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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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NZTA seeking community input for SH2 Safety improvements

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZTA seeking community input for SH2 Safety improvements

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZTA seeking community input for SH2 Safety improvements The NZ Transport Agency is investigating ways to improve safety and keep traffic moving as the Wairarapa region grows, and it is inviting the community to have their say.The NZ Transport Agency’s SH2 Masterton to Carterton team will […]

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Greece: Wildfires

By   /  July 25, 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 Greece: Wildfires

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Greece: Wildfires Major wildfires are currently impacting parts of Greece and a state of emergency has been declared in the Attica region around Athens. New Zealanders are advised to follow any instructions issued by the local authorities such as Fire and Rescue services […]

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Guinea-Bissau

By   /  July 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 Guinea-Bissau

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 2 March 2017, 16:21 NZDT Still current at: 20 July 2018 There is high risk to your security in the northwest part of the country that borders the Casamance region in Senegal due to incidents of armed banditry and the presence of […]

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Cuba

By   /  July 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 Cuba

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 20 July 2018, 13:55 NZST Still current at: 20 July 2018 Related news features There are no significant security risks associated with travel to Cuba but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety. CrimeThere is a risk […]

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Europe: Internal border controls

By   /  July 18, 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: Internal border controls

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Europe: Internal border controls As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue visas it cannot provide definitive advice on the requirements to enter or exit countries within the Schengen area.  Border officials may adopt different interpretations of the rules or […]

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Protecting the Lewis Pass highway from river erosion, work timed to avoid nesting season

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Protecting the Lewis Pass highway from river erosion, work timed to avoid nesting season

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Protecting the Lewis Pass highway from river erosion, work timed to avoid nesting season The Department of Conservation (DOC) is working closely with the Agency to minimise the number of beech trees which need to be removed and to protect the wildlife habitat by ensuring the […]

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Dunedin to Mosgiel barriers installed making the highway safer for all road users

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Dunedin to Mosgiel barriers installed making the highway safer for all road users

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Dunedin to Mosgiel barriers installed making the highway safer for all road users Safety barriers have been installed down the side of the highway to help prevent run-off road crashes, the median barrier has been extended to help stop head-on crashes, and changes have been made […]

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