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November 2019

Kia ora koutou, it was fantastic to see some of our members at the Trafinz conference. And a thank you to all of those who made the effort to attend the AGM a copy of the chairs report can be found below.  Welcome to our new executive members: Kym, Rachel and Daniel and a huge thank you to our returning executive.
New Executive!

Chairs Report

Kia ora tatou katoa.
As Co-Chairs of the Safe and Sustainable Transport Association Executive we are pleased to present our Report for 2019.
As an Executive made up of volunteers we have continued to build on the history and efforts of past executives. Much of this work has been business as usual; in addition we achieved some new and significant accomplishments this past year; which we will outline later in this report.
The new Executive met for a planning meeting in February 2019 where officers were elected, a review of previous year was undertaken and a Business Plan for the
upcoming year was developed.
The Business Plan formed the direction for the Executive. It was regularly referred to at our monthly phone meetings; and provided us with a measure to evaluate progress and remain focused on the objectives for our members.
Our goals this past year related to the following main areas for our members:
  1. Supporting and encouraging best practice and professional development
  2. Advocating, promoting and celebrating the work of safe and sustainable transport practitioners
  3. Communicating effectively with members and growing membership
The Executive worked together to successfully achieve the performance measures related to these goals.
What have we been up to this past year?
Information sharing through monthly meeting minutes and Newsbytes to members, with one new project shared, a new-refreshed website now going live and a
developing share hub in association with Transport Agency are some of the notable accomplishments this last year.
Thank you to all members who willingly share their work with colleagues and a big thanks to Anna Blomquist for the Newsbytes. A special thanks to Robyn Blackburn (Secretary) for not only the Executive Administration duties behind the scenes but also being the constant that binds this Exec together. Robyn’s skills and knowledge will leave a large gap for the new Executive to fill.
Another notable achievement was providing a free two day SASTA/NZTA professional development workshop in Wellington for our members. This was only possible with the support from our colleagues Marceli Davison and Trish Rudolph from NZ Transport Agency and the organisational skills of Anna. Feedback received on this initiative was very positive and we plan to provide an annual development opportunity for members going forward.
Our financial position is stable and we continue to operate within our means. We had increased expenditure this last financial year for the website and conference costs which reduced our cash balance. A particular thanks to Kathy Graham for the tremendous work she has done in the Treasurers role. This year has seen an increase of ten new members which is encouraging and goes to support our view that SASTA has an important and relevant role to play in the safe and sustainable transport area.
While we may not have a lead role or top the headlines in the transport space, we continue to get things done and are a respected, valued organisation with many strong
external links.
SASTA continues to support and celebrate the great work members do. As an Executive we are sometimes privy to achievements of our members and take pride in the work you do. This year as in previous years, we have three strong nominations for the Cedric Rogers Memorial Awards. Thank you to the nominators for recognizing the achievements of your colleagues. We also acknowledge the achievements of Gillian Archer and Bruce Johnson for receiving external recognition this past year. We understand the challenges of being dependent on the efforts of volunteers, but as long as we are smart in the way we work and realistic in our goals; then we can continue to support our members and the great work they do throughout Aotearoa.
Thank you to Executive members who freely give their time and energy to represent SASTA members on various external meetings, forums, workshops, committees and advocated for members through various channels. We also acknowledge the contribution of the organisations of our Exec who allow and support us doing this.
Lastly as Co-Chairs we wish to thank all Executive members for your support and passion you have provided to SASTA over the past year. In particular, we would like to thank departing Exec members Robyn Blackburn Ngaire Atmore and Helen Whittal for their contributions to the SASTA Executive throughout the year.
Ngā mihi,
Lorreen Hartley Alastair Mayston


Congratulations Claire Dixon!

Winner of this year's Cedric Rogers Award.

The Cedric Rogers Award is in memory of Cedric Rogers, former chairperson of the Road Safety Coordinators Association of Aotearoa (now SASTA).  The award acknowledges Cedric’s achievements, as well as recognising others who share his passion, commitment and leadership towards building a safe and sustainable road system that is increasingly free of death and serious injury.
This annual award is presented to a SASTA member who has shown individual achievement in their ‘safe system’ approach to road safety and / or sustainable transport work.  The winner is judged for leadership, innovation, achievement and commitment to their work.
Our winner this year has worked in road safety and sustainable transport for more than 15 years and has managed community road safety, school travel, and walking school bus programmes. She has learned how to draw on the strengths of all stakeholders to provide direction and support to the programmes that she leads. In terms of road safety behaviour change, she is always looking at bringing together all aspects of the safe system, advocating for improved roads and safer speeds.
She has been a strong advocate for Auckland Transport’s recent adoption of Vision Zero. Congratulations Claire Dixon from Auckland Transport.

We'd also like to acknowledge our other very deserving nominees Cindi Feder and Jenny Davis.

Professional Development

We are busy working with Trish and Marceli of NZTA to settle some dates for next year's professional development workshop. The location will be in Wellington and run over two-days. Watch this space for a save the date!

We welcome any suggestions for subjects to be covered or speakers. Please click on the button below.
PD workshop suggestions

Doug McKenzie-Mohr community based social marketing workshops 

In February Doug will be delivering introductory and advanced community-based social marketing workshops in Auckland.  

Introductory and Advanced Workshops (Feb. 24-27):

As a thank you, he's provided a coupon code (008ef4f6) that you can share, which will reduce the cost of registering by $50.  This reduction is in addition to the 10% price reduction for those who attend both workshops.  

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. Very quickly the Certificate is becoming the standard that employers are looking for in staff who work in, or manage, community and stakeholder engagement.

With new concepts, new tools and with solid foundations in existing practice, the Certificate will support all levels of experience and learning, varied roles in engagement and management.

The Certificate in Engagement is for all levels of understanding, experience and learning, from the first-timer to those who wish to update or refine their skills.
Find out more here

5 Year Learner & Restricted Licence holders expiry dates

On 4 November 2019, a two-year extension to many five-year learner and restricted driver licences was announced.

The extension provides drivers additional time to progress to the next level of licence.

Relevant licences (Drivers holding a current five-year learner or restricted car or motorbike licence that was issued from 1 December 2014 and expires before 2 December 2021) will have the two years added in the Driver Licence Register so the process is automatic in terms of licence holders not having to do anything to get the extension. Their licence will be valid even though the card they hold could show an expired date (we’re not sending out replacement licence cards).
Licence holders don’t have to go into a driver licensing agent unless they want to get a replacement photo driver licence card that shows the new, extended expiry date – which we’re encouraging them to do, but appreciate lots of people probably won’t. 

The extension, part of a change to the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999, addresses the significant number of expiring learner and restricted driver licences and low awareness of the five-year licence limit and expiry date. It will enable the Ministry of Transport to do further work to understand why many drivers choose not to promptly progress through the licensing system.

More information

NZTA Cycling photo library

Browse the collection of vibrant photos showcasing kiwi landmarks and everyday New Zealanders cycling in a variety of settings.

Taken across five different urban areas – Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Nelson and Christchurch – the images reflect the diversity of people who cycle and the changing landscape for cycling in New Zealand.

These resources are available free of charge for the purpose of  changing perceptions of cycling in New Zealand and making cycling a part of everyday life. They are an important part of our communications and engagement activity for cycling.

Road Safety Week 2020

4 - 10 May 2020 - Theme: Step Up for Safe Streets
The date and theme for Road Safety Week 2020 has now been set. We've kept the theme broad, to enable organisations/communities to focus on whichever road safety issues are most important to them at that time, and to hopefully enable you to link any other campaigns you have in progress to Road Safety Week as well. 
website  is currently being updated with details for 2020. You can register now for an action pack, to keep up to date with messaging for the week, receive the free resources in the electronic action pack, and see what organisations/communities in your area are receiving to support their activities during the week. 
Initial marketing will be going to schools and communities in November, with main marketing being released from February onwards. Please also feel free to circulate details of the week to anyone you think would be interested in taking part.
Brake works with some local councils to provide additional support for activities e.g. providing extra information/articles for newsletters and co-branding materials. If you would like to work more closely with Brake on some of your activities, or have any questions about the week, contact
Caroline or 021 407 953.

Job opportunities

Executive Meetings

The executive has monthly teleconferences and meets once a year for a face to face meeting in Wellington. 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.

Thank you to those of our members who have put their hands up to assist the executive with various tasks. 


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.


Missed the Trafinz Conference? 

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 to subscribe.

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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.
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