Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


United Future MP's turn out for truck safety

Thursday, 5 December 2002
United Future MP's turn out for truck safety

Several United Future MP's will jump aboard some big trucks this Saturday (Eds: Dec 7) as part of Road Transport Forum NZ's Truck Safety Awareness Drive.

In the eastern Bay of Plenty, Judy Turner will meet Garry Locke at Waiotahi Contractors Depot, Valley Road, Whakatane at 10.00am. .

In Wellington, Öhariu-Belmont MP Peter Dunne is being picked up from Johnsonville Community Centre at 10.15am in a 44-tonne Phillips & O'Brien truck. He will be driven around and end up at Centre Port at 11am for a photo opportunity with other MPs.

Gordon Copeland will be picked up in Miramar in an Evans Bay Transport truck and drive to Centre Port to meet up with the other MP's for the photo op at 11:00am.

In Tauranga, Larry Baldock will spend time with Cochrane Transport between 10am - noon.

In Auckland, Paul Adams is being picked up from his home at 11am and will meet the truckies at noon at 323 Church Street, Penrose, which is the National Road Carriers depot. He is being driven around by Stokes Logging.

In the Hutt Valley, Murray Smith, accompanied by his daughter, Naomi, who will be celebrating her 11th birthday, will be at the Mainfreight depot in Seaview for a drive to Centre Port between 11am and noon.

In Christchurch, Marc Alexander will be picked up from the corner of Strowan & Elmwood Roads by Brent Leversedge from Mainfreight at 10.30am. There is a photo shoot at MG Transport, 68 Waterloo Road, Hornby, Christchurch at 11.00am.

The rides are part of a national campaign this weekend to make motorists aware of the danger on the roads as holidaymakers mix with truck drivers on the road over the high-risk Christmas-New Year period.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news