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


West Coast feasibility study highlights potential of rail

Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre. (CEAC) Est’ 2001.
In association with other Community Groups, NHTCF and all Government Agencies since 2001.
Press release 23/7/2018.

Subject; West Coast feasibility study highlights potential of rail said kiwi Rail CEO Peter Reidy- Friday, 20 July 2018, 1:38 pm " We will also explore opportunities to partner with local iwi" - said the media release on 20th July.

Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre is encouraged that KiwiRail are now encouraging rail services to resume in our provinces, but wants to encourage Kiwi Rail to have the elders and disabled considered also in these plans for increased rail passenger services throughout NZ provinces.

So then Northland and all East Coast HB/Gisborne communities – must also include our elders & disabled among us that cannot drive on the roads will need rail passenger services too, as so far have not yet been considered here.

These ‘feasibility studies’ now needs to be changed to include rail services for the elders and disabled in our regional communities.

Importantly this fundamental inclusion for our elders and disabled to be considered is their preservation of human rights given to be provided for a safe rail passenger service, say’s Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre’s Secretary Ken Crispin.

Ken has met with many elders who have expressed to him that driving on the regional narrow roads with large volumes of trucks is now a very frightening experience for them, and they wished that a railcar service was again available, as they used to have in their regions up until the 1990’s.

Ken & Janet Crispin.
Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre.
CER Environmental Monitoring Ltd’ Est, 2002.

Our press release today is in reference to this last scoop article here below;


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change

One report looks at what would happen when rivers are flooded by heavy rain and storms, while the other examines flooding exposure in coastal and harbour areas and how that might change with sea-level rise.

Their findings show that across the country almost 700,000 people and 411,516 buildings worth $135 billion are presently exposed to river flooding in the event of extreme weather events...

There is near certainty that the sea will rise 20-30 cm by 2040. By the end of the century, depending on whether global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, it could rise by between 0.5 to 1.1 m, which could add an additional 116,000 people exposed to extreme coastal storm flooding. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The Commerce Commission Fuel Report

The interim Commerce Commission report on the fuel industry will do nothing to endear the major oil companies to the New Zealand public... More>>


Emergency Govt Bill: Overriding Local Licensing For The Rugby

“It’s pretty clear some clubs are having difficulty persuading their district licensing committees to grant a special licence to extend their hours for this obviously special event, and so it makes sense for Parliament to allow clubs to meet a community desire." More>>


Leaving Contract Early: KiwiBuild Programme Losing Another Top Boss

Ms O'Sullivan began a six-month contract as head of KiwiBuild Commercial in February, but the Housing Ministry has confirmed she has resigned and will depart a month early to take up a new job. More>>


Proposed National Policy Statement: Helping Our Cities Grow Up And Out

“We need a new approach to planning that allows our cities to grow up, especially in city centres and around transport connections. We also have to allow cities to expand in a way that protects our special heritage areas, the natural environment and highly productive land." More>>


Ombudsman's Report: Ngāpuhi Elder 'Shocked' By Conditions At Ngawha Prison

A prominent Ngāpuhi elder is shocked to find inmates at Ngawha Prison are denied water and forced to relieve themselves in the exercise yard... Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released a report highly critical of conditions at the Northland prison. More>>


Promises: Independent Election Policy Costing Unit A Step Closer

The creation of an entity to provide political parties with independent and non-partisan policy costings is a step closer today, according to Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Associate Finance Minister James Shaw. More>>


School's In: Primary And Intermediate Principals Accept New Offer

Primary and intermediate school principals have voted to accept a new settlement from the Ministry of Education, which includes entrenched pay parity with secondary principals. More>>


IPCA On 'Rawshark' Investigation: Multiple Police Failings In Hager Searches Confirmed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the Police's unlawful search of Nicky Hager's property in October 2014 resulted from an unwitting neglect of duty and did not amount to misconduct by any individual officer... More>>


Broadcasting Standards: Decisions On Coverage Of Mosque Attacks

The Authority upheld one of these complaints, finding that the use of extensive excerpts from the alleged attacker’s livestream video on Sky News New Zealand had the potential to cause significant distress to audiences in New Zealand, and particularly to the family and friends of victims, and the wider Muslim community. More>>




InfoPages News Channels