It is one of the most important historical landscapes of the nineteenth century and has helped to shape New Zealand’s political and social history but for many people Rangiriri’s rich past is still undiscovered.
Police in the Wellington District and the NZ Transport Agency are reminding those travelling for the long weekend to exercise patience and courtesy so they can arrive home alive, and to plan ahead for their journeys.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 1 November.
The NZ Transport Agency is welcoming today's publication of a preliminary Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) report on the derailment of a Wellington commuter train in May this year, and will work closely with KiwiRail to ensure that all of the Commission's recommendations are fully addressed to improve rail safety and reduce the likelihood of similar incidents occurring in the future.
With traffic expected to be heavy over Labour Weekend as holiday makers travel south to enjoy the warm weather in the Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty regions, the NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan ahead for their travels and to allow additional time as traffic volumes are expected to be high at the start and end of the long weekend.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers that the Patiki Eastbound off-ramp from Auckland's Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) will be closed tonight Wednesday, 23 October so that a damaged safety barrier can be repaired.
With Labour Day and the first long weekend break after winter around the corner, the NZ Transport Agency is reminding drivers to plan their travel to avoid delays and ensure safe journeys on busy highways and roads in the region.
The NZ Transport Agency says some site clearance work is being undertaken over the next few weeks in Raumati and Waikanae as part of enabling (preparatory) works for the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway.