Last week marked the Abley Auckland team's final match against the "Legions of Doom" in our Sub Football tournament. The victory for this game went to the Abley team with a score of 21-2. There were a few ups and down during the 10-match league with 4 losses and 6 wins, but the fun we had and team bonding was the ultimate outcome for us all.
In January 2020, Shane Turner attended the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting in Washington DC, USA. Here is Shane's latest blog about his learnings and experience at this conference.
I met with a client recently who now spends more time in ‘management’ than working on the tools of our trade - I can definitely relate to that! We both agreed that although times have changed, it's still important to keep up your technical skills so every now and then you need to get back on the tools.
Congratulations to Steve Abley, who has been selected by the Minister of Local Government for reappointment as a Development Contribution Commissioner for the next three years.
There's some debate in the scientific fraternity as to when humans first started to speak to each other. Estimates differ wildly from as long ago as 2 million years and the beginning of the human genus, or a little over 50,000 years ago. But regardless of the true date, you can be sure that stories have always played a substantial part in any communication because stories are an amazing way to teach and learn.
On Thursday 27 February, Paul Durdin will be presenting a webinar on "Local Government Road Safety Management Guidance", in conjunction with Austroads.
Congratulations to Shane Turner (Abley), Eddie Cook (KiwiRail) & Shaun Bosher (Stantec) on the great honour of being presented with a “Best Paper Award” at the 2020 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.
Reducing speed limits to improve road safety are often opposed by people who blame crashes on poor driving ability rather than speed. They claim that well-trained drivers are infallible and can handle high speeds safely. But anyone can make a mistake while driving and due to the laws of physics and human body vulnerability, mistakes at high speed can result in vehicle occupants and other road users being killed or seriously injured. The design and operating speeds of our roads needs to be more forgiving of the mistakes we make.