Where’s the $1.4 billion for safer roads?

The new standing joke in the Road Transport Forum’s (RTF) office is that we will receive an email from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) saying, “Dear Nick, we have reduced the speed limit across all State Highways in New Zealand to 80km.” Of course, they wouldn’t be this direct because it would create massive … Read More


Hold politicians’ feet to the flame on promises

It’s election season and the promises are rolling in. Whoever the public of New Zealand vote in to lead us for the next three years, they must demand delivery on those promises. We are facing the most difficult three years ahead in many of our lifetimes – except those who have lived through wars. Covid-19 … Read More


Training the road to success

Covid-19 has changed the way we do business and given many people pause to think about the work they do. School leavers are looking at an uncertain future of work, and many of those who were in work have seen the industries they worked in disappear and their jobs go with it. Those in work … Read More


Rail not the great hope for safer roads

It was interesting to see the Government’s response to our recent request to spend some of the “shovel ready” Covid-19 cash on urgent road repairs for unsafe roads was to promote rail for moving freight. Together with the Automobile Association, Association of Consultants and Engineers, Civil Contractors NZ, Employers and Manufacturers Association, and Infrastructure NZ, … Read More

General Election 2020 News

Labour vs National on roads

Based on their recent records, there is little to choose between the two major parties on roading infrastructure says Stuff reporter Joel MacManus.

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