SASTA - Safe & Sustainable Transport Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand

Safe and Sustainable Transport Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand

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SASTA Executive

SASTA is managed by a volunteer Executive representing all local government regions.


Karen Mackie


Melissa Napier
Melissa Napier


Melissa is a Community Transport Team Leader in the Walking, Cycling and Safety unit at Auckland Transport. Melissa leads the development and delivery of the regional Safer Communities Programme. She works with a team of committed community transport coordinators who are focused on increasing transport choices for children and young people, reducing congestion and improving road safety around schools and their local communities.

Michelle Stanbury


Michelle is a Senior Road Safety Advisor working in the Strategy & Performance team at Auckland Transport. With previous experience in Road Safety education, she is now leading the Road Safety Strategy, Road Safety evaluation and monitoring, and co-ordinating the progression of Road Safety Action Plans for the Auckland region.


Ngaire Atmore


Ngaire is the Community Engagement Advisor in the City Transportation Unit at Hamilton City Council, leading road safety and active transport promotion and education. She has a particular interest in engagement and communications, as well as road safety and transport strategy.

Bay of Plenty/East Coast/Hawkes Bay

Loreen Hartley


Lorreen is the Community Development Advisor for the Whakatāne District and oversees the Road Safety Programme for the Eastern Bay of Plenty. She has a particular interest in high risk and vulnerable populations as well as road safety. She is of Ngāti Raukawa, Tūwharetoa, Kahungunu, Tainui and Whanganui Iwi.


Glenda Leitao


Glenda has been a road safety co-ordinator with Horizons Regional Council for eight and a half years, covering Whanganui, Rangitikei and bits of Ruapehu. She works with all ages but particularly enjoys working with youth, encouraging and educating them to make safer choices when driving or being a passenger in a vehicle.


Anna Blomquist

Anna has been the Transport Safety Education Coordinator for Wellington City Council since 2009, prior to this she held a similar role at Hutt City Council. Her main areas of focus are safety for pedestrians, people on bikes, motorcyclists and moped riders and intersection safety. She works with a small team of transport behaviour change specialists at Wellington City and works on collaborative projects with her colleagues across the Wellington region.


Robyn Blackburn


Robyn Blackburn works part time in the road safety education space at Marlborough District Council and the rest of the time with the Parks and Reserves Department. Previously Robyn has worked at council with the Assets and Services team and has a good understanding of the need to be community focused. She has become an integral member of progressive community action groups in Marlborough to promote sustainable transport and road safety in the region.

Canterbury/West Coast/Chatham Islands/Southland/Otago

Kathy Graham


Kathy has worked in road safety and travel demand management for the last five years in both Christchurch City and Waimakariri. Prior to moving to Canterbury she worked as a journalist in the Waikato and served 18 years as a Police Officer in a variety of roles in Auckland. In her current role within the Roading team she works both within the Waimakariri community on road safety and TDM as well as ongoing collaboration with the Transport Agency and other Canterbury Councils under the Greater Christchurch partnership.


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