Newsletter #15 - 29 December 2016 We hope that you all had an enjoyable and memorable Christmas. Our teams had the initiative to be out on Boxing Day collecting signatures for our petition at the Hill Street intersection. Thank you to those who signed it. Over the past and coming week, the NZTA control centre are watching the traffic at the Hill Street intersection and configuring their traffic light sequences to minimise queues. That’s no holiday. OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY... You
Newsletter #14 - 22 December 2016 It’s the silly season, what can you say? Two of our billboards were stolen, two road works caused gridlock, two accidents stretched emergency services, and delays at other times are twice as long. We thought of a 12 Days of Christmas jingle but More FM eclipsed our efforts by mentioning our petition in their Christmas song, “Rodney Wonderland”: http://bit.ly/2hdLWEH. Spread the love. LIKE SANDS IN THE HOUR GLASS...
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Newsletter #13 - 15 December 2016 The past week has been busy. Our petition has hit the 5,000 signature milestone. One team decided to visit the shops in Warkworth’s town centre during a Friday lunchtime and picked up 400+ signatures. A special thank you to Rae at Not Just Hats for donating a hat to one of our team suffering from a “sunblock malfunction.” We’ve seen him wearing it every day since! STOP THE PRESS!
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To view the original article, please click here. Auckland Transport will be suspending the trial closure of Elizabeth Street before Christmas and anticipate that the turn movement will be back in place for this weekend, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan says. "There has been a range of feedback to the trial, both positive and negative," Hannan says via email. "At a recent meeting with business association representatives and retailers from Elizabeth Street, AT committe
Newsletter #12 - 8 December 2016 Things were heating up in the past week and not just the weather. For our petition, we’ve tipped the 4,000 signature mark in our first week! This week we’re trying to get the schools on board in the last week of the school year. As anyone of any age or nationality can sign a Parliamentary petition, it is great for democracy that kids show how frustrated they are getting to school and sports events if they have to use the Hill Street intersecti
Ideas have been flowing, and designs have been presented to help find a solution to fix Warkworth's infamous Hill Street intersection. Many people have their opinion on what will work to permanently reduce the congestion issues, but only some are achievable. A trial is currently underway by Auckland Transport (AT) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) which stops cars from leaving the Hill Street set of lights and turning right onto Elizabeth Street. We have spoken to W