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

 


TEL information centre summer weekend opening

NZ Transport Agency Bay of Plenty Office

16 January 2013


TEL information centre summer weekend opening

The public will now have a chance to see the latest Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) construction footage, images and archival displays on the weekend, thanks to the NZTA opening the TEL Information Centre on three Saturdays during the summer months.

NZTA Bay of Plenty acting state highway manager Nigel D’Ath says the NZTA, with contractors the Fulton Hogan HEB Construction Alliance, are inviting the public to the first weekend opening of the TEL Information Centre - known as the TEL Summer Series this Saturday (19 January).

The weekend openings are being held following high public interest in the project and requests from those who work during the week to be able to visit the centre on the weekends.

Mr D’Ath says the TEL Summer Series is an opportunity for members of the public to visit the centre one Saturday a month to check out progress on the largest roading construction project in the Bay of Plenty.

“We are heading towards the half way point of the construction process and a significant amount of work has been undertaken since it started in 2010, this is a good opportunity for the public to come in and view the progress for themselves particularly as most of it is not visible from the existing state highway.”

The information centre, located at 65 Tara Road, Papamoa, will be open from 10.00am to 1.00pm Saturday 19 January, Saturday 16 February and Saturday 16 March.

"We hope people will take the opportunity to visit the TEL’s information centre when it opens one Saturday in January through to March. There is quite a bit to see, those that have already visited the centre are always surprised and amazed by how much progress has been made and are able to relate it to the construction activity they can see when driving through the area.”

Keep up-to-date with developments at www.nzta.govt.nz/tel.

ENDS


Editor’s notes

The four-lane Tauranga Eastern Link will run from Te Maunga (near Baypark Stadium) in Tauranga to the existing junction of State Highways 2 and 33 (the Rotorua and Whakatane highways) near Paengaroa. It will be made up of 17km of new road and an upgrade of six kilometres of existing highway. The new highway is expected to open to traffic in 2016.

The TEL is crucial to supporting growth in the Bay of Plenty – one of New Zealand’s fastest growing regions – and providing freight access from across the region to Tauranga.

The TEL is part of the NZTA’s roads of national significance programme (RoNS for short), which represents one of New Zealand’s biggest ever infrastructure investments. Once completed, the seven RoNS routes will reduce congestion in and around our five largest metropolitan areas, and will move people and freight between and within these centres more safely and efficiently.

Other RoNS are: Puhoi to Wellford, Auckland’s Western Ring Route, Auckland’s Victoria Park Tunnel (completed in 2012), Waikato Expressway, Wellington Northern Corridor, and Christchurch Motorways. More information is available at www.nzta.govt.nz/rons.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Teina Pora Wins Appeal: Gordon Campbell On The Privy Council Decision

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system.

To all intents and purposes, access by New Zealanders to the Privy Council has now been closed. Yet the number of times in recent years when the Privy Council has quashed the findings of New Zealand courts has demonstrated that we are regularly
(a) jailing the wrong person or
(b) arriving at guilty verdicts on grounds sufficiently flawed as to raise serious doubts that a miscarriage of justice has occurred. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Urgent Bill Planned: MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Key warmly welcomed Prime Minister Abbott and Mrs Abbott to New Zealand. The visit has enabled wide-ranging and substantive discussion that has underlined the strength, value, diversity and warmth of our trans-Tasman relationship. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: Peters To Stand In Northland By-Election

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has announced his intention to stand in the Northland by-election, citing his own links to the electorate and ongoing neglect of the region by central government. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza? More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news