Northland has made huge progress in Road Safety over the past few years thanks to our Police, Road Controlling Authorities, Government Agencies and various community organisations who continue to work together to improve driver behaviour and the safety of our roads.

Much of Northland’s road safety activity has been guided by evidence based Road Safety Strategies, Action Plans and regular Crash Reduction Studies and Audits.

The national strategy Road to Zero is founded on the safe system approach. This approach joins the four tenets of: Safe Roads and Roadsides; Safe Speeds; Safe Vehicles; and Safe Road Use in a focused whole of system approach to road safety. A fifth pillar ‘Post Crash Trauma Response’ is quickly being recognised globally as a further key element saving lives.

This Northland Road Safety Action Plan has been developed to link the national strategy to our Northland action. It identifies priority areas of action based on evidence based data from the Crash Analysis System (CAS), Hospitalisation and Injury related data from both the Northland DHB & ACC partners. It is available to assist and guide our partners regarding local action plans in tackling the identified local & regional issues.

Over the last few years we have had a heightened conversation about road safety within our communities. Let us continue to talk about, and act on those issues which most affect us in our communities.

Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility as we work to achieve a Road to Zero goal of a 40% reduction in death and serious injuries by 2030.

Northland Transportation Alliance (NTA) Road Safety Representatives:

Nick Marshall 

Team Leader – Road safety & Traffic Engineering


Representing Whangarei District Council – Pat Sugrue 

Road Safety & Traffic Engineer


Representing Far North District Council – Elizabeth Stacey 

Road Safety & Traffic Engineer


Representing Kaipara District Council – Vaishali Sankar 

Road Safety & Traffic Engineer


Northland Region – Nicole Cauty

Project Manager – Road Safety Promotion and Education


Road Safety Partner Representatives

Waka Kotahi – NZTA

Brian Palalagi

Regional Road Safety Advisor

Auckland based.

Tim Elliott

Senior Road Safety Engineer

Whangarei based.

Road Safety Promotion Contracts: (FN REAP & NRST)

Far North REAP
33 Puckey Avenue
PO Box 200

Ange Waitohi
Road Safety Far North District Advisor
Ph: 09 408 1380 ext 720

Jodi Betts

Road Safety Manager

Ph: 09 408 1380 ext 709


The Northland Road Safety Trust – NRST) 

Ashley Johnston
Manager Road Safety Education Programmes
Whangarei/Kaipara Districts
Mob: 021 165 4784

Northland Regional Council

(Northland Transportation Alliance)



Craig Crawford

Senior Injury Prevention Partner Specialist, Regions

13-15 Walton Street, Whangarei;  Ph: 09 437 9563

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