Nick Leggett

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Nick Leggett says : "We are concerned that this is the second time within a relatively short period that the Government has taken the approach of rushing through a broadening and expansion of ministerial powers as it grapples with a response to Covid-19," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "In the absence of that, the Government is showing a lack of ambition and real commitment to New Zealand’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Transporting New Zealand had five members and now there are four," External link

voxy Friday, October 1, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We expect an interim board will be set up to determine the details of our future direction and we remain committed to getting the best possible results for the road freight transport industry, which faces many challenges right now, and in the months and years ahead as New Zealand grapples with both Covid-19 and disruption in the global supply chain," External link

voxy Friday, October 1, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The industry must stand up for measures that maximise and improve safety for its workers and for all road users," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF promotes an industry that enforces high safety standards. We do not condone or defend truck operators and drivers who are deliberately, or negligently, non-compliant with transport and safety laws," "In this country, 93% of freight travels by truck. New Zealand is a long, thin country with economic activity and populations in locations distant from one another. This means that 13 hours driving per day, with appropriate rest breaks, is vital to ensure goods get to where they need to go" External link

voxy Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "There is growing concern about the customer and supply chain pressures that drivers believe force them into not complying with work time hours," "We believe these issues are linked and that is why we have raised with the Minister of Transport the need for an industry accord, to consider all major challenges in the industry and create a safer operating environment. We are awaiting his response" External link

voxy Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : “As the peak industry body for the trucking industry, we believe the gradual introduction of electronic log books with GPS will eliminate opportunities for logbook discrepancies of drivers’ hours,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : “There is growing concern about the customer and supply chain pressures that drivers believe force them into not complying with work time hours,” “We believe these issues are linked and that is why we have raised with the Minister of Transport the need for an industry accord, to consider all major challenges in the industry and create a safer operating environment” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This Government is anti-immigration and Covid-19 has provided the perfect setting for its agenda," "There is a misguided view that the Government can shut us off from the rest of the world and that there are enough New Zealanders willing and able to do all the work that needs to be done" External link

voxy Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Emergency powers are only ever intended to be temporary - for the eye of the crisis as it were," External link

voxy Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Apparently Immigration New Zealand can’t handle the workload. Given the Government has no problem spending millions of dollars on contractors in other government departments, we think there is an urgent need to send extra workers into Immigration New Zealand to sort out residency applications and visas from people other than the rich and famous," External link

voxy Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF supports the principle of reducing harmful emissions from road freight transport over time," External link

voxy Monday, March 29, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "I would be interested to hear their explanation as to why it wasn't faster" External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Waka Kotahi should have conveyed the fatality that was involved," External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "I feel comfortable that we've communicated that," External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "The trucking industry is keen to understand when its frontline workers - mainly drivers - might be in line for a vaccination and whether they will be given priority over the general population, given their importance in keeping the supply chain running," "We see increasing urgency in getting truck drivers vaccinated when you note what is happening in Auckland, our largest city and home to our major port" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The trucking industry is keen to understand when its frontline workers (mainly drivers) might be in line for a vaccination and whether they will be given priority over the general population, given their importance in keeping the supply chain running," External link

voxy Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We recognise that the Government will not achieve a 100% vaccination rate, but it will be important to have frontline and critical staff vaccinated and we would like to be able to inform transport operators of their responsibilities and rights around employee vaccination requirements as soon as possible," External link

voxy Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "We see increasing urgency in getting truck drivers vaccinated when you note what is happening in Auckland, our largest city and home to our major port," External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett asked : "Could we look at a tunnel?" "People might scream and say that's far too expensive and invasive. We couldn't expect to go around the harbour. I think too many people have got used to travelling across the harbour bridge" External link

newshub Friday, February 26, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "only works well with good regulation from government because if certain operators are cutting corners they enjoy a competitive advantage," External link

newshub Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Ninety-six percent of truck drivers are men so we've got to do more to attract women and younger people into the workforce," External link

newshub Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This micro-credential is completed entirely online, allowing learners to complete from their own devices, at their own pace," "The online nature of this micro-credential is recognition that the world is changing and today’s learners engage in different ways" External link

voxy Monday, December 7, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Freight should be as close to its destination as possible, and I think we're going to learn that unfortunately in this emergency situation," External link

newshub Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : “Road transporters make the most efficient choice in terms of the route they take. This will open up opportunities and improve resilience,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "NZTA I think have been looking for solutions over a number of years, and they've been thwarted sadly by regional decision makers, because they wanted to put an additional lane on State Highway 1," "But it seems that this is a last minute band-aid, because they've known about the problem for so long" External link

Stuff Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about Solutions ) : "Solutions to the issues and opportunities that Covid-19 has thrown up lie in the knowledge and expertise held by New Zealand’s businesses, rather than its bureaucracy," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about Michael Wood ) : "This is an important portfolio so we are pleased to see Minister Wood who has a background and interest in it," External link

voxy Monday, November 2, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Because there will be an impact on road safety, and the road is the workplace of those in freight transport, it is our place to ask people to be well informed when they go to vote," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Already the number of people being killed by drug impaired drivers on New Zealand roads is higher than those killed by drivers above the legal alcohol limit. There have been years and years of media campaigns to stop people drinking and driving, but still they do it. So, what is planned to educate people on taking drugs and driving?" External link

voxy Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : “The trucking industry is carrying day-to-day our economy on their back,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Damage to the Auckland harbour bridge and its subsequent partial closure since Friday last week has exposed the unacceptable risks we live with due to poor infrastructure," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "While it is less than we asked for, we are pleased to see a $510 million increase for state highway maintenance - we have been vocal about the unsafe state of some of these roads and it is good to be heard," External link

voxy Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We take our hats off to all of those doing the hard mahi in the community and we have responded to that by making some changes to our next funding round," "This time around we’ll be focusing on applications for funding up to $3,000, which means there will be more to go round" External link

voxy Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF has gone to the five main political parties with our Election Manifesto and asked how they will ensure the road freight industry’s ongoing health, and subsequently, the health of our economy as a trading nation," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Why are these silly rules put in place at just short notice, forcing people to scramble?" "It causes chaos in and around ports. You can imagine 12,000 or 15,000 descending on a testing station - well it ain't gonna happen" External link

newshub Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "The problem with a lot of bureaucrats is when they think 'port' they think drink, and they don't actually understand how this stuff works," "When you're driving a truck... you don't touch the contents of containers" External link

newshub Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This morning (Saturday 15 August) we started hearing that ports were demanding all truck drivers who had been on the port since 21 July had to be tested for Covid-19 by 11.59pm on Monday 17 August," External link

voxy Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "People are flooding to supermarkets which will put pressure on the supply chain, that is, the trucks that get the products to the supermarkets and other shops where people are heading for essential supplies," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "If the powers that be in Wellington want the Golden Mile to be able to live up to its lofty name, they will seriously reconsider this notion that banning trucks and delivery vehicles will create some kind of pedestrian and cyclist utopia. They will create a wasteland," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Wellington is not some European city with wide open spaces and plazas and equally wide thoroughfares," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "It seems that the narrow focus is on limited environmental and amenity scenarios in the Golden Mile initiative. Yet access to the airport and seaport are essential for Wellington’s economic viability," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Insurers have the best data because they are always measuring risk. What isn’t measured accurately, isn’t attended to," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett writes : "Already the number of people being killed by drug impaired drivers on New Zealand roads is higher than those killed by drivers above the legal alcohol limit. There have been years and years of media campaigns to stop people drinking and driving, but still they do it. So, what is planned to educate people on taking drugs and driving? Higher risk on the roads automatically means higher insurance premiums across the board - insurance is risk priced and you pay on probability. When households and businesses are already managing tight finances, they shouldn’t be surprised by expenses that should be made clear up front" External link

voxy Friday, July 3, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "New Zealand is still feeling the first economic hit of the global pandemic Covid-19 and there is much more financial pain to come," External link

voxy Monday, June 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "It’s a gutsy move, but it’s the right one, and I congratulate the Government on this decision," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Two of the Government parties clearly wish to pursue this and will be able to put it to the electorate at the September general election," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "I would trust that he does that effectively" "But it does surprise me that such an important infrastructure project that has run into quite serious problems has never been visited by the Minister of Transport" External link

nzherald Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Despite working through the various lockdown stages of the Government’s response to Covid-19, often at cost to themselves and their companies, the trucking industry has been refused any relief on Road User Charges (RUC)," External link

voxy Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The RTF supports the overall intent of this Bill,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : “Prohibiting unconscionable conduct is unlikely to be effective. We prefer the focus on protections against unfair contract terms to small trade contracts,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about Amendment Bill ) : "The RTF supports the overall intent of this Bill," External link

voxy Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Prohibiting unconscionable conduct is unlikely to be effective. We prefer the focus on protections against unfair contract terms to small trade contracts," External link

voxy Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We certainly hope to see some significant commitment to this in Thursday’s Budget," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "I understand that the Government’s lockdown of New Zealand meant that no further work could be done on this motorway for those five weeks," External link

voxy Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Thousands of truck drivers have been leaving their safe home bubbles each day to deliver essential goods such as food to supermarkets, health and safety supplies to health workers, exports to generate income for the country and keep our supply routes open, and petrol so essential workers can get to and from work. This has required new ways of looking at and doing things and plenty of co-operation," External link

voxy Monday, April 27, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : ''Obviously a lot of the freight that is yet to be delivered now was ordered months ago. It's going to take 2-3 months I think for that really to present itself clearly but it will mirror the wider patterns that are occurring in the economy and the wider reverberations of the Covid situation worldwide.'' External link

newshub Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : “While today’s announcement is welcome, we are disappointed businesses have to wait another week to get going,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 20, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "While today’s announcement is welcome, we are disappointed businesses have to wait another week to get going," External link

voxy Monday, April 20, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "If they are looking for projects, the Petone-Grenada Link in Wellington, the East-West Link between Onehunga and Mt Wellington in Auckland, and the Selwyn to Timaru highway updates in the South Island, should all be on the list," External link

voxy Monday, April 6, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We are keen to see further investment in roads if we are going to build up our economy as quickly as possible and these roads were missed out of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme," External link

voxy Monday, April 6, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "New Zealand must invest mindfully for the recovery period we have ahead. Infrastructure projects provide an immediate economic stimulus, but the Government needs to carefully select projects that build and sustain increased economic activity and reduce reliance on the Government itself as the long-term salvation. Roading projects improve safety and allow us to play to our natural advantages as a food producer by making it easier to get our exports to market," External link

voxy Monday, April 6, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "As is appropriate, there is a strong focus on what is a health crisis and it is good to see the tremendous resource going into that," External link

voxy Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "If the Government wants essential goods to have freedom of movement at this critical time, they cannot tinker with freight definitions," "But closing down the country to the scale we have now hasn't been done before and it does reveal some issues that need to be addressed pragmatically," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Truck drivers are providing an essential service. If the Government wants essential goods to have freedom of movement at this critical time, they cannot tinker with freight definitions," External link

voxy Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Trucks will be carrying both domestic and export goods and at this time where the Government is bleeding money, keeping our export routes clear is more important than ever. Wine, meat and kiwifruit seasons are in full swing," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "It is imperative that both central and local government are clear on the definition of essential services so that trucks can stay on the road delivering much needed supplies at this critical time," External link

voxy Monday, March 23, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "We have already quite rightly referred to the Government’s plan for the existing user-pays road funding to be used to further subsidise KiwiRail as highway robbery," External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "We totally support electrified rail in cities to relieve road congestion. But rail freight is never going to be competitive with road freight, or be significant in the New Zealand economy in terms of moving goods, that’s just a mirage," External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "That was clear after watching her answer a question at Parliament yesterday, on the bill and the 2020 election referendum," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We also believe all parties should be clear on whether or not they consider the referendum binding," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF opposes funding rail from the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF), which is funded by road users, and we have made a submission to Parliament’s Infrastructure Select Committee considering this law change," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "In New Zealand’s freight market, the two modes should operate as complementary, not competitive," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We are only sorry a couple of years has been wasted in getting on with building and improving the vital arterial roads of New Zealand," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Trucking is an industry where on the job training and assessment is particularly relevant," External link

voxy Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "More people are killed on the roads by drugged drivers than by drunk drivers so we have been asking the Government for some time to introduce adequate roadside drug testing," External link

voxy Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We would like to thank the Primary Production Select Committee members familiar with transporting animals for listening to industry and working hard to get an amendment to the Bill to provide some kind of indemnity for transport operators," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This blows the cost-benefit ratio touted by supporters of the port move out of the water," External link

voxy Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Everyone wants to see safer roads and we support road safety interventions where all options are well considered and make a difference," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Documents released today by the Ministry of Transport make for sober reading when it comes to past performance of the regulator and its monitoring agency," External link

voxy Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This will have a profound impact on small transport companies that in some parts of the country are subject to unfair contract terms in the form of unilateral deferred payments (UDP). This is an insidious practice used by some large corporates seeking to extend payment times to their suppliers beyond what is normally considered acceptable," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The road freight transport industry is 100 percent behind protecting New Zealand’s biosecurity and can often be relied upon to detect any unwanted pest visitors," External link

voxy Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF was concerned to find out this week that at this late stage of the Manawatū Tararua Highway build, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is proposing what was going to be a full four-lane piece of highway (two lanes each way) will reduce to two lanes at a pivotal point, for three kilometres. This will slow down trucks using the road, create congestion, and impact safety," External link

voxy Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This is a key east-west connection for the Lower North Island to get New Zealand’s food and primary products to market," "If the project is not funded correctly, it will slow down our economy and cause frustration to all drivers on that road" External link

voxy Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "If you look at our fuel costs compared to other countries in the tax take comparison our Government is doing pretty well competitively on that basis as well," "So let's make it apples with apples Prime Minister" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "If you look at our fuel costs compared to other countries in the tax take comparison our Government is doing pretty well competitively on that basis as well," "So let's make it apples with apples Prime Minister" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The Government appears to be confused around roads, cars, trucks and the use of fossil fuels," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Throughout the consultation process, the RTF has felt there is a lack of knowledge about, and indeed interest in, the role trucks play in keeping the New Zealand economy moving and food on people’s tables," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We are thrilled to announce that Craig Membrey will headline the conference. In addition to being born into trucking and running a successful business, he dedicates time to being an Ambassador for Beyond Blue, a not-for-profit organisation that helps people with depression and anxiety," External link

voxy Monday, July 8, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The Government needs to change its single-minded road safety focus, which is tunnel vision on speed and getting vehicles off the road, and take a holistic look at all the other contributing factors," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We want all comers to consider a career in road transport, which at the moment has a leaning towards older men; but the faces are certainly changing," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "There has to be a big-picture view here. Road users and the New Zealand public can't just keep paying more for everything and getting little in return," External link

nzherald Friday, May 31, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "There has to be a big picture view here. Road users and the New Zealand public can't just keep paying more for everything and getting little in return," External link

newstalkzb Friday, May 31, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The reality is that it is consumers who will end up paying for the five to six percent increase in RUCs that begin on 1 July this year," External link

voxy Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "There has to be a big picture view here. Road users and the New Zealand public can’t just keep paying more for everything and getting little in return," External link

voxy Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The Road Transport Forum (RTF) is pleased to see the Government today announce it will be consulting on this critical issue, as it is one that impacts high frequency road users such as professional drivers," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "It's a policy without a strategy or a plan," External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett told : "Good policy and evidence doesn't come out of a political campaign trying to attract public support," External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "The centre of gravity in Auckland is the port, if you make it harder or more costly for trucks, you make things harder and more costly for every business and citizen," External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about John Tamihere ) : "This proposal announced today by Mayoral candidate John Tamihere has consequences that have not been thought through and the policy is frankly, lacking in strategy and planning and is ridiculous," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Doing this once in a blue moon is fine for appearances sake, but what we need is a system that regularly collects infringements and safety breaches by professional drivers and reports them directly to employers," External link

Stuff Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "It was particularly concerning that the mother of a young man killed by a drug-driver had to witness that on a day she was presenting a petition to Parliament seeking random road-side drug testing," External link

voxy Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We believe it’s time for a revolutionary approach that looks to the future and takes into consideration the world we currently live in," External link

voxy Monday, May 6, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "That's going to further grind traffic to a halt on State Highway 2," "Really, it's just further evidence that roading infrastructure is taking a back seat" External link

Stuff Friday, April 19, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "With Labour and the Greens being strongly in favour of a CGT it was left to NZ First to argue against it around the Cabinet table and we are glad that they succeeded," "We now hope that the Government can refocus on increasing productivity and growing the economy for the benefit of all New Zealand businesses" External link

voxy Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Operators expect and are entitled to assurance of quality when seeking a professional engineering service on equipment that assists them in safely operating their business and securing their livelihood," "For NZTA to not have appropriate oversight of these engineering services is pretty unforgiveable" External link

voxy Friday, April 5, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We cannot see how a streamlined system would be more costly than the protracted system we have or that officials are favouring," "We also consider our proposal would actually improve safety by separating the incestuous situation where those doing the training also undertake the assessments" External link

voxy Friday, March 22, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "If someone sanctioned by the agency has completed work and then it's discovered to be in question, operators have a right to some subsidisation," "There's a bit of water to go under the bridge, we'll want to see what the costs are and what's fair" External link

Stuff Friday, December 21, 2018 4:48:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Industry has introduced a number of initiatives over the years to try to alleviate the current shortage, including the development of career resources and qualification pathways. However, current immigration settings have not helped operators who require staff immediately," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:55:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The Government’s investment is a good start but it should not come at the expense of new modern highways, instead it should go hand-in-hand with them," External link

voxy Monday, December 17, 2018 2:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "We recognise that the New Zealand Transport Agency is going through a significant challenge and period of change. That challenge also impacts our members," "We're looking to ensure that we balance what's most definitely required in terms of safety and regulation with the ability for road transport operators to continue to run and grow their businesses" External link

newshub Monday, December 10, 2018 9:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We are wary of the frequent tendency that governments have of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut and do not want to see a swathe of unintended consequences when a simple solution such as extending the provisions of the Fair Trading Act would do the job," External link

voxy Monday, December 10, 2018 2:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "It's no secret that I'm on the lookout for something else to do, but that doesn't include being the MP for Mana," External link

Stuff Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett told : "I believe I'm of the centre-left, however within Labour I have always been a moderate," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Celia came into the job with a clear vision for the city, and she has pursued that vision with gusto," "She is a woman of sincere conviction, and deserves credit for that" External link

rnzi Friday, August 5, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said ( about Celia Wade-Brown ) : "Celia came into the job with a clear vision for the city, and she has pursued that vision with gusto" External link

nzherald Friday, August 5, 2016 5:53:00 AM EAT



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mayor40.00%EN02/21/201721/02/2017
candidate26.67%EN12/29/201629/12/2016
member3.33%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
supporter3.33%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
politician3.33%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
rival13.33%EN09/29/201629/09/2016
mayor of porirua6.67%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
current mayor of porirua3.33%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Nick LeggettEN100.00%


 
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Nick Leggett

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Nick Leggett says : "We are concerned that this is the second time within a relatively short period that the Government has taken the approach of rushing through a broadening and expansion of ministerial powers as it grapples with a response to Covid-19," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "In the absence of that, the Government is showing a lack of ambition and real commitment to New Zealand’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Transporting New Zealand had five members and now there are four," External link

voxy Friday, October 1, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We expect an interim board will be set up to determine the details of our future direction and we remain committed to getting the best possible results for the road freight transport industry, which faces many challenges right now, and in the months and years ahead as New Zealand grapples with both Covid-19 and disruption in the global supply chain," External link

voxy Friday, October 1, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The industry must stand up for measures that maximise and improve safety for its workers and for all road users," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF promotes an industry that enforces high safety standards. We do not condone or defend truck operators and drivers who are deliberately, or negligently, non-compliant with transport and safety laws," "In this country, 93% of freight travels by truck. New Zealand is a long, thin country with economic activity and populations in locations distant from one another. This means that 13 hours driving per day, with appropriate rest breaks, is vital to ensure goods get to where they need to go" External link

voxy Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "There is growing concern about the customer and supply chain pressures that drivers believe force them into not complying with work time hours," "We believe these issues are linked and that is why we have raised with the Minister of Transport the need for an industry accord, to consider all major challenges in the industry and create a safer operating environment. We are awaiting his response" External link

voxy Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : “As the peak industry body for the trucking industry, we believe the gradual introduction of electronic log books with GPS will eliminate opportunities for logbook discrepancies of drivers’ hours,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : “There is growing concern about the customer and supply chain pressures that drivers believe force them into not complying with work time hours,” “We believe these issues are linked and that is why we have raised with the Minister of Transport the need for an industry accord, to consider all major challenges in the industry and create a safer operating environment” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This Government is anti-immigration and Covid-19 has provided the perfect setting for its agenda," "There is a misguided view that the Government can shut us off from the rest of the world and that there are enough New Zealanders willing and able to do all the work that needs to be done" External link

voxy Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Emergency powers are only ever intended to be temporary - for the eye of the crisis as it were," External link

voxy Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Apparently Immigration New Zealand can’t handle the workload. Given the Government has no problem spending millions of dollars on contractors in other government departments, we think there is an urgent need to send extra workers into Immigration New Zealand to sort out residency applications and visas from people other than the rich and famous," External link

voxy Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF supports the principle of reducing harmful emissions from road freight transport over time," External link

voxy Monday, March 29, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "I would be interested to hear their explanation as to why it wasn't faster" External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Waka Kotahi should have conveyed the fatality that was involved," External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "I feel comfortable that we've communicated that," External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "The trucking industry is keen to understand when its frontline workers - mainly drivers - might be in line for a vaccination and whether they will be given priority over the general population, given their importance in keeping the supply chain running," "We see increasing urgency in getting truck drivers vaccinated when you note what is happening in Auckland, our largest city and home to our major port" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The trucking industry is keen to understand when its frontline workers (mainly drivers) might be in line for a vaccination and whether they will be given priority over the general population, given their importance in keeping the supply chain running," External link

voxy Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We recognise that the Government will not achieve a 100% vaccination rate, but it will be important to have frontline and critical staff vaccinated and we would like to be able to inform transport operators of their responsibilities and rights around employee vaccination requirements as soon as possible," External link

voxy Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "We see increasing urgency in getting truck drivers vaccinated when you note what is happening in Auckland, our largest city and home to our major port," External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett asked : "Could we look at a tunnel?" "People might scream and say that's far too expensive and invasive. We couldn't expect to go around the harbour. I think too many people have got used to travelling across the harbour bridge" External link

newshub Friday, February 26, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "only works well with good regulation from government because if certain operators are cutting corners they enjoy a competitive advantage," External link

newshub Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Ninety-six percent of truck drivers are men so we've got to do more to attract women and younger people into the workforce," External link

newshub Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This micro-credential is completed entirely online, allowing learners to complete from their own devices, at their own pace," "The online nature of this micro-credential is recognition that the world is changing and today’s learners engage in different ways" External link

voxy Monday, December 7, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Freight should be as close to its destination as possible, and I think we're going to learn that unfortunately in this emergency situation," External link

newshub Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : “Road transporters make the most efficient choice in terms of the route they take. This will open up opportunities and improve resilience,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "NZTA I think have been looking for solutions over a number of years, and they've been thwarted sadly by regional decision makers, because they wanted to put an additional lane on State Highway 1," "But it seems that this is a last minute band-aid, because they've known about the problem for so long" External link

Stuff Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about Solutions ) : "Solutions to the issues and opportunities that Covid-19 has thrown up lie in the knowledge and expertise held by New Zealand’s businesses, rather than its bureaucracy," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about Michael Wood ) : "This is an important portfolio so we are pleased to see Minister Wood who has a background and interest in it," External link

voxy Monday, November 2, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Because there will be an impact on road safety, and the road is the workplace of those in freight transport, it is our place to ask people to be well informed when they go to vote," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Already the number of people being killed by drug impaired drivers on New Zealand roads is higher than those killed by drivers above the legal alcohol limit. There have been years and years of media campaigns to stop people drinking and driving, but still they do it. So, what is planned to educate people on taking drugs and driving?" External link

voxy Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : “The trucking industry is carrying day-to-day our economy on their back,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Damage to the Auckland harbour bridge and its subsequent partial closure since Friday last week has exposed the unacceptable risks we live with due to poor infrastructure," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "While it is less than we asked for, we are pleased to see a $510 million increase for state highway maintenance - we have been vocal about the unsafe state of some of these roads and it is good to be heard," External link

voxy Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We take our hats off to all of those doing the hard mahi in the community and we have responded to that by making some changes to our next funding round," "This time around we’ll be focusing on applications for funding up to $3,000, which means there will be more to go round" External link

voxy Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF has gone to the five main political parties with our Election Manifesto and asked how they will ensure the road freight industry’s ongoing health, and subsequently, the health of our economy as a trading nation," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Why are these silly rules put in place at just short notice, forcing people to scramble?" "It causes chaos in and around ports. You can imagine 12,000 or 15,000 descending on a testing station - well it ain't gonna happen" External link

newshub Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "The problem with a lot of bureaucrats is when they think 'port' they think drink, and they don't actually understand how this stuff works," "When you're driving a truck... you don't touch the contents of containers" External link

newshub Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This morning (Saturday 15 August) we started hearing that ports were demanding all truck drivers who had been on the port since 21 July had to be tested for Covid-19 by 11.59pm on Monday 17 August," External link

voxy Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "People are flooding to supermarkets which will put pressure on the supply chain, that is, the trucks that get the products to the supermarkets and other shops where people are heading for essential supplies," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "If the powers that be in Wellington want the Golden Mile to be able to live up to its lofty name, they will seriously reconsider this notion that banning trucks and delivery vehicles will create some kind of pedestrian and cyclist utopia. They will create a wasteland," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Wellington is not some European city with wide open spaces and plazas and equally wide thoroughfares," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "It seems that the narrow focus is on limited environmental and amenity scenarios in the Golden Mile initiative. Yet access to the airport and seaport are essential for Wellington’s economic viability," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Insurers have the best data because they are always measuring risk. What isn’t measured accurately, isn’t attended to," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett writes : "Already the number of people being killed by drug impaired drivers on New Zealand roads is higher than those killed by drivers above the legal alcohol limit. There have been years and years of media campaigns to stop people drinking and driving, but still they do it. So, what is planned to educate people on taking drugs and driving? Higher risk on the roads automatically means higher insurance premiums across the board - insurance is risk priced and you pay on probability. When households and businesses are already managing tight finances, they shouldn’t be surprised by expenses that should be made clear up front" External link

voxy Friday, July 3, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "New Zealand is still feeling the first economic hit of the global pandemic Covid-19 and there is much more financial pain to come," External link

voxy Monday, June 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "It’s a gutsy move, but it’s the right one, and I congratulate the Government on this decision," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Two of the Government parties clearly wish to pursue this and will be able to put it to the electorate at the September general election," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "I would trust that he does that effectively" "But it does surprise me that such an important infrastructure project that has run into quite serious problems has never been visited by the Minister of Transport" External link

nzherald Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Despite working through the various lockdown stages of the Government’s response to Covid-19, often at cost to themselves and their companies, the trucking industry has been refused any relief on Road User Charges (RUC)," External link

voxy Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The RTF supports the overall intent of this Bill,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : “Prohibiting unconscionable conduct is unlikely to be effective. We prefer the focus on protections against unfair contract terms to small trade contracts,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about Amendment Bill ) : "The RTF supports the overall intent of this Bill," External link

voxy Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Prohibiting unconscionable conduct is unlikely to be effective. We prefer the focus on protections against unfair contract terms to small trade contracts," External link

voxy Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We certainly hope to see some significant commitment to this in Thursday’s Budget," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "I understand that the Government’s lockdown of New Zealand meant that no further work could be done on this motorway for those five weeks," External link

voxy Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Thousands of truck drivers have been leaving their safe home bubbles each day to deliver essential goods such as food to supermarkets, health and safety supplies to health workers, exports to generate income for the country and keep our supply routes open, and petrol so essential workers can get to and from work. This has required new ways of looking at and doing things and plenty of co-operation," External link

voxy Monday, April 27, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : ''Obviously a lot of the freight that is yet to be delivered now was ordered months ago. It's going to take 2-3 months I think for that really to present itself clearly but it will mirror the wider patterns that are occurring in the economy and the wider reverberations of the Covid situation worldwide.'' External link

newshub Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : “While today’s announcement is welcome, we are disappointed businesses have to wait another week to get going,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 20, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "While today’s announcement is welcome, we are disappointed businesses have to wait another week to get going," External link

voxy Monday, April 20, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "If they are looking for projects, the Petone-Grenada Link in Wellington, the East-West Link between Onehunga and Mt Wellington in Auckland, and the Selwyn to Timaru highway updates in the South Island, should all be on the list," External link

voxy Monday, April 6, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We are keen to see further investment in roads if we are going to build up our economy as quickly as possible and these roads were missed out of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme," External link

voxy Monday, April 6, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "New Zealand must invest mindfully for the recovery period we have ahead. Infrastructure projects provide an immediate economic stimulus, but the Government needs to carefully select projects that build and sustain increased economic activity and reduce reliance on the Government itself as the long-term salvation. Roading projects improve safety and allow us to play to our natural advantages as a food producer by making it easier to get our exports to market," External link

voxy Monday, April 6, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "As is appropriate, there is a strong focus on what is a health crisis and it is good to see the tremendous resource going into that," External link

voxy Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "If the Government wants essential goods to have freedom of movement at this critical time, they cannot tinker with freight definitions," "But closing down the country to the scale we have now hasn't been done before and it does reveal some issues that need to be addressed pragmatically," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Truck drivers are providing an essential service. If the Government wants essential goods to have freedom of movement at this critical time, they cannot tinker with freight definitions," External link

voxy Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Trucks will be carrying both domestic and export goods and at this time where the Government is bleeding money, keeping our export routes clear is more important than ever. Wine, meat and kiwifruit seasons are in full swing," External link

Stuff Monday, March 23, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "It is imperative that both central and local government are clear on the definition of essential services so that trucks can stay on the road delivering much needed supplies at this critical time," External link

voxy Monday, March 23, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "We have already quite rightly referred to the Government’s plan for the existing user-pays road funding to be used to further subsidise KiwiRail as highway robbery," External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "We totally support electrified rail in cities to relieve road congestion. But rail freight is never going to be competitive with road freight, or be significant in the New Zealand economy in terms of moving goods, that’s just a mirage," External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "That was clear after watching her answer a question at Parliament yesterday, on the bill and the 2020 election referendum," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We also believe all parties should be clear on whether or not they consider the referendum binding," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF opposes funding rail from the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF), which is funded by road users, and we have made a submission to Parliament’s Infrastructure Select Committee considering this law change," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "In New Zealand’s freight market, the two modes should operate as complementary, not competitive," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We are only sorry a couple of years has been wasted in getting on with building and improving the vital arterial roads of New Zealand," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Trucking is an industry where on the job training and assessment is particularly relevant," External link

voxy Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "More people are killed on the roads by drugged drivers than by drunk drivers so we have been asking the Government for some time to introduce adequate roadside drug testing," External link

voxy Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We would like to thank the Primary Production Select Committee members familiar with transporting animals for listening to industry and working hard to get an amendment to the Bill to provide some kind of indemnity for transport operators," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This blows the cost-benefit ratio touted by supporters of the port move out of the water," External link

voxy Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Everyone wants to see safer roads and we support road safety interventions where all options are well considered and make a difference," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Documents released today by the Ministry of Transport make for sober reading when it comes to past performance of the regulator and its monitoring agency," External link

voxy Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This will have a profound impact on small transport companies that in some parts of the country are subject to unfair contract terms in the form of unilateral deferred payments (UDP). This is an insidious practice used by some large corporates seeking to extend payment times to their suppliers beyond what is normally considered acceptable," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The road freight transport industry is 100 percent behind protecting New Zealand’s biosecurity and can often be relied upon to detect any unwanted pest visitors," External link

voxy Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The RTF was concerned to find out this week that at this late stage of the Manawatū Tararua Highway build, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is proposing what was going to be a full four-lane piece of highway (two lanes each way) will reduce to two lanes at a pivotal point, for three kilometres. This will slow down trucks using the road, create congestion, and impact safety," External link

voxy Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "This is a key east-west connection for the Lower North Island to get New Zealand’s food and primary products to market," "If the project is not funded correctly, it will slow down our economy and cause frustration to all drivers on that road" External link

voxy Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "If you look at our fuel costs compared to other countries in the tax take comparison our Government is doing pretty well competitively on that basis as well," "So let's make it apples with apples Prime Minister" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "If you look at our fuel costs compared to other countries in the tax take comparison our Government is doing pretty well competitively on that basis as well," "So let's make it apples with apples Prime Minister" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The Government appears to be confused around roads, cars, trucks and the use of fossil fuels," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Throughout the consultation process, the RTF has felt there is a lack of knowledge about, and indeed interest in, the role trucks play in keeping the New Zealand economy moving and food on people’s tables," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We are thrilled to announce that Craig Membrey will headline the conference. In addition to being born into trucking and running a successful business, he dedicates time to being an Ambassador for Beyond Blue, a not-for-profit organisation that helps people with depression and anxiety," External link

voxy Monday, July 8, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The Government needs to change its single-minded road safety focus, which is tunnel vision on speed and getting vehicles off the road, and take a holistic look at all the other contributing factors," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We want all comers to consider a career in road transport, which at the moment has a leaning towards older men; but the faces are certainly changing," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "There has to be a big-picture view here. Road users and the New Zealand public can't just keep paying more for everything and getting little in return," External link

nzherald Friday, May 31, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "There has to be a big picture view here. Road users and the New Zealand public can't just keep paying more for everything and getting little in return," External link

newstalkzb Friday, May 31, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The reality is that it is consumers who will end up paying for the five to six percent increase in RUCs that begin on 1 July this year," External link

voxy Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "There has to be a big picture view here. Road users and the New Zealand public can’t just keep paying more for everything and getting little in return," External link

voxy Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The Road Transport Forum (RTF) is pleased to see the Government today announce it will be consulting on this critical issue, as it is one that impacts high frequency road users such as professional drivers," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "It's a policy without a strategy or a plan," External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett told : "Good policy and evidence doesn't come out of a political campaign trying to attract public support," External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "The centre of gravity in Auckland is the port, if you make it harder or more costly for trucks, you make things harder and more costly for every business and citizen," External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says ( about John Tamihere ) : "This proposal announced today by Mayoral candidate John Tamihere has consequences that have not been thought through and the policy is frankly, lacking in strategy and planning and is ridiculous," External link

voxy Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Doing this once in a blue moon is fine for appearances sake, but what we need is a system that regularly collects infringements and safety breaches by professional drivers and reports them directly to employers," External link

Stuff Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "It was particularly concerning that the mother of a young man killed by a drug-driver had to witness that on a day she was presenting a petition to Parliament seeking random road-side drug testing," External link

voxy Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We believe it’s time for a revolutionary approach that looks to the future and takes into consideration the world we currently live in," External link

voxy Monday, May 6, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "That's going to further grind traffic to a halt on State Highway 2," "Really, it's just further evidence that roading infrastructure is taking a back seat" External link

Stuff Friday, April 19, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "With Labour and the Greens being strongly in favour of a CGT it was left to NZ First to argue against it around the Cabinet table and we are glad that they succeeded," "We now hope that the Government can refocus on increasing productivity and growing the economy for the benefit of all New Zealand businesses" External link

voxy Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Operators expect and are entitled to assurance of quality when seeking a professional engineering service on equipment that assists them in safely operating their business and securing their livelihood," "For NZTA to not have appropriate oversight of these engineering services is pretty unforgiveable" External link

voxy Friday, April 5, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We cannot see how a streamlined system would be more costly than the protracted system we have or that officials are favouring," "We also consider our proposal would actually improve safety by separating the incestuous situation where those doing the training also undertake the assessments" External link

voxy Friday, March 22, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "If someone sanctioned by the agency has completed work and then it's discovered to be in question, operators have a right to some subsidisation," "There's a bit of water to go under the bridge, we'll want to see what the costs are and what's fair" External link

Stuff Friday, December 21, 2018 4:48:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "Industry has introduced a number of initiatives over the years to try to alleviate the current shortage, including the development of career resources and qualification pathways. However, current immigration settings have not helped operators who require staff immediately," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:55:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "The Government’s investment is a good start but it should not come at the expense of new modern highways, instead it should go hand-in-hand with them," External link

voxy Monday, December 17, 2018 2:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "We recognise that the New Zealand Transport Agency is going through a significant challenge and period of change. That challenge also impacts our members," "We're looking to ensure that we balance what's most definitely required in terms of safety and regulation with the ability for road transport operators to continue to run and grow their businesses" External link

newshub Monday, December 10, 2018 9:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Leggett says : "We are wary of the frequent tendency that governments have of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut and do not want to see a swathe of unintended consequences when a simple solution such as extending the provisions of the Fair Trading Act would do the job," External link

voxy Monday, December 10, 2018 2:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "It's no secret that I'm on the lookout for something else to do, but that doesn't include being the MP for Mana," External link

Stuff Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett told : "I believe I'm of the centre-left, however within Labour I have always been a moderate," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said : "Celia came into the job with a clear vision for the city, and she has pursued that vision with gusto," "She is a woman of sincere conviction, and deserves credit for that" External link

rnzi Friday, August 5, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Nick Leggett said ( about Celia Wade-Brown ) : "Celia came into the job with a clear vision for the city, and she has pursued that vision with gusto" External link

nzherald Friday, August 5, 2016 5:53:00 AM EAT



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mayor of porirua6.67%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
current mayor of porirua3.33%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Nick LeggettEN100.00%


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