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23 April, 2014

New East Coast study lays out economic opportunities

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today released a study of the East Coast region’s economic potential over the next 30 years.

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22 April, 2014

Easter road toll a reminder to take care on roads

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging motorists to take care over the rest of the extended break.

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17 April, 2014

Drive safely over Easter

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging road users to slow down and take care this Easter.

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16 April, 2014

Now David really has some explaining to do

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Labour leader David Cunliffe has got himself in the most astonishing predicament on TV3’s Firstline this morning, by claiming the National Land Transport Fund is “going to be in surplus very soon,” so it’s time to give some of it back to taxpayers.

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15 April, 2014

More trouble with Labour’s transport policy

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Ministry of Transport analysis of Labour’s new policy for taxing motorhomes shows many motorhome owners would actually be charged higher Road User Charges under a Labour government than they are presently, not lower, as Labour’s leader claimed this morning.

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15 April, 2014

Labour’s latest dead end street

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says today’s Labour policy announcements of cutting revenue currently being invested in safer, more productive transport infrastructure should worry the public on a number of levels.

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1 April, 2014

Government celebrates Britomart electrification

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee welcomes today’s switching-on of overhead lines into the Britomart Transport Centre as a milestone for Auckland’s transport network.

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1 April, 2014

Speech: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Working Group

Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s largest cities and has a rich and varied history, including becoming New Zealand's first city by Royal Charter in 1856.

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26 March, 2014

100 worst intersections identified for improvement

New Zealand’s riskiest intersections are being targeted for safety improvements as part of the Government’s on-going effort to reduce death and injury on our roads, Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today.

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25 March, 2014

New Safer Journeys Guide to help rural schools

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the publication of a new guide aimed at improving road safety around rural schools.

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13 March, 2014

Freight study a ringing endorsement of RoNS

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says the National Freight Demand Study 2014, released today, is a ringing endorsement of the Government’s work programme to future proof roading networks in New Zealand’s most populous regions and their linkages to strategic ports.

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4 March, 2014

Passenger security charges to reduce

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a staged 20 per cent decrease in the airline passenger security charges for domestic passengers over the next two years.

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28 February, 2014

Woodhouse welcomes expert cycle panel

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse has welcomed the appointment of the New Zealand Cycle Safety Panel, an expert group tasked with helping find practical ways to make cycling safer on New Zealand roads.

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26 February, 2014

Safer vehicle fleet with mandatory ESC

Electronic stability control (ESC) is to become mandatory for new and used vehicles imported into New Zealand, with a proposed timetable announced today by Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse.

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9 January, 2014

NZ road safety ad strikes a global chord

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse has welcomed the unprecedented response to the latest road safety advertisement from the NZTA.

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3 January, 2014

Seven die on roads during holiday period

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse says drivers in New Zealand need to continue to take on board road safety messages and take responsibility on the roads so that more people arrive at their destinations safely, after a higher Christmas holiday period road toll than last year.

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1 January, 2014

2013 lowest road toll in 60 years

The provisional road toll for 2013 of 254 is the lowest in the last 60 years, Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today. This compares with 308 in 2012, 284 in 2011, and 375 in 2010.

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20 December, 2013

Drive safely these summer holidays

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging road users to travel safely over the summer holidays.

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14 December, 2013

Second section of the Waikato Expressway opens

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee today officially opened the 12.3 kilometre Ngaruawahia section of the Waikato Expressway, marking a significant milestone towards the completion of the transformational 102km road of national significance.

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6 December, 2013

Cell phone use putting road users at risk

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging drivers to put their cell phones away after a survey of 29,000 moving vehicles found one in every 40 drivers using a cell phone.

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3 December, 2013

$2m boost for maritime incident preparedness

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a $2 million package to help Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) improve New Zealand’s wider maritime response capability.

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2 December, 2013

Expressway begins as Transmission Gully builders named

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has turned the first digger-bucket of soil to mark the start of construction on the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway, an important milestone in the Government’s work to deliver better infrastructure for a more prosperous New Zealand.

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26 November, 2013

Ministers launch holiday road safety campaign

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and Police Minister Anne Tolley have launched this summer’s road safety campaign, which will focus on preventing deaths and injuries by reducing speed, alongside greater visibility of Police.

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20 November, 2013

Draft Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan released

A draft Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan was released today for public consultation by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee.

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19 November, 2013

Bill to lower adult drink-drive limit introduced

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has today introduced legislation that will lower the adult drink-driving limits.

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15 November, 2013

Woodhouse attends SCOTI meeting in Brisbane

Associate Minister of Transport Michael Woodhouse will represent the New Zealand Government at the 5th meeting of the Standing Council of Transport and Infrastructure (SCOTI) in Brisbane today.

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14 November, 2013

It’s all go for Wellington’s Northern Corridor

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision to dismiss an appeal by Save Kapiti to the granting of consents for a stretch of the Wellington Northern Corridor Road of National Significance.

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14 November, 2013

Clifford Bay ferry terminal project won’t proceed

The outcome of a study into the commercial viability of a ferry terminal at Clifford Bay in Marlborough has concluded Picton should remain as the southern terminal for the inter-island ferries, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

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4 November, 2013

Legal blood alcohol limit to drop

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has agreed to lower the legal blood alcohol limit from 80 to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood for drivers aged over 20.

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31 October, 2013

New child restraint rule comes into force

Changes that will require children up to seven years old to use an approved child restraint when travelling in motor vehicles come into force from 1 November 2013.

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