Have you ever wondered whether it's really necessary to take a tonne of metal on tyres with you just to get across town? February 18 is national Go by Bike Day when Kiwis are encouraged to leave the car at home and get to wherever they're going on a bike.
The NZ Transport Agency Board has confirmed details for the advancement of state highway projects made possible by an additional $142.5 million in funding announced earlier this week as part of the Government's Jobs and Growth plan.
This weekend marks the start of New Zealand's annual Bike Wise celebrations, with events planned throughout the month of February to entice people out of their cars, off their couches, and onto their bikes.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements and maintenance. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed on or before the contingency date.
The Automobile Association and the NZTA are disappointed that only one of the popular vehicles tested in the latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) crash testing scored a top safety rating of five stars.
The old Rimu Road bridge over the Southwestern Motorway (SH20) will be demolished piece by piece over three nights as part of the SH20 Manukau Harbour Crossing project. Starting this Sunday evening, the NZ Transport Agency will close all motorway lanes underneath the Rimu Road overbridge to carry out the demolition.
The NZTA's Northern Busway project will close the northbound lanes of the Northern Motorway (SH1) this weekend with an extended closure on Sunday morning to demolish the last spans of the old Onewa Road Bridge.
The Holden Barina has bounced back from a poor two-star safety rating to achieve four stars in the latest crash test results from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), released in New Zealand today by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Automobile Association.
The Automobile Association and the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) are pleased to announce that four more vehicles have achieved five star safety ratings following the latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) crash testing.