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June 2020

Kia ora koutou, 

We are very excited to bring you news of our professional development workshop (see below) a great opportunity to get together.

Thank you for the work you do to keep our communities safe and pleasant places to travel in.

Nga Mihi nui - your executive.

SASTA Professional Development workshop!

SASTA PD Day is back!
We are very excited about begin able to bring to you our professional development days in Wellington on the 6th and 7th August this year.  Remember attendance to these days can be funded from your 432 category. A full programme will be sent out shortly.
Poster Presentation!
We would love you to share your work and invite you to bring along an A2 poster presentation on a particular project you have worked on.
RSAP workshop!
At our PD days we will be running a RSAP workshop to put together some guidelines around best practice Road Safety action planning. Feel free to bring along examples of your plans.

Financial and Membership Update 

Invoices for the 2020/21 year will be processed early July.  If you need to supply us with a Purchase Order for your membership invoice please send that through to your local Executive member. 
 

Professional Development

Please check if your planned professional development courses are going ahead.

2 Walk 2 Cycle

Call for abstracts – 2WALKandCYCLE conference
The theme for the 2020 conference is ‘walking and cycling: everybody’s business'. It emphasises that the many forms of walking and cycling have a central role to play in meeting society’s health, well-being and climate change targets. Abstracts for conference presentations are currently being sought -
read more about submitting an abstract.

The organisers are still aiming to hold this conference as scheduled in Dunedin in September but acknowledge changes to the conference format and/or date may be needed in line with COVID-19 responses. They are holding dates in February 2021 as part of their back-up plans.
For more information 

IAP2 Australasia Certificate - Certificate in Engagement

Released in 2014, the Certificate in Engagement was developed to bring an Australian and New Zealand context to community and stakeholder engagement training.  
Find out more here

Police and Clutha District Council collaborate on road safety signs and more

In February this year, Police and Clutha District Council collaborated to re-invigorate road safety signs. 

The signs showcase safety messages around the four main behaviours that contribute to death and injury on the road; not wearing a seatbelt, driving impaired, driving distracted, and going too fast for the conditions, or speeding.

There were strict guidelines to follow in relation to their content, font, words, and size so they were suitable to be put up on the roadside.

Constable Rochelle Gordon, School Communities Officer from Balclutha teamed up with Rachel Harrison, Road Safety Co-ordinator for the Clutha District Council to help high school students design a billboard which clearly spelled out the safety messages.

Constable Gordon says “This was about having the local high school and area schools design a billboard concentrating on life-saving road safety messages.

These were designed so our local youth could have a say on what they think is important for their area, have pride in their creations, and share them so their friends, parents, and the people in their communities can see an important road safety message.”

Rachel Harrison, Road Safety Co-ordinator for the Clutha District Council says “The project took a while to complete as resource consent had to be gained and there was a delay in getting the signs erected due to the restraints of COVID - 19.

A lot of local businesses came on board to donate prizes for the winners, which was really great”, she says.

These signs were put up in all major local townships that make up the police area of South Otago and is just one of the projects that Constable Gordon and Ms Harrison have been working on.

“We have been getting around schools with road safety messages and are also working with one school on selecting traffic wardens.  We have another school getting better signage for children crossing a busy road in Balclutha, says Constable Gordon.

“Police and Council have a great working relationship and our biggest project we have recently started is the Clutha District branch of the “Drive My Life programme” to get people through the graduated licence system.

There has been a 100 percent pass rate for the first learners licence course, which is fantastic,” she says.

“Jointly, we have also recently secured funding through the Otago Community Trust to purchase a vehicle so Police can start giving driving lessons for the vulnerable elderly, new migrants to the area, and recidivist driving offenders who require restricted through to full licences,” says Constable Gordon.

Ms Harrison agrees “We are excited to be starting this next chapter of the course once COVID levels come down to make this work-able.”

Issued by Police Media Centre

Quick Links:

Road Safety Week 2020

Road Safety Week 2020 will take place 9 - 15 November, and the theme will be 'Step Up for Safe Streets'.

Executive Meetings

The Executive has monthly teleconferences on the last Thursday of each month and meets at least once a year for a face-to-face meeting in Wellington (this year this was on the 20th and 21st of February hosted by LGNZ).

More details will be available in the meeting minutes which are available from your regional executive member. Please get in touch with us if you have any issues that need to be raised at one of our meetings.

Your Executive:
SASTA EXECUTIVE

SASTA E-newsletters

Our E-newsletters will continue to be delivered monthly in this E-newsletter/online format. This makes it easier for us to provide links with online content and our new website. Thank you to those who contributed, we’re proud to support your work and spread the word about your achievements. Keep those stories coming to your regional representative, especially items on sustainable transport.

Are you signed up to Snap Shot? 

Make sure you receive Snap Shot the NZTA education and advertising newsletter. Contact Emily Weston, Advertising and Communication Coordinator Emily.weston@nzta.govt.nz to subscribe.

Do you get On The Go newsletters? 

For more information on cycling and walking please check the website or email biketothefuture@nzta.govt.nz. Keep up-to-date on all On the Go news by signing up today.

Joining SASTA

Do you have colleagues who would like to join SASTA, to be part  of our group, share information and support each other in our mission to make our roads safer?  Please contact your regional  representative for more information.
Thanks for reading, any feedback or items for the next Newsbytes please send to anna.blomquist@wcc.govt.nz.
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