NZTA

Kawarau bridge talks ongoing

The old Kawarau Falls bridge continues to be the orphan nobody wants. Decommissioned as a road bridge in January when its $22 million replacement opened, the 94-year-old structure is about to be refurbished in preparation for a new life as...
Self-drive holidays promoted to tourists aren't to blame for tragic road accidents, Queenstown's tourism boss says. Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd believes "international drivers are largely experienced and capable", despite a series of crashes heading into the busy summer season. Instead,...

Bus hub move mooted

Queenstown's central bus hub may be moved and 17 car parks scrapped under a new proposal. The New Zealand Transport Agency announced today it's consulting on plans to move the Camp Street bus hub to Stanley Street. It also wants to...

Risk and reward

It's about to receive a multi-million dollar upgrade, but a safety report reveals there are nine junctions in Queenstown Lakes district more dangerous than the notorious Tucker Beach Road. A safety assessment on the intersection, completed by Abley Consultants and...
A $6 million project to improve safety at a notorious intersection near Queenstown has been given the green light. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has announced the right turn out of Tucker Beach Road onto State Highway 6 will...
A Queenstowner's calling out three local outfits for being slack on graffiti. Robbie Cornes reckons Queenstown's council, the NZ Transport Agency and Aurora Energy are letting the resort down. For the past five years, Cornes has taken the issue into his own...

MP declares war on car chaos

Frustrated local MP Todd Barclay is going on the warpath to solve chronic traffic and parking congestion on State Highway 6 by Queenstown Airport. He's drawing up a petition demanding state highway manager NZ Transport Agency takes immediate action on...
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