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NZ Transport Agency announces key health and safety appointment

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZ Transport Agency announces key health and safety appointment

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has appointed Greg Lazzaro to lead the Safety, Health & Environment group for the organisation, with responsibility for workplace health and safety, road safety and the Agency’s environmental response. Mr Lazzaro has extensive experience in Health, Safety and Environment, having held a number of Senior Executive […]

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Second bridge opening to one-way traffic for Northland in less than a week

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Second bridge opening to one-way traffic for Northland in less than a week

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency’s bridge building projects in Northland have achieved another significant milestone, with the opening of a new bridge at Matakohe to one way traffic. It follows the opening of the new two-lane bridge at Taipa to one lane traffic last Friday. At Matakohe, the new two-lane bridge […]

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Box of family memorabilia lost on an Auckland motorway is returned to its owner

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Box of family memorabilia lost on an Auckland motorway is returned to its owner

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has reunited a box of family memorabilia lost on an Auckland motorway with its owner. Michael Land says he was extremely grateful to get back the box of family photographs and documents because they were irreplaceable. “I didn’t realise I’d lost the box but I recognised […]

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A hive of activity State Highway 1 Picton to Christchurch, particularly south of Kaikōura

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on A hive of activity State Highway 1 Picton to Christchurch, particularly south of Kaikōura

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency With the summer road maintenance season in full swing and construction work continuing, multiple work sites are in place along the State Highway 1 coastal route between Picton and Christchurch. In particular, south of Kaikōura to Oaro, the number of work sites has increased this month with several stop/go traffic […]

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New Takanini on-ramp merge lane relieving congestion and improving journey times

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on New Takanini on-ramp merge lane relieving congestion and improving journey times

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Motorists on Auckland’s Southern Corridor are enjoying the benefits of less congestion and significantly improved journey times towards the city since the opening of a new on-ramp at Takanini. The new northbound on-ramp to State Highway 1 opened fully on Monday, 11 February as part of the upgrade of the […]

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Work starting on SH35 at Whitianga Bay and Houpoto

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Work starting on SH35 at Whitianga Bay and Houpoto

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency advises work is starting on the repair of two retaining wall sites at Whitianga Bay and Houpoto on SH35 from today,19 February 2019. A prolonged storm event has damaged this section of the highway and caused the embankment to become unstable. Remedial work is required to […]

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Lane closures on Gladstone Road Bridge this week

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Lane closures on Gladstone Road Bridge this week

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency 19 Feb 2019 08:55 am | NZ Transport Agency Tairāwhiti Roads is advising road users that Gladstone Road Bridge will be down to one lane this Wednesday 20 February and Friday 22 February to allow contractors to install new steel balustrades. One lane will be closed from 7.30am on both […]

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Over 20,000 New Zealanders taking part in 2019 Aotearoa Bike Challenge

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Over 20,000 New Zealanders taking part in 2019 Aotearoa Bike Challenge

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is underway this month, and for the third year running the Challenge has encouraged thousands of New Zealanders to get on their bikes. More people have participated in the first two weeks of this year’s Challenge, than in the whole of last year’s Challenge. Over 17,000 […]

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Overnight maintenance planned on SH3 in New Plymouth

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Overnight maintenance planned on SH3 in New Plymouth

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency New Plymouth motorists and residents are advised of maintenance work on State Highway 3, between Pendarves Street and New Plymouth Boys High School, over six nights from 24 February 2019. The NZ Transport Agency’s Regional Transport Systems Manager Ross I’Anson says the pavement repairs will take place between 7pm and […]

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New Taipa Bridge in Northland opens to one lane traffic

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on New Taipa Bridge in Northland opens to one lane traffic

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The new Taipa Bridge on State Highway 10 in Northland has opened to one lane traffic. First across the bridge this morning was truck driver Darren Pupapera from Kaitaia, who was on a routine delivery run. “I come through Taipa just about every day and this will be a great […]

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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Michael Cox suspended from issuing WoFs

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Michael Cox suspended from issuing WoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Mr Michael Cox and his two inspecting organisations – Auto Super Shoppe Hamilton Central and Hamilton Automotive Repairs Ltd. Mr Cox admitted to allowing four unauthorised people to use his credentials to carry out Warrant of Fitness (WoF) inspections over a […]

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Overnight Auckland motorway closures 17 to 23 February 2019

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Overnight Auckland motorway closures 17 to 23 February 2019

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency 15 Feb 2019 02:30 pm | NZ Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday 22nd February […]

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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Hapi Brown suspended from issuing WoFs

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Hapi Brown suspended from issuing WoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Mr Hapi Brown and his Whangarei-based inspecting organisation John St Automotive Limited, trading as Hapi’s Automotive Ltd. Mr Brown allowed unauthorised people to use his credentials to carry out Warrant of Fitness (WoF) inspections. The review also found Mr Brown did […]

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Family memorabilia found on Auckland motorway

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Family memorabilia found on Auckland motorway

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency 14 Feb 2019 02:30 pm | NZ Transport Agency A wartime letter of condolence from King George V1 was lost on an Auckland motorway earlier this month. The letter was in a box of photos, records and other family memorabilia found by a maintenance crew on SH16 (westbound) just before […]

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South Westland State Highway 6, two one-hour-long closures on Monday 18 February

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on South Westland State Highway 6, two one-hour-long closures on Monday 18 February

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency advises people travelling between Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, South Westland, that there will be two, one-hour-long road closures this coming Monday at lunchtime. Essential maintenance and repairs are needed on the Waiho River Bridge, close to the Franz Josef Glacier township on State Highway 6. […]

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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Donald Stewart McLean revoked from issuing WoFs

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Donald Stewart McLean revoked from issuing WoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has revoked Donald Stewart McLean’s vehicle inspecting authority and that of his Invercargill based inspecting organisation, The WOF Man Limited. Mr McLean has a history of compliance issues and upheld customer complaints relating to the poor quality of his inspections. Mr McLean failed to properly inspect […]

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Lower Buller Gorge traffic signals stolen at Fern Arch, SH6

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Lower Buller Gorge traffic signals stolen at Fern Arch, SH6

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency is asking people on the West Coast and in Buller District to take extreme care driving through the Lower Buller Gorge for the next month or so. The equipment for the traffic signals controlling the one-way traffic through the narrow Fern Arch area were stolen at […]

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NZ Transport Agency welcomes findings of independent report on regulatory compliance

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZ Transport Agency welcomes findings of independent report on regulatory compliance

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The Board of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has welcomed the findings – and unreservedly accepted all recommendations – made by Kristy McDonald QC in her Report entitled “Independent Inquiry into NZTA’s Performance in Relation to Dargaville Diesel Specialists (DDS)” (“the Report”) which has been publicly released today. The […]

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Unsworth Heights exit on SH18 to close so motorway upgrade can begin

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Unsworth Heights exit on SH18 to close so motorway upgrade can begin

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency North Shore drivers are encouraged to get ready for a change to how they access the suburb of Unsworth Heights due to work associated with the planned upgrade of State Highway 18 (SH18). The off-ramp from SH18 at Unsworth Drive will close permanently on Sunday 17 February. The exit is […]

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State Highway 6 through Wakefield closes as residents evacuated due to fire risk

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on State Highway 6 through Wakefield closes as residents evacuated due to fire risk

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency With the Nelson and Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Operations team decision to evacuate more streets in Wakefield, State Highway 6 which runs through the town is being closed for the safety of all road users. People will be able to leave the town but not enter State Highway 6 to […]

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