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  • In 2009 the New Zealand chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMINZ) presented the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and BECA, a specialist New Zealand engineering consultancy, with its annual project of the year award for their Ramp Signaling Project. The project has produced a 15 per cent improvement in travel speed and a five to 15 per cent increase in throughput of vehicles on Auckland’s motorways.
    Article - 2010-05-27 11:46
  • The NZ Transport Agency says it is confident that relatively small number of vehicles imported from the area around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan since the devastating earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 will not be contaminated with radioactive material. The NZTA’s National Manager Vehicles Don Hutchinson says the Japanese authorities have been monitoring machinery, including vehicles, for any signs of contamination and there are strict controls in place preventing any contaminated goods leaving the ports.
    Article - 2011-04-07 16:30
  • The NZ Transport Agency says the first stage of the operation to shift the Rob Roy Hotel - one of Auckland's oldest pubs - back to its original sight opposite Victoria Park west of the city's CBD has been completed successfully. The 125 year old hotel has been "pulled" 24 metres by a series of hydraulic jacks attached to the concrete apron at the base of the brick building. The move will be completed today when the jacks will push the hotel the final 20 metres of its 44 metre-long journey. .
    Article - 2011-04-13 09:30
  • The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is launching a bold new campaign to improve the poor road safety record of teenage drivers in New Zealand. “Road crashes are the single biggest killer of 15-19 year old New Zealanders, and our teen crash rates are among the worst in the developed world – that’s a situation no-one should accept,” said Michael Cummins, the NZTA’s National Manager of Road User Behaviour. New Zealand has the highest road death rate in the OECD for 15-17 year olds, and the fourth highest road death rate for 18-20 year-olds.
    Article - 2011-06-07 09:00
  • This is great and exciting news for Auckland. The Waterview connection has been under investigation since 2000, and the western ring route under construction in various stages over the past 45 years. Today’s draft decision by the Board of Inquiry to grant NZTA consent to construct the Waterview Connection brings in sight closure on a long chapter in Auckland’s struggle to build a modern, fully integrated motorway network.
    Article - 2011-06-15 21:00
  • The NZ Transport Agency says two Auckland taxi drivers have been penalised with instant $400 fines for refusing short journey fares, and four other drivers are under investigation for similar offences. All six drivers were working at night when they refused the fares. The two fines, imposed under the Operator Licensing Rules (2007) which prohibits drivers from refusing fares because the requested journey is too short, follow complaints to the NZTA from people unable to get rides in the central city area.
    Article - 2011-07-10 11:00
  • The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists and East Coast residents that State Highway 35 is closed at Kopuaroa between Tokomaru Bay and Ruatoria after the approaches for the bailey bridge were washed out. NZTA Principal Asset Manager Gordon Hart says heavy rainfall overnight has caused the foundations for the existing bailey bridge to wash away and make the bridge unstable. A bailey bridge is in place while the NZTA construct a replacement Kopuaroa Bridge.
    Article - 2011-07-25 15:00
  • eDrive, the web-based interactive driver training tool designed to help lower New Zealand’s high road toll, will go on sale at BP Connect stores nationally from August 15. BP, with its commitment to road safety, sees eDrive as a way of helping not only the at-risk 15- to 25-year-old group, but older drivers who could benefit from a boost to their training as well. BP Managing Director Mike McGuinness says, ‘Road safety is a major issue in New Zealand. By giving our young people the skills to deal with hazards on the road, we can make a real difference.
    Article - 2011-08-17 16:00
  • 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
  • The 'stop a mate driving drunk' message has been driven home to more than a million people via You Tube in less than two weeks, in what may be a record for any New Zealand video clip.
    Article - 2011-11-06 13:00