Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Start of Road Safety Week in Wellington City

Red and green people signal the start of Road Safety Week in Wellington City

Over 40 red and green people will move throughout the city and converge at Midland Park at 12.30pm on Monday 10 March, to launch Road Safety Week (10-14 March).

During the last five years, 720 pedestrians have been injured by vehicles in the Wellington Region, with 416 of these people injured in Wellington City.

“Road Safety Week is focusing on pedestrian safety with a simple message about copying the red and green people on the traffic signals and for drivers to take care at pedestrian crossings,” says Cr. Terry McDavitt, chairman of the Regional Land Transport Committee.

Throughout the week, actors from the New Zealand College of Performing Arts will be dressed as red and green people. They will do street performances and distribute promotional information throughout the Wellington Region at peak commuter times. They will be joined on different occasions by the Wellington City Council’s road safety zebra mascot.

“Every day 20,000 commuters pour through the railway station coming from the Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast. We want to tackle the behaviour that has led to one in three road injuries in Wellington City involving pedestrians,” Cr. McDavitt says.

Greater Wellington – The Regional Council is supporting Road Safety Week, together with the road safety co-ordinators from the city and district councils.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>

 

Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election