The Road User Charges Bill was passed on Tuesday 14 February 2012. It will replace the Road User Charges Act 1977 with a new Act; the Road User Charges Act 2012. The new Act will come into force no later than 1 August 2012.
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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.
The Ministry of Transport has released its briefing to the incoming Minister of Transport, Hon Gerry Brownlee.
A Ministry of Transport report on container productivity at
New Zealand ports shows performance compares well with
Australian and other international ports.
The Ministry of Transport’s latest annual report on the causes of road crashes in New Zealand has been released.
The latest quarterly road toll report for the September quarter has been released, and shows the road toll has continued to fall.
In August 2011, the then Minister of Transport, Hon
Steven Joyce announced the release of Connecting New
Zealand: a summary of the government’s policy direction
Drivers under 20 are subject to a zero alcohol level. This
initiative is one of several measures from the Safer
Journeys strategy aimed at improving the safety of New
Zealand’s younger drivers.
The second National Infrastructure Plan was released on Monday 4 July 2011. The Plan outlines the government’s 20 year vision for New Zealand’s infrastructure.
The government has asked the Ministry of Transport to
investigate the use of Clifford Bay in Marlborough as a new
sea freight terminal to improve links between major cities
in the North and South Islands, and as a further catalyst
for South Island economic growth.