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SADD Student Strives for changeSADD Student Strives for change

Former Chanel College student James Graham set a task that drove him to excellence. Highlighting a really big issue on our roads and as a SADD National leader, felt he had a part to play in designing change. Read the full case-study here on the Waka Kotahi education portal

SH2 Remutaka Hill Nighttime Closures

Friday 30th of July 2021: State Highway 2 over the Remutaka Hill closes for its annual maintenance and slip prevention work on various nights between September 2021 and June 2022. The schedule is available on this page. The highway may have to close at other times for emergency works, weather or accidents.
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SH2 Wairarapa Highway Improvements

Monday 26th of July 2021: Waka Kotahi are looking at ways to make the Wairarapa safer through a range of interventions along the sections of State Highway 2 (SH2) in the region.
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Tuesday 29th of June 2021: Thank you to road users for your patience in May and June during the State Highway 2 Remutaka Hill project to improve the long-term strength of the highway and keep people safe.
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Be Safe Be Seen

Saturday 1st of May 2021: Over the month of May WRSC have been working with Wairarapa’s 5 town libraries handing out reflective “KIT”. Still some gear available while stocks last.
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RYDA Programme

Saturday 27th of March 2021: The Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Programme is in partnership with Rotary, Road Safety Education, Safer Journeys, Wairarapa Road Safety Council. Our second year providing a successful program focusing on Year 12 Students across Wairarapa during 17th & 18th March. With over 330 Students in attendance over the 2 day event held at the Solway Showgrounds in Masterton, students we able to take part in 6 workshops.
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Community Driver Mentor Programme - Tips #1

Sunday 31st of January 2021: Here are some of the common things that are tripping up students going for their restricted driving test. This is designed for those coaching students either at home or through the CDMP Programme.
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Enforceable speed signs around speed sensitive schools

Wednesday 20th of January 2021: Schools within the Masterton district have been given activated variable speed signs to reduce speeds outside schools during school peak in and out times.
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Monday 30th of November 2020: To try and combat the issues around the increasing amount of expired car seats still being used to transport young children, Wairarapa Road Safety Council appealed to Wairarapa families to bring in their expired car seats and where possible assist in replacing seats if still required
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Drive thru Car seat clinic - click for success!

Tuesday 24th of November 2020: Our annual great community outreach event took place on Saturday 21st November from 9-12pm. Held at the Warehouse car park (UCOL end), whanau were able to drive by and have a FREE Car seat check, if needed, and anchor bolt install and where needed, gifted a brand new car seat.
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