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

 

Cars Towed From December!

29 November 2000

‘Display or pay’ is the message Manukau City Council is sending to car owners who park in mobility carparks without displaying a current mobility parking permit.

In a bid to discourage able drivers taking mobility carparks, Council has adopted a new towing policy starting in December which will see cars automatically towed if there’s no current mobility parking permit displayed.

Illegal parking in mobility carparks has long been a problem in Manukau City and a general push from the community has seen Council give greater significance to the offence. In the past only infringement notices have been issued, something Council says hasn’t been a suitable deterrent. Currently cars are only towed if they are causing traffic hazard or blocking an accessway. From December parking officers will still issue infringement tickets before contacting the assigned towing company.

Kevin Jackson, Manager Environmental Health and Compliance, says Manukau is one of a few cities that provides ample free parking for its residents and visitors, something able drivers should remember.

“There is really no excuse for people to use mobility carparks and not display a current mobility parking permit. We have 3000 people in Manukau who currently hold mobility parking permits and we want to make sure they’re given convenient access to parking. In saying that though, permit holders must display a current permit or risk being towed,” says Kevin.

A public awareness campaign will run for the next few weeks to ensure everyone is made aware of the new towing scheme.

Motorists who park in a mobility carpark without displaying a current parking permit will return to their car to find a bright orange sticker on their driver side window. The stickers will act as a warning notice before towing begins.

“Most of us should be grateful if the only thing we need to worry about when shopping is walking an extra 20m to our cars,” says Kevin.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Our Weird Ways Of Funding Care For The Dying


National Party leader Judith Collins thinks the government’s traffic light system for emerging from Covid lockdowns is “confusing.” Perhaps she could be looking in the mirror because in recent weeks, National has hardly been a model of crystalline clarity. On RNZ this morning Collins was calling for the scrapping of all vaccine certificates and mandates once we hit 90% double dose vaccination. Yet in recent weeks, Chris Bishop, National’s Covid spokesperson has been indicating that vaccine certificates and employment mandates will be, and should be, part of our new Covid landscape... More>>

Government: Backs Business To Vaccinate Workforces


The Government is introducing a range of measures to help protect workplaces and workers from COVID-19, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Wood announced today.
“We’ve heard the calls from employers and employees to provide certainty on what roles need to be done by vaccinated workers under the COVID-19 Protection Framework... More>>

ALSO:





 
 

Three Waters: Government To Protect Vital Public Water Services For Future Generations
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today confirmed the Government will create four publicly owned water entities to ensure every New Zealander has access to affordable, long-lasting drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure... More>>

ALSO:



Government: Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says... More>>

Government: New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor... More>>

ALSO:



Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>


Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels