Home' Advocate Communications : Fiordland Advocate 4 August 2011 Contents HOT TOPIC
After reading "New Loos
Blues" I like the attached
snippet (right) and also
wonder if the $9000
consultant will come up
with a lot of Crap like
another "Invergiggle", i.e.
loo-nytunes: Loo-pys: Te
Pooty: Rest your Ana.
Or perhaps like Ray suggested
something like free chocolate
laxatives on all coaches.
Seriously our council got it wrong
with the Airport and now the
Toilets, what next?
Page 6 | 4 August, 2011
The Land Transport Amendment
Act 2011 is bringing in some
significant law changes from
August and will have an effect on
our younger drivers.
From the 1st of August the age
that someone can apply for a
licence in New Zealand is raised
from 15 to 16 years. Those who
have already applied for their
licence and are currently part
the system will not be affected
by the changes. The full details
are available on the NZ Transport
Agency website: www.nzta.govt.nz
The most significant change is to
the alcohol limit for those under
20 years. From August 7, 2011 the
alcohol limit for drivers under 20
will be zero.
What this means in effect is that
anyone under 20 years who is
stopped and breath tested and
is found to have any alcohol on
their breath will be processed for
drink driving. If the result of an
evidential test is positive (and
under 150 micrograms in the
breath or 30 milligrams in the
blood the current level), there will
now be an instant fine of $200
and 50 demerit points.
Over 150mcg, the procedure is
the same; a court appearance and
mandatory disqualification plus
whatever other penalty is imposed
by the court.
At this point in time the adult
breath limit remains at 400mcg
(80mg blood). For purposes of
research, levels between 250mcg
and 400mcg will be now also be
recorded for crashes involving
serious injury or a fatality.
The new legislation continues
to reinforce in law that drinking
and driving in New Zealand is
not acceptable and targets areas
where the most lives can be saved
and injuries prevented.
Education as well as enforcement
continues to be key in keeping our
young people safe. With Southland
not immune to road tragedies I
would encourage all parents and
caregivers to young people to
assist in reinforcing this message.
Further information in relation to
the new drink-drive legislation is
available on www.transport.govt.nz
On another note, Te Anau police
have recently attended a number
of petty thefts and are working
hard to track down the offenders;
money boxes in the town centre
and property from motels in the
Quintin Drive area. If anyone has
any information in relation to
these matters please contact us
at the station.
Keep warm and stay safe.
Changes for young drivers Gang Show
We recently attended the Gang
Show 2011 performed in Dunedin.
What an enjoyable evening we
Congratulations to Sue and Noel
Walker for a brilliant production.
Congratulations to the Fiordland
young adults who participated
in the show -- you are a credit
to yourselves and your parents.
Congratulations also to the
wardrobe people which includes
Shirley Kent from Te Anau. The
costumes were terrific and so
many of them!
We look forward to the next
production after you have all had
a well-earned rest.
Noeline and Ken Adam
on the beat
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