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Japan: Typhoon Jebi

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Japan: Typhoon Jebi

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Japan: Typhoon Jebi Typhoon Jebi is currently a category 5 typhoon and is projected to pass through Japan as a category 3 early next week. Japan’s Metrological Agency has issued storm warnings for a number of prefectures in Japan. There is a risk […]

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Kaikōura post-quake communications recognised in national awards

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura post-quake communications recognised in national awards

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kaikōura post-quake communications recognised in national awards Separate entries from the communications teams from both organisations were jointly awarded the ‘excellence in recovery communications’ category at the ceremony earlier this week at Te Papa in Wellington. This category recognises a sustained contribution to supporting a community […]

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Road users asked to complete survey on Kaimai Range variable speed limit signs

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Road users asked to complete survey on Kaimai Range variable speed limit signs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Road users asked to complete survey on Kaimai Range variable speed limit signs The signs encourage people to drive at safe speeds that are appropriate to the road conditions when rain, ice and fog hit the Kaimai Range. They are part of a trial and were […]

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Japan: Typhoon Cimaron

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Japan: Typhoon Cimaron

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Japan: Typhoon Cimaron Typhoon Cimaron is projected to pass through Japan as a category 3 typhoon (wind speeds up to 154-177km per hour) within the next 24 hours. Japan’s Metrological Agency has issued storm warnings for a number of prefectures in western Japan. […]

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Locals urged to plan journeys as Gladstone Road Bridge widening kicks off

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Locals urged to plan journeys as Gladstone Road Bridge widening kicks off

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Locals urged to plan journeys as Gladstone Road Bridge widening kicks off The shared path is part of Gisborne’s Urban Cycleways Programme, which aims to get more locals on their bikes by developing a dedicated walking and cycling network around and across Gisborne that provides safe […]

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Maitai to Rocks Road/Haven Road, shared path Nelson – spring completion

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Maitai to Rocks Road/Haven Road, shared path Nelson – spring completion

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Maitai to Rocks Road/Haven Road, shared path Nelson – spring completion To date 80% of the scheduled work has been successfully completed, says NZ Transport Agency System Manager, Frank Porter. “This includes new kerb and channel, footpath base course, boardwalk, removal of surface markings, entrance-ways to […]

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India: Flooding

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on India: Flooding

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel India: Flooding There has been severe flooding in Kerala state of India, due to monsoon rains. Over 350 people have died in the worst affected areas, some due to landslides and hundreds of thousands of others have been displaced. Further heavy rainfall could […]

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NZ Transport Agency issues safety alert for heavy vehicle towing connections

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZ Transport Agency issues safety alert for heavy vehicle towing connections

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ Transport Agency issues safety alert for heavy vehicle towing connections The action is being undertaken in response to safety concerns identified during the NZ Transport Agency’s current investigation of Mr Joyce’s certification activity. The investigation was initiated following the indefinite suspension of Mr Joyce’s heavy […]

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New Language for Travel Advisories

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on New Language for Travel Advisories

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel New Language for Travel Advisories On Friday 17 August 2018, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will change the language it uses to describe our travel advisory levels. Our current travel advisory levels of “no significant risk”, “some risk”, “high risk” […]

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Germany: Oktoberfest 2018

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Germany: Oktoberfest 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Germany: Oktoberfest 2018 Munich’s annual Oktoberfest beer festival is scheduled to take place this year between 22 September and 7 October 2018 in Bavaria, Germany. New Zealanders planning on attending this year’s festival should read this information in conjunction with our current travel advisory […]

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Europe: Heatwave

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Europe: Heatwave

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Europe: Heatwave Warm weather producing record high temperatures of over 45 degrees celcius is affecting Spain, Portugal, Greece and other parts of southern Europe. This heatwave heightens the threat of forest fires, and sunstroke. The Meteoalarm website has issued several red weather warnings […]

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Indonesia: Lombok: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Lombok: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Indonesia: Lombok: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck eastern Lombok (Nusa Tenggara province), at 6.47pm local time on 5 August 2018. Reports indicate that over 90 people have died, and there are over 200 severely injured although these numbers […]

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Indonesia: Lombok: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Lombok: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Indonesia: Lombok: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck eastern Lombok (Nusa Tenggara province), at 6.47pm local time on 5 August 2018. The Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency reports the epicentre at 50km north-east of the city of Mataram, […]

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Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage 2018

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage 2018 Over 2 million Muslim pilgrims are expected to visit Mecca to perform the Hajj from 19 to 24 August 2018. As there is an ongoing threat of terrorism in Saudi Arabia, New Zealanders considering making the pilgrimage are […]

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Contractor appointed to build new bridge over the Ōpaoa River, Blenheim

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Contractor appointed to build new bridge over the Ōpaoa River, Blenheim

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Contractor appointed to build new bridge over the Ōpaoa River, Blenheim Transport Agency South Island Director of Regional Relationships Jim Harland says the appointment marks a major milestone in the development of the bridge on State Highway 1, a critical transport link between Picton and Christchurch, […]

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Cameras inside Waterview Tunnels to ensure safe speeds

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Cameras inside Waterview Tunnels to ensure safe speeds

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Cameras inside Waterview Tunnels to ensure safe speeds Safety cameras have been operating in enforcement mode at the entrances and exits of the twin tunnels since they were opened in July 2017. The safety cameras inside the tunnels have also been monitoring travel speeds since July […]

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Christchurch City Council’s cycle-friendly commitment recognised at national cycling awards

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Christchurch City Council’s cycle-friendly commitment recognised at national cycling awards

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Christchurch City Council’s cycle-friendly commitment recognised at national cycling awards The Bike to the Future Awards are organised by the NZ Transport Agency and Cycling Action Network (CAN). They acknowledge New Zealand’s most innovative cycling projects and celebrate the people who are making cycling a safer […]

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UPDATE – Expect delays on SH2 near Te Puna this weekend

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on UPDATE – Expect delays on SH2 near Te Puna this weekend

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: UPDATE – Expect delays on SH2 near Te Puna this weekend This work is a continuation of the tree felling that occurred last weekend. We remind motorists this is a hazardous operation that requires all traffic to be stopped while each tree is felled. Stop/go traffic […]

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First look at the Manawatū Gorge replacement route

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on First look at the Manawatū Gorge replacement route

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: First look at the Manawatū Gorge replacement route While a final design hasn’t been confirmed, Project Manager Lonnie Dalzell says the indicative route sees the new road run from near the western entry of the closed SH3 gorge route, cross the Ruahine Ranges north of the […]

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Measles – check you are protected before you travel

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Measles – check you are protected before you travel

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Measles – check you are protected before you travel Measles is a highly infectious virus that spreads easily from person to person through the air, via breathing, coughing and sneezing. It affects both children and adults. A number of countries overseas continue to […]

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