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

 

Plan ahead for travel for Auckland’s Big Day Out

Plan ahead for travel for Auckland’s Big Day Out

The NZ Transport Agency reminds people to plan their travel to the ‘Big Day Out’ music festival at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland this Friday (17 January).

Traffic will be heavy in the in the area on the day, and people are being advised to travel early and to consider using public transport  as the best way to get to and from the festival being held at Western Springs for the first time.  

“We know that people coming from all over Auckland and other regions may be unfamiliar with the area. We’re recommending that they make a plan - especially on how to get home,” says the Transport Agency’s National Journey Manager, Kathryn Musgrave. “This will ensure that everyone has a safe and great day out.”

One of the busiest sections of highway will be the St Lukes interchange on the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16).  There could be delays for drivers heading west on the motorway at this Interchange at peak times during the day and the evening. The east or citybound ramps of the interchange, together with Great North Road alongside the stadium and some other local roads,  will be closed from 8pm on the night.

Mrs Musgrave says drivers should follow sign posted detours.
Special event buses from the CBD will be running to Western Springs throughout the day.  Return services from Western Springs depart from Great North Road.  Special event buses will also depart from the CBD to all the Northern Busway Stations.  Details for travelling to the event on public transport are available at http://www.maxx.co.nz/info/events.aspx
The ‘Big Day Out’ festival is being held at Western Springs Stadium after 20 years at Mt Smart Stadium in Penrose. It runs from 11am until 11pm.

For more information, visit Facebook www.facebook.com/nztaakl and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/nztaaklFor traffic updates visit www.onthemove.govt.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Bojo Visit

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is in town today, just over a year since his political career peaked… and then wobbled off into a grey zone of indecision...

Currently, Johnson is touring the former colonies, talking up the historical ties. More>>

 

Climate Policy: Govt's New Proposals For ETS

“Last year, as a result of stage one of the review, we announced the phase out of the one-for-two measure in the ETS. I am now announcing further changes as a result of stage two of the review.” More>>

PM's Press Conference: Boris, Infrastructure, Immigration, Drugs

Prime Minister Bill English opened this week's post-cabinet press conference by revisiting that day's announcement of 'Crown Infrastructure Partners'... More>>

Employers Pleased: Reports Of Govt Backdown On Low-Wage Immigration

MEA: We are pleased to hear that the Government is planning to review incoming immigration changes with a specific focus on how they will affect the regions. Effectively addressing skills shortages in manufacturing and other sectors needs to remain a core part of our immigration system ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Ch-Ch-Changes At IRD

Job cuts aren’t happening at the IRD, exactly. Instead, there’s apparently a ‘transformation’ in store, and jobs won’t be axed ; no, they will be ‘transformed’ before our eyes into… non-jobs, if you happen to be among the unlucky legion of 1,900 who are being lined up for transformation... More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Mental Health: Hospital Too 'Awful' For Reviewers To Visit

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark... More>>

ALSO:

Greens Call For Govt Action: Children Sick Because Of NZ Housing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes. More>>

ALSO:

Less Tax Cut, More Spending: Labour Launches Fiscal Plan

“Labour will invest $8 billion more in health, $4 billion more in education and $5 billion more for Kiwi families through Working for Families, Best Start and the Winter Energy Payment than the Budget 2017 projections for the forecast period.” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election