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.
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.
Join us at Pukekohe Library to celebrate the release of Janet Pates new book 2020 Vision: Tales out of Lockdown. Janet has written several books for children and adults and is a past winner of the Tom Fitzgibbon award for junior fiction and the National Fiction day New Zealand award.
If you would like to support Janet by buying a copy of her book, copies will be available at the event for $15.00
Unlocking the cuisines of other cultures with the Advanced Cookery students on their last day with us. The dishes included scrumptious Korean Fried Chicken, Malaysian Nasi Lamek with anchovies and peanuts, Indonesian Beef Rendang, Okonomiuaki classic Japanese pancake with pork belly, Cambodian pancakes stuffed with turmeric, shrimp, lettuce and Sour cherry dumplings from Ukraine.