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19 March, 2015

Better air services with Viet Nam to come

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today signed a protocol to amend an air services agreement between New Zealand and Viet Nam, creating enhanced services between the two countries.

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18 March, 2015

Safer journeys a step closer for Northland drivers

Work to improve the safety standard of a dangerous section of road in Northland has begun as part of a nationwide programme to improve regional roads.

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17 March, 2015

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to educate visiting drivers and improve safety for all road users.

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16 March, 2015

New Waitemata Harbour crossing future-proofed

Minister of Transport, Simon Bridges, has taken steps to future-proof the route for an additional Waitemata Harbour crossing in view of the rapid growth Auckland is set to undergo in the next 20 years.

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10 March, 2015

Foss welcomes impairment discussion paper

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a discussion paper exploring regulatory options for managing drug and alcohol impairment in the aviation, maritime and rail sectors.

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10 March, 2015

Funding for LED road lighting conversion accelerated

Urban streets will soon be lined with safer, cheaper, more efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting thanks to an accelerated funding model, Transport and Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.

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10 March, 2015

$1B go-ahead for Waikato Expressway

The approval of over a billion dollars in spending on a major trade route through the Waikato shows the Government’s commitment to unlocking New Zealand’s potential for economic growth Transport Minister, Simon Bridges says.

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5 March, 2015

South Island road safety work fast-tracked

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today announced the Visiting Drivers Signature Project (VDSP) will be extended and planned safety improvements fast-tracked following recent crashes involving overseas visitors.

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5 March, 2015

Deadly Taranaki bridge to be rebuilt

Government funding has accelerated the reconstruction of an historically dangerous bridge in South Taranaki.

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20 February, 2015

$146 million roading project underway in Auckland

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today turned the first sod of a $146 million dollar roading project that will better link the Auckland International Airport and the greater Auckland area.

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11 February, 2015

Changes to Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced changes to the make-up of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC).

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30 January, 2015

First set of Urban Cycleways projects announced

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced the first $37 million worth of cycleway projects to be rolled out across the country as part of the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme.

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29 January, 2015

Safer journeys a step closer in Taranaki

Work is set to ramp up on the long-awaited Normanby Overbridge Realignment project, which will vastly improve the safety of State Highway 3 between Hawera and Eltham in Taranaki.

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20 January, 2015

Small passenger services review underway

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says he has asked officials to conduct a review of the regulatory framework for small passenger services, such as taxis and private hire car services.

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5 January, 2015

Holiday road toll for 2014/15

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is encouraging anyone travelling on the roads this summer to make safety a priority.

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1 January, 2015

Road toll shows need for vigilance

The provisional road toll for 2014 is 297, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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22 December, 2014

The top five gifts for drivers

Help your friends and family stay safe on the roads this festive season with the top five gifts for drivers, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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19 December, 2014

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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18 December, 2014

Govt confirms $38.7 billion investment in land transport

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today confirmed the Government will invest $38.7 billion in New Zealand’s land transport system over the next ten years, with regional networks, public transport, cycleways and road maintenance to benefit.

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12 December, 2014

Minister welcomes cycle safety report

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the Cycling Safety Panel’s final report, which has 35 recommendations for central and local government.

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12 December, 2014

Drone operators need to play by the rules

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is currently updating Civil Aviation Rules to better manage the safety risks of the use of remotely piloted aircraft (or drones), says Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss.

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10 December, 2014

NZ to ratify Maritime Labour Convention

New Zealand will ratify the Maritime Labour Convention to ensure fair treatment of seafarers and protect the reputation of New Zealand exports, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss announced today.

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4 December, 2014

Minister visits construction of Kapiti Expressway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges was today joined by Hon Nathan Guy, MP for Ōtaki, and project staff to mark the one year anniversary of construction starting on the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway on the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington.

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4 December, 2014

Driver licensing system to be reviewed

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today announced a review of parts of New Zealand’s driver licensing system.

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1 December, 2014

Minister takes up last opportunity to see Alice

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today took one of the last opportunities to visit Alice, the world’s tenth largest tunnel boring machine, that is building the twin road tunnels at Waterview, and will soon disappear back underground to complete the second tunnel.

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1 December, 2014

Licence changes take effect today

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says changes to the Graduated Driver Licensing System (GDLS) coming into force today will encourage drivers and motorcyclists to sit their full licence.

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1 December, 2014

Foss welcomes lower alcohol limit

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says the lower alcohol limit for adult drivers will help make our roads safer and save lives.

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27 November, 2014

Ministers launch summer road safety campaign

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today launched the ‘Reach the beach safely this summer’ campaign, an initiative led by New Zealand Police.

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25 November, 2014

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

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12 November, 2014

Better air connections with the Philippines

Air links between New Zealand and the Philippines are set to improve with the signing today of an air services arrangement, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

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