Welcome to the March 2023 edition of Te Pae Kaa Kaa - an update from Te Rōpū Waeture - Regulatory at Waka Kotahi with news from across our regulatory groups. This is a quarterly publication sharing the latest updates from the land transport regulatory sector.

This newsletter features:

  • Focus goes on work-related road safety
  • Waka Kotahi working hard to restore road network
  • Increase in number of water-damaged vehicles
  • Positive signs from trial to combat driver fatigue
  • Clean Car Standard in effect for vehicle importers
  • Drug driving law changes
  • Work under way on Rakaia Commercial Vehicle Safety Centre
  • Engagement begins on driver licensing improvements
  • Funding, fees and charges proposals
  • Waka Kotahi RUC web pages refreshed
  • Vehicle Inspection Portal gets a facelift
  • New Zealand a strong presence at AusRail 2022
  • Valuable rail course in Brisbane
  • Leadership updates

Te Pae Kaa Kaa – March 2023 edition(external link)

About Te Pae Kaa Kaa

Te Pae Kaa Kaa is the regular update from the Regulatory team within Waka Kotahi.

The name of this publication translates to 'The branch of the tree where the kaa kaa sit'.

It represents kaa kaa sitting together perched on a branch up high in a rātā tree, conversing among the other communities of birds, promoting their song, their identity, their aspirations.

That image embodies the intent of this newsletter to share informative and interesting updates to your organisations in our role as the land transport regulator.

Who receives Te Pae Kaa Kaa?

Te Pae Kaa Kaa is distributed to a variety of industry figures and organisations. It includes various city and regional councils, bodies such as ACC, WorkSafe and NZ Police, umbrella organisations such as NZAA, Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting NZ, Auckland Transport, Bus and Coach Association, KiwiRail, Maritime NZ, National Road Carriers, NZ Heavy Haulage Association, National Livestock Transport and Safety Group, Rental Vehicle Association, TranzDev, NZ Taxi Federation and NZ Trucking, plus major operators and other interested parties.

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