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

 

International event highlights road safety

Media release

International event highlights road safety

March 7, 2007 On Friday March 28 hundreds of international students from around the Shore will come together to learn about road safety at North Shore City’s first road safety day for international students.

The event focuses on key problem areas including alcohol and driving, stopping distances, safe driving skills as well as safety tips for pedestrians and public transport information. The event is supported by the Brain Injury Association, ACC, the NZ Police and North Shore City Council. Over 2000 international students come to North Shore City each year with many unfamiliar with New Zealand road rules.

The event is an opportunity to educate students, especially those for whom English is their second language and have difficulty understanding road safety campaigns. North Shore City’s group manager of transport strategy and planning, Archer Davis, says the event is a great way to get the safety message across in a fun interactive way. “The students can pick and choose what presentations they want to see and have some fun with the hands-on activities and demonstrations.

“The fatal vision activity which teaches students about alcohol and driving is always very popular,” he says. All attendees will receive a goody bag packed with information and giveaways, and enjoy a traditional kiwi sausage sizzle. The event is being held at 550 East Coast Rd with two sessions, 10am-12.30pm and 1pm to 3.30pm. This event is for international students only. If you plan on attending, or need more information, please contact North Shore City Council’s road safety co-ordinator Angie Cheong on 486 8600.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election