This week marks Road Safety Week, where we take the chance to highlight ways to keep each other safe on New Zealand’s roads. This year’s theme is Save Lives, #Speakup, and the week coincides with the United Nations Global Road Safety Week. So what does road safety look like to you? #SpeakUp and post a reply below!
This year we’ve lost too many people on our roads. No death on the road is acceptable. Everyone is entitled to safe and healthy mobility. Here at AMI, we’re committed to making our communities safer for everyone. We’ve helped to fund advanced warning signs for rural intersections – so drivers get an early head’s up to slow down – as well as supporting youth training in over 80 schools through Road Safety Education (RSE) , a nationwide organisation helping young people change the way they think about road safety and lay the foundation for safe road use throughout their lives. There has been huge success through RSE’s RYDA programme and in some areas with their Good2GO programme, which is run for students at schools such as Tāmaki College in Auckland.
Road Safety Week encourages us all to take a pledge – what can we as individuals do to improve road safety? Will you avoid all mobile phone use or take more breaks during long road trips? Save Lives, #SpeakUp below and tell us what your pledge is.
Check out the Road Safety Week website for more helpful tips.
April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.
From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
Answers will be posted the following day.
See you on the 1st of April.
Dear Neighbors. As we start our new normal for the next few weeks I wish you all the best.
For those that are following my story I would like to publicly share the latest bullying move from the Manawatu Council.
A supporter of mine, who wrote to try an offer an olive branch to MDC received a response from Michael Ford that they see the issue differently.
Which issue is this?
That a recycling center - a commercial activity was placed on my fence with no resource consents.
That it affected my mental health so badly they had to move the glass (wrote that they would move the lot).
That Building inspector Tony Kellerman jumped over my locked gate went all around my property opening doors and inside a building where I have my personal belongings. This was unlawful according to Building Act S226. When inspecting a home unit, this includes land and group of buildings, the inspector must show his identification and have permission from the home owner or a court order. He had neither.
I was then issued a Notice to Fix (unattainable conditions so basically an eviction notice)
19th of March I wrote to Mayor Helen Worboys and Michael Ford requesting their view of the issue. I received no response from either person.
I did though receive a letter dated 19th of March (the same day) regarding my swimming pool. This is FOUR MONTHS after Tony Kellerman inspected my property, even mentioning the pool. As my pool is over 1.2m high it does not need a fence, the pool ladder was up and there was nothing around the edge to get up on. We are going into winter - swimming time is over!
To receive this letter now, at this time of uncertainty, shows the level of bullying and abuse of power of MDC. While they are not held accountable for their actions, they have plenty of ratepayer $$ to spend on $500 an hour lawyers to try and make me homeless. All I can do is publicly share the ongoing bullying of MDC.
Thank you dear Neighbors for your ongoing support.
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...
We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.
New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.
Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.