and Stephen Upson immediately suspended from issuing WoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended Auckland-based vehicle inspector Stephen Upson and his inspecting organisation Sunnybrae Auto Services. In November this year, Mr Upson was found to have allowed two unauthorised people to carry out Warrant of Fitness inspections on his behalf. He also failed to correctly identify issues […]

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WoF alert – Beemac Motors Tokora and vehicle inspector Brian McEvoy immediately suspended

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Beemac Motors Tokora and vehicle inspector Brian McEvoy immediately suspended

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Mr Brian McEvoy and his inspecting organisation Beemac Motors in Tokoroa. The suspension notice was served today. Mr McEvoy is the sole vehicle inspector at Beemac Motors and has a long history of non-compliance. Recent reviews of his work identified further […]

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NZ Transport Agency CEO steps down

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZ Transport Agency CEO steps down

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency NZ Transport Agency CEO, Fergus Gammie today announced that he has tendered his resignation, which has been accepted by the Board. In making his decision, Mr Gammie said that by stepping aside he was hopeful that the necessary review and improvement of the regulatory function at the Transport Agency could […]

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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Patrick Ah Wong immediately suspended

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Patrick Ah Wong immediately suspended

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has today (Wednesday, 5 December) immediately suspended vehicle inspector Patrick Ah Wong and his inspecting organisation Super Cheap Tyres & Auto Services Ltd in St Johns, Auckland. It’s important to note, this immediate suspension only relates to the St Johns franchise of this company. A review […]

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WoF Alert – Vehicle inspector Elia Sipaia suspended from issuing WoFs

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF Alert – Vehicle inspector Elia Sipaia suspended from issuing WoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Mr Elia Sipaia and his inspecting organisation El’s Auto Services in East Tamaki, Auckland. The suspension notice was served late this afternoon (Tuesday, 4 December). Mr Sipaia has a long history of non-compliance, including rushed inspections and failing to identify issues […]

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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Susantha Ranatunga suspended from issuing WoFs

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Susantha Ranatunga suspended from issuing WoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Mr Susantha Ranatunga who works at Onehunga’s Church Street Motors and Tyres. Church Street Motors and Tyres (company name A One Tyres n Services) retains its appointment as an Inspecting Organisation. The suspension notice was served on Friday afternoon (November 30). […]

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WoF alert – Jet Tyres and Wheel Alignment and vehicle inspector Anderson Lee suspended from issuing WoFs

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Jet Tyres and Wheel Alignment and vehicle inspector Anderson Lee suspended from issuing WoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended Auckland’s Jet Tyres and Wheel Alignment as an Inspecting Organisation. The Auckland based business’ sole vehicle inspector Anderson Lee also been immediately suspended as a vehicle inspector. The suspension notices were served on Friday afternoon (November 30). This follows concerns about his failure […]

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Meredith Connell completes review of most urgent NZTA files

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on Meredith Connell completes review of most urgent NZTA files

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Law firm Meredith Connell has completed its review into the most urgent open regulatory compliance files, leading to a significant increase in action and enforcement taken by the NZ Transport Agency. “Significant progress has been made and reviews completed of the most urgent files where public safety was potentially at […]

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New cycling education system starts pedalling today

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on New cycling education system starts pedalling today

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The best of the best in cycle skills training is up and pedalling from today with the implementation of the new national cycling education system, BikeReady. The NZ Transport Agency, ACC and local government have worked together with the education community and cycling stakeholders to develop BikeReady – built on […]

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WoF alert – Westland Mechanical and Tyre Limited suspended from issuing WoFs

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accessing & regulating, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Westland Mechanical and Tyre Limited suspended from issuing WoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended Westland Mechanical and Tyre Limited’s (trading as Westland Automotive and Tyre) appointment as an Inspecting Organisation. The Auckland based business’ sole director and shareholder Mr Akram Zakeri has also been immediately suspended as a vehicle inspector. The suspension notices were served on Friday […]

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NZTA launches 0800 number for vehicle safety concerns and compliance issues

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZTA launches 0800 number for vehicle safety concerns and compliance issues

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency 18 Oct 2018 10:52 am | NZ Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has set up a new, independently monitored 0800 number for industry workers or members of the public to provide information or raise concerns with vehicle certification work or other compliance issues. “0800 468 244 is free to […]

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Action underway as NZTA compliance investigation progresses

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on Action underway as NZTA compliance investigation progresses

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency NZ Transport Agency Chief Executive Fergus Gammie says 63 of the 152 high priority compliance files being closely investigated for any safety issues have now been assessed. The files were identified by law firm Meredith Connell, who were engaged by the NZTA Board in September to review and strengthen the […]

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NZTA reviewing regulatory compliance and getting tough on enforcement

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, national, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZTA reviewing regulatory compliance and getting tough on enforcement

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has an extensive review of compliance files underway and is toughening up its enforcement regime. An increase in the number of suspensions and other legal action is expected to follow as a result of review findings to date. In late September the NZ Transport Agency Board […]

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