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April 2019

Happy Easter and welcome to our April newsbytes. A warm welcome back to the Executive Ngaire Atmore who is representing the Waikato region. The invoices for your membership will be issued at the end of this financial year, it would be helpful if you can raise a purchase order number prior. This membership can be funded out of your 432/421 Activity class.

We encourage you to delve into the links provided below, take up PD opportunities offered and check out our fresh new website. We look forward to hearing about all your great initiatives in future newsbytes. A huge thank you to all our contributors.

Professional Development

SASTA professional development workshop

Save the Date! We will be holding a two-day interactive workshop in Wellington for our members on the 16th and 17th of May at the Wharewaka in Wellington. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

This workshop will include:
  • National Road Safety Strategy - where do we fit in
  • National Land Transport Programme - how funding works
  • Local Activities - what good looks like...
  • National advertising  - themes and trends and best practice
  • Schools and Transport 
  • Local Government New Zealand - how can they support you
  • Social Media - how to use effectively
  • Community Engagement - who should we be listening to?
  • Speed Management and Mega Maps - what does it mean for practitioners
  • Travel Demand Management 
  • Behavior Change Evaluation - the how and why
Funding for this workshop is provided by NZTA and the content is being developed by SASTA and Marceli and Trish at NZTA. Please let Marceli know if you would like to attend.

Walking Summit

The walking Summit will take place in Auckland on the 20th and 21st of June. Tentative themes are walking  to school and play and Walking and Public Transport. Living Streets Aotearoa would love to have your expression of interest in either attending or presenting.  

Transport Knowledge Conference 2019 Save the Date now!

TKC2019 will be held on Thursday 5th December at the James Cook Hotel, Wellington.
Please share this date with your colleagues and others you know will be interested in attending. More information will be released as soon as it becomes available, including a call for abstracts and registration later in the year.

Copies of previous Transport Knowledge Hub Presentations can be found here.

NZTA - Mega Maps update

More people will be able to access the MegaMaps speed management tool as NZTA start to make this information more freely available.
To date NZTA have only provided password restricted access to Mega Maps to approved users – Transport Agency, Police and road controlling authority staff. 
The Transport Agency will now assess access to the tool on a case-by-case basis, and access credentials will only be supplied following training in the use of the tool.
They have recently provided access credentials and training to a journalist following a request from the ombudsman, and three AA representatives.
If you have any questions about this or the application of the Speed Management Guide, please contact Glenn Bunting: .

Upcoming Submissions

The MOT is consulting on three activities. Of interest to our members are the following:
  • Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019
    The Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019.

    The proposed amendment rule requires all motorcycles entering service in New Zealand after a specified date to be equipped with either an anti-lock braking system or a combined braking system (subject to some exceptions). It also removes a requirement for twinned-wheel motor tricycles to be fitted with a park brake.

    All submissions must be received by no later than 5pm Friday 26 April 2019.
  • Land Transport Rule: Driver Licensing Amendment 2019
    The Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on proposed amendments to the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999.

    The proposed amendments will simplify and standardise the driver licensing system, facilitate the move to a digital licensing environment, improve the customer’s experience, support the productivity of the commercial driving sector, and strengthen the driver training and testing regime.

    All submissions must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 3 May 2019.
In accordance with our MOA with Trafinz, SASTA will be contributing to their submissions where practicable.
Submission can made online here

Safe and active trips to school


Wellington City council is trying out a new activity in three schools. There are class sessions on a hands-up survey for 'how we get to school' and a map activity on 'choosing safe routes'. The map is designed so students can take them home to encourage discussion and good habits with whānau. A practical road safety session can also be planned with us or the Police. For more information contact Hilleke Townsend īmera mai.

Executive Meetings

The executive has monthly teleconferences and meets once a year for a face to face meeting in Wellington. At our most recent meeting the executive were confirmed in their roles/responsibilities. 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 issued that need to be raised at one of our meetings.

Our executive

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


SASTA website re-development - DONE!

The refurbishing of our website is completed a huge thank you for your patience. You will notice a fresh new look and  there is some content still to be updated and we thank in advance Daniel Naude applying his expertise to this task. Any suggestions for links would be much appreciated.

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..


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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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