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

 


Hastings ghostriders in the spotlight again

Hastings ghostriders in the spotlight again


Police and Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga staff will be keeping an eye out for ghostriders around the Hastings District in the latest iWay cycling campaign.

Deputy Mayor Cynthia Bowers says “The inaugural “Don’t be a Ghostrider” campaign ran last year and dozens of lighting and safety kits were distributed to cyclists. This year the campaign will again involve Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga but has been expanded to include the Police, who will help distribute a range of lighting and safety equipment to cyclists.”

Cynthia Bowers says “If you are riding at dusk, during the hours of darkness or in the early morning, it is important that you are easily seen by the drivers of vehicles. Some cyclists around Hastings are not obeying the simplest of rules; fit lights on the front and rear of your bike and wear bright or reflective clothing. Some cyclists don’t realise that without lights on a rainy night they can be nearly invisible to even the most careful driver, particularly during the dark winter months.”

“There are cyclists who promise themselves that they will only ride during daylight hours, but for many people, riding in the darker hours of the early morning or evening are a fact of life, particularly during the winter months when the hours of daylight are so much shorter. iWay, Police and Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga are encouraging all cyclists to light up for their own safety.”

Police and iWay staff will have some lights, backpack covers and hi-viz clothing to give away to help reinforce the message that being visible during the hours of darkness is imperative for cyclists safety.

The “Don’t be a Ghostrider” project runs through until spring 2014. iWay is grateful for the support of Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga and the Police in helping make the “Don’t be a Ghostrider” campaign a success.

For further information on iWay initiatives go to www.iway.org.nz

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news