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


Solution proposed for traffic at SH1 at Waitati

Solution proposed for traffic issues at SH1 at Waitati


Otago MP David Parker has proposed two potential solutions to the traffic issues confronting the Blueskin General Store on State Highway 1 at Waitati, north of Dunedin.

In a recent letter to Waitati residents Mr Parker has proposed:

1. Reducing the speed limit to 70 kmph; or

2. Realigning the road, with Transit New Zealand compensating the existing business and making available a safer site on the Waitati township side of the road.

Mr Parker wrote to Waitati residents about the traffic issues concerning the intersection/turn off to Waitati and the adjacent Blueskin General Store in response to a recent local petition.

“Even prior to the serious accident which occurred adjacent to the store over the Christmas period, Transit New Zealand had identified that this corner is a dangerous black spot with a history of accidents,” Mr Parker’s letter to residents said.

“The accident undoubtedly lends weight to Transit’s concerns. Nevertheless the Blueskin General Store is important to the local community. It is a considerable distance to other shops. Further, I believe that there is a strong case that petrol should be able to be purchased locally, especially since the Evansdale petrol pumps closed down,” the letter said.

Mr Parker told residents he was advocating for the issue to be resolved in one of these ways. He said it was important that residents were a part of the consultation process in deciding what to do about the traffic issues in their community.

“I am aware that Transit and the operators of the Blueskin General Store are involved in a planning process, which may bring these issues to a head. In the meantime I have made a submission on Transit New Zealand’s Ten year state highway plan in support of the second option. You can view my submission on my website at

Mr Parker asked residents with further concerns to contact him.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election