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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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29 October, 2014

Govt responds to Auckland transport report

Auckland Council are welcome to have a debate about future transport infrastructure investment plans, but the Government remains sceptical about the options being presented, Transport Minister Simon Bridges said today in response to the release of ‘Funding Auckland’s Transport Future’, a report commissioned by the Auckland Council.

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23 October, 2014

Keep road safety in mind this Labour Weekend

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is encouraging road users to keep safe as they travel on the roads over Labour Weekend.

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17 October, 2014

Minister urges safety first on the water

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants boat users to make safety the top priority, as New Zealand’s first Safer Boating Week begins today.

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