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


Patience and consideration called for in Coromandel

"Patience and consideration called for at Coromandel road cycle event"

Police are forewarning road users to be extremely careful this weekend in the Coromandel, tomorrow Saturday 28 October, with the K2/K1 road cycling event.

It starts at 7.45am from Whitianga, heading counter clockwise to Coromandel, Thames, Tairua and back again to Whitianga.

Additional riders will join the ride from Thames and Tairua during the day.

“Last year there were approximately 1,500 riders, so it is a large event. We want everybody to enjoy the event safely and considerately. There is always risk with a high number of bicycle riders like this event, so we are pleading with motorists and cyclists to have absolute patience and consideration for each other,” says Senior Sergeant Pete van de Wetering of Waikato Road Policing.

“The route is all on State Highway 25 and 25A. Up until midday motorists can expect to encounter the bulk of riders between Whitianga, Coromandel and Thames.

From midday onwards many cyclists will be riding between Thames, Tairua and Whitianga.

“The weather forecast looks uncertain so the roads may well be wet, which is another good reason to be patient and drive slow.

“Police will be patrolling the peninsula and Hauraki plains and we will have no tolerance for irresponsible motorists who create any sort of danger for others. So our hope and plea is for patience and consideration while we have another busy weekend in the Coromandel.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Yesterday’s Big Parliamentary Air Kiss To China

In order to obtain support from the two major parties, Act Party deputy leader Brooke Van Velden twice had to soften the language of her parliamentary motion yesterday condemning China’s persecution of the Uighurs. The key word “genocide” was deleted. Evidently, the kind of resolution passed by a conservative government in the UK proved to be far too tough for a centre-left Labour government and a centre-right National opposition to countenance. Yesterday, the two major parties were united in their fear of retribution from China... More>>


Government: Fair Pay Agreements To Improve Pay And Conditions For Essential Workers

The Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment to implement Fair Pay Agreements which will improve wages and conditions, as well as help support our economic recovery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. More>>


Public Services: Government Sets Pay And Workforce Expectations For The Public Sector

The Government’s Workforce Policy Statement issued today sets out its expectations for pay and employment relations in the Public Sector, the Minister of Finance and Minister for the Public Service say. “New Zealand has had an exceptionally successful ... More>>


Government: Budget 2021 Reprioritises Nearly $1 Billion

Hon Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance The Government’s strong pandemic response and the better than expected economic recovery means not all the money allocated in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has been spent, ... More>>


PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>


PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>




InfoPages News Channels