Which roads in your area are in need of an upgrade?
Six roads around the Waikato region are getting upgraded by Waka Kotahi (NZTA) with multiple safety features set to be installed.
As part of the upgrade, sections of multiple State Highways will be fitted with rumble strips, improved roadside signs and long-life line markings.
Waka Kotahi's Director of Regional Relationships David Speirs says while traffic volumes may be lower on these roads, the risk still exists for motorists using back-country roads.
“...rumble strips can reduce the total number of crashes by around 25 percent and fatal run-off-road crashes by up to 42 percent.”
The government plans to slash the number of deaths on New Zealand roads by 40 per cent over the next 10 years, with these upgrades part of its commitments to the Road Safety Strategy.
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Calling all musicians , singers and instrument players. Tomorrow Tuesday 25th. January Myself and a few others will be outside the Duck and Cover in Te Aroha for a 12 hour fundraiser for the communities of Tonga starting at 7am. to 7pm. Danny and Joan well known talented musicians in Te Aroha, who give their time voluntary for many things, will be kicking off the day at 7am.and I will be playing my street organ in between.Matt Ferris will also be along sometime through the day. Do come along and support we are blessed in the town of te Aroha living beneath the Mountain of love, now is the time we can share the love and support the people in need in Tonga. Thank you.
After a mammoth team effort, we're thrilled to unveil the programme for next year's Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival!
TEEKS, Ballet Noir, Haus of YOLO, Reb Fountain, Muroki, The Soundtracks from Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, Sunset Symphony...
Some of the biggest and boldest shows to ever hit Hamilton - all happening Feb 18-27. Featuring everything from classical music to drag, ballet to theatre, and comedy to children’s shows, the line-up is brimming with world-class arts experiences, right through to free & live acts
Explore our programme now! And make the most of Early Bird discounts on most of our ticketed events.