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  • The rebuild of earthquake-damaged infrastructure took a step forward today with the signing of an interim agreement between key partners. The Council will be responsible for the Central City Plan. An Alliance will be formed between the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), Christchurch City Council, and contractors Fulton Hogan, Fletcher, McConnell Dowell, Downer and City Care for the rebuild of the city’s earthquake-damaged infrastructure.
    Article - 2011-05-04 09:00
  • The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is preparing to introduce the key provisions for improving young driver safety included in the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament earlier today. NZTA Chief Executive Geoff Dangerfield said young drivers were over-represented in crashes, and the changes introduced by the Bill would address the key factors which put them at increased risk.
    Article - 2011-05-05 19:00
  • New Zealand’s biggest and most complex roading project – Auckland’s Waterview Connection– is a step closer to completion with the NZ Transport Agency’s announcement, Friday, that it has chosen the preferred tenderer for the project’s construction.
    Article - 2011-08-21 19:00
  • A bold new road safety advertising campaign hitting screens this weekend uses real footage captured by hidden cameras to reveal the unscripted responses of ordinary New Zealanders when faced with the situation of being an unwitting passenger in a car driven by someone under the influence of drugs. The unorthodox ads mark the first stage of what will be a long-term behavioural change campaign aimed at reducing the harm caused by drugged drivers.
    Article - 2012-01-12 09:00
  • The NZ Transport Agency is reminding young drivers that practical driving tests are about to get a lot harder. The NZTA has been working for several months to develop a longer and more challenging restricted driving practical test to improve the safety of young and novice drivers as part of the Government’s Safer Journeys road safety strategy.
    Article - 2012-01-27 14:00
  • The NZ Transport Agency welcomes and applauds Vodafone's texting innovation to improve safety on the country's roads. “Texting while driving became illegal two years ago but it remains a significant and unwelcome cause of too many crashes, so it’s great to see Vodafone’s initiative giving people another option to make a safe choice when they are travelling,” says the NZTA’s Chief Executive, Geoff Dangerfield.
    Article - 2012-02-02 13:00
  • The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says a multi-media public awareness campaign will kick off next month to ensure that drivers are aware of changes to New Zealand's give way rules which come into force from 5am on Sunday March 25. NZTA Chief Executive Geoff Dangerfield said publicity around the rule changes was being carefully timed in order to ensure maximum awareness of the changes, while at the same time minimising the risk of drivers starting to apply the new rules too early.
    Article - 2012-02-09 14:00
  • The NZ Transport Agency is urging young drivers and their parents to put in plenty of practice before booking appointments to sit tougher on-road driving tests being introduced from next week. The NZTA has been working for several months to develop a new and more challenging on-road test for learner drivers entering the restricted licensing phase. The new practical test aims to improve the safety of young and novice drivers as part of the Government’s Safer Journeys road safety strategy.
    Article - 2012-02-20 15:00
  • The NZ Transport Agency is reminding young and novice drivers that new practical driving tests coming into force today (27 February) will be much more challenging and harder to pass than current tests. NZTA Chief Executive Geoff Dangerfield said the new test had been specifically designed to improve safety by encouraging learner drivers to clock up at least 120 hours of supervised practice before they sit the test, and he reminded drivers that they should not expect to pass the new test unless they had put in that amount of preparation.
    Article - 2012-02-28 15:00
  • The NZ Transport Agency says early results from the new practical driver testing regime should put learner drivers on notice that more practice is needed to pass the new tests. With nearly 1,500 tests conducted in the first two weeks of testing under the new regime, the overall pass rate has dropped sharply as expected, from around 80 percent under the old system to 39 percent for the new test. NZTA Chief Executive Geoff Dangerfield said while no targets had been set, a sharp drop in pass rates in the initial stages of the new restricted tests was expected.
    Article - 2012-03-14 10:01