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Advocacy group joins call for lower blood alcohol level

Advocacy group joins call for lower blood alcohol level
Wellington, April 9 NZPA - The Alcohol Healthwatch group has joined those calling for a lowering of the blood alcohol limit. The Government released its 10-year road safety strategy, "Safer Journeys" last August.

Health experts back proposal to cut blood alcohol limit

Health experts back proposal to cut blood alcohol limit
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, April 8 NZPA - Health experts are backing a government proposal to cut the blood alcohol limit, saying people driving within the current level may be slurring their speech and falling over.

Heavier trucks move attacked

Heavier trucks move attacked
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - A move to extend the weight carrying capacity of heavy trucks is "dangerous and wasteful", says motor industry commentator Clive Matthew-Wilson.

Heavier trucks will cause more carnage, Greens say

Heavier trucks will cause more carnage, Greens say
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - A move to extend the weight carrying capacity of heavy trucks won't lower the road toll but will compromise the viability of rail and shipping, the Green Party says.

Cameras for cabs

Cameras for cabs
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce is set to require taxi drivers to have cameras in their cabs. Mr Joyce told journalists this morning that he would be taking that recommendation to Cabinet very soon.

New highway classification system being developed

New highway classification system being developed
Wellington, March 26 NZPA - A state highway classification system is being developed to guide future investment and management of the network, Transport Minister Steven Joyce says.

Convention will save aviation industry millions, Joyce says

Convention will save aviation industry millions, Joyce says
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - New Zealand is going to join an international convention which will save the aviation industry more than $300 million over the next six years, Transport Minister Steven Joyce says.

Govt seeks assurances on 111 system

Govt seeks assurances on 111 system
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - The Government is warning telecommunication companies to sign up to a voluntary code on the 111 emergency call line, or face further action to ensure its reliability.

Former NZRU chief executive appointed as NZTA chairman

Former NZRU chief executive appointed as NZTA chairman
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - Former New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) chief executive Chris Moller has been appointed chairman of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). Starting on April 1, Mr Moller takes over from Brian Roche for a three-year term.

National get taught a lesson in Parliament

National get taught a lesson in Parliament
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee gets a big fat F for his political management today, after he let Labour MPs cane cabinet minister Steven Joyce over his academic record.

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