219 days ago

We Say/You Say: Rectifying your roads

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Matamata Chronicle

Hi Matamata,

Which roads in your area are in need of an upgrade?

Six roads around the Waikato region are getting upgraded by Waka Kotahi (NZTA) with multiple safety features set to be installed.

As part of the upgrade, sections of multiple State Highways will be fitted with rumble strips, improved roadside signs and long-life line markings.

Waka Kotahi's Director of Regional Relationships David Speirs says while traffic volumes may be lower on these roads, the risk still exists for motorists using back-country roads.

“...rumble strips can reduce the total number of crashes by around 25 percent and fatal run-off-road crashes by up to 42 percent.”

The government plans to slash the number of deaths on New Zealand roads by 40 per cent over the next 10 years, with these upgrades part of its commitments to the Road Safety Strategy.

Share your roading wish list below and please remember to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in the Matamata Chronicle.

Image
More messages from your neighbours
7 hours ago

PRE-SALE now on!

The Team from Mags4Gifts

The team at New Zealand Gardener has been hard at work creating their new Houseplant Special Edition - an essential compendium for anyone who's interested in growing their own houseplants.

You can also get ahead of the game with their 2022 Garden Diary. The pages are flooded with moon planting guides, a Māori lunar calendar, harvest recipes, garden DIYs, and garden fertiliser and pest deterrent recipes. A must for beginners and expert gardeners alike.

Enter the code 'SPECIAL' at checkout and save 25% off RRP
ORDER NOW

Image
11 hours ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Nominate your community

Image
13 hours ago

No tricks only treats!

Leanne Davidson from Red Cross Shop Matamata

Whether it’s last minute costume essentials or spooktacular decorations come on in to 46 Arawa Street in Matamata fo all your Halloween 🎃 needs.
We’re all out of broomsticks but there are still a few bones laying around.
Monday to Friday 9-4.30pm and Saturday 9-1pm