Owners of light diesel vehicles, ie those less than 3,500 kg, that are used almost exclusively off road now have the option of applying for a permanent exemption from paying road user charges (RUC), reports the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says an April series of compliance and safety checks on taxis operating in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions shows that the overall standard of cabs in the regions is rising but there is still room for improvement.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that temporary speed restrictions will soon be in force for southbound motorists on SH2 past Whakatiki Street in Upper Hutt while the NZTA investigates further safety measures at this high-crash intersection.
Electronic warning signs have been installed at the intersection of Buchanans Road and State Highway 73 as part of a two-year trial to improve safety at the intersection where there have been 19 crashes in 10 years.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers that the westbound lanes between Te Atatu Road and Lincoln Road, Auckland, will be closed each night from tonight (6 May) to Thursday 9 May, inclusive, for emergency works associated with the Lincoln Road interchange project.
The NZ Transport Agency is holding three public information days next week to present the recommended route and connection options for the Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway, Road of National Significance.
Increased monitoring and night time closures on the Milford Road from tonight will continue until the weather allows the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) to finish an inspection of a rock fall area above the western entrance to the Homer Tunnel.
The NZ Transport Agency and Nelson City Council are embarking on a joint investigation to examine the feasibility of a number of different walking and cycling options to improve the functioning and safety of walking and cycling along rocks road as it is a key link into the city's wider walking and cycling network in the city.