The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 16th October 2018

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3 Comments

  1. CLEANGREEN says:

    Open community letter to Minister of Transport Phil Twyford. 15/10/18.

    Protecting our environment & health.
    In association with other Community Groups, NHTCF and all Government Agencies since 2001.
    • Health and wellbeing.
    • East Coast Transport Project.

    TO; Hon Phil Twyford – Minister of Transport.
    And all other rail stakeholders;

    15th October 2018.
    Thank you Minister Phil Twyford for finally getting to bring the ‘road transport industry’ into the spotlight now, as we have seen and been notified by other private road users of many instances of dangerous truck driver operating with their older trucks operating recklessly on the Gisborne/HB roads now, with over speeding, tail-gating and over taking recklessly with no room to drive safely.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/transport-minister-slams-nzta-not-properly-doing-its-job-in-regards-companies-check-heavy-vehicles?auto=5848707025001

    “Transport Minister slams NZTA for ‘not properly doing its job’ in regards to companies that check heavy vehicles”

    The Transport Minister has slammed the New Zealand Transport Agency for “not properly doing its job”, after it was found to not be adequately checking in on companies that certify heavy vehicles as safe for the road.
    “When problems with these companies were identified there was often no follow up. This was due to process failures and under-resourcing over the last decade,” Phil Twyford said this morning.
    “I am disappointed as Transport Minister that the transport agency has failed to carry out its regulatory responsibilities to the standard that I expect.”

    However, Mr Twyford was pleased at the board’s “swift action” and the cases were being urgently reviewed.
    “The NZTA board has acted decisively, calling in independent lawyers to review the cases,” he said.
    NZTA chief executive Fergus Gammie said major improvements were needed.
    “We know we have to do better and we accept our responsibility to fix it,” he said.
    The agency has appointed two additional heavy vehicle engineers and two more auditors had been appointed. Seventeen additional WOF and Certificate of Fitness inspectors were being recruited.
    The external independent review, led by law firm Meredith Connell, began in September.
    “Based on preliminary findings, the Transport Agency is immediately strengthening its enforcement regime by increasing suspensions, with other legal actions expected to follow,” Mr Twyford said in a statement.
    “About 152 files require urgent legal or investigative review and that work is expected to be completed by early November.”

    Also please refer to this press release;

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1810/S00209/nzta-compliance-review-necessary.htm

    We say old trucks need to be removed from our roads now.

    Ken Shirley of “Road Transport (Truck) Forum” (RTF) said it needs road freight as he said during a 40 truck convoy demonstration in Auckland today “quote on 6pm TV one news” “everything is now carried by road”.

    Our response to that mistruth; If Ken Shirley said this on TV one today at 6pm news our response is; “move half the freight back to rail to lower our road fatalities and improve road safety while lowering road repair costs.

    Your response to our call is requested please

  2. Marc says:

    IT IS ALL OUT NOW, NATIONAL HAS A CORRUPT LEADER, SO IT IS ALLEGED, BUT THE ONE REVEALING NEW INFO ON ILLEGALLY PROCESSED ‘DONATIONS’ FROM A WEALTHY CHINESE BUSINESSMAN, HE SEEMS TO FORGET, HE WAS PART OF ILLEGAL ACTIONS HIMSELF:

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/368762/watch-jami-lee-ross-i-believe-simon-bridges-is-a-corrupt-politician

    This will send National into the political wilderness for years to come, if this proves to be true!

    The Nats would according to now resigned Jami Lee Ross be corrupt, and apparently depend on wealthy Chinese donors, just as this blog has repeatedly claimed, based on various internal and other sources, it would appear.

    • Sam Sam says:

      I get that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) are human rights violators and there urban construction companies are making Potemkin villages but there money is just as green as any other. If the contract or agreement is to every ones satisfaction ie don’t kill no one and we’re cool then I don’t see a problem with doing business with Chinses people. We just don’t want then telling us what to do.

      If any one thinks I’m a traitorous psychopath then fine, come at me, debate me.

      Or if you think xenophobic all goods. Come at me. No problem. Just let me get my notes together first.