Welcome to the June 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:

  • More safety measures at Penrose Bridge
  • Combined effort to assist East Coast recovery
  • Transport network recovery update
  • Community driver testing model a big success
  • Our refreshed regulatory strategy, Tū ake, Tū māia 2023-32, is released
  • Watch out for scam messages
  • Waka Kotahi puts focus on dangerous goods
  • Next set of bilingual signs released for consultation
  • Why more people are switching to low-emission vehicles
  • Changes to regulatory funding, fees and charges
  • Safety camera rollout picking up steam
  • Vehicle’s safety rating
  • Safer Vehicles proceeds with first prosecution
  • FRONZ conference proves popular
  • Safety award to Diesel Traction Group
  • Rakaia CVSC work progressing well
  • R3F assessments to begin in August
  • Toll prices are rising
  • Small Passenger Service Association launched
  • National train control centre moving
  • Leadership updates

Te Pae Kaa Kaa – June 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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