High holiday road toll disappointing 4 Jan 2012
- WRFU and Losi Filipo agree to terminate contract Living
- Hurdling star named Maori Sportsperson of the Year Living
- Online retail continues to attract consumers News
- 74% share price slump 'a bit of an overreaction' Business
- UPDATE: Hellaby shares climb 8.6% Business
- Electric highway to encourage EV uptake News
- Neil Quigley to chair RBNZ's board of directors Business
- Taranaki's Vintage Farms to pay at least $87,000 Business
- Julianna Barwick New Zealand Tour October 2016 Living
- Jethro Tull -- The Very Best Of. 4 NZ concerts announced Living
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says the high holiday road toll is disappointing and it confirms the need to remain vigilant in efforts to improve safety on our roads.
18 people died on the roads during the official holiday driving period which ran from 4pm on December 23 to 6am this morning.
During the same period last year 12 people were killed, while in 2009/10 13 people died.
“This is a disappointing result. Every fatality and serious injury is a tragedy for the families and loved ones of those involved,” Mr Brownlee says.
“Many people will still be returning from holidays and I urge drivers to take extra care to focus on the job at hand.
“By driving responsibly, and to the conditions, we can lessen the chances of a crash to ensure this disappointing trend over the holiday period doesn’t continue through the year.”
Mr Brownlee says the Ministry of Transport will be looking closely at the causes of the fatal crashes over the holiday period.
“It looks like speed has been an issue and it appears many of those that died may not have been wearing seatbelts. Ministry officials will be analysing all the crashes so we get a better understanding of the factors behind this holiday’s high road toll as well as researching the low road toll of 2011,” he says.
(New Zealand Government)
23 Sep 2016 Canterbury Earthquake
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration 23 September... more
23 Sep 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Friday 23 September 2016 12:47 PM RBNZ pushes for new quarterly disclosure regime By Paul McBeth Sept. 23 ... more
18 Jul 2016 Lifestyle
The Outlook for Someday Young New Zealanders Making Films For Good What does sustainability mean to you? Since 2007 The Outlook for... more
3 Aug 2016 Property
Wednesday 03 August 2016 10:30 AM Auckland house prices are stabilising, may have plateaued, Barfoot says Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) -... more
2 Aug 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk NZ home values rise at fastest quarterly pace in 12 years By Tina Morrison Aug. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New... more
30 Mar 2016 Migration
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more
25 Aug 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Wagner using the new eGates at Wellington Airport.... more
10 Aug 2016 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 10 August 2016 12:19 PM Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand accommodation providers had their... more
23 Sep 2016 Netball
Netball NZ Stars to hit the court for FAST5 Ferns Friday 23 September, 2016The FAST5 Ferns will be eyeing off a fourth straight title... more
25 Aug 2016 Motor Sport
25 Aug 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the end game in Spain First published on Werewolf more
11 Aug 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Impotence of the Reserve Bank First published on Werewolf more
29 Aug 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Jo Goodhew Minister for Food Safety 29 August 2016 Jane Lancaster has been appointed to the Food ... more
12 Aug 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 12 August 2016 Appointments to New Zealand National Commission for... more
3 Aug 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 3 August 2016 Jobs growth continues... more
3 Aug 2016 State of the Market Report
Wednesday 03 August 2016 11:57 AM NZ private sector wage inflation misses expectations in June quarter Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - New... more