Monthly road crash statistics update – August 2017

Last updated on: 8/09/2017 The data presented here are provisional. Crash data as at 8th September 2017. Twenty-nine people died on New Zealand roads in August. This is 2 fewer than August 2016 and is 5 more than the average August road toll for the last five years. To the end of August this year, 253 people have died on New Zealand roads. […]

Fatbergs in Waikato district pipes too

Its size has sent shockwaves around the world and while the Waikato district can’t claim anything quite as large, fatbergs have also been plaguing our pipes for years. International media coverage of a 250-metre long, 130-tonne ‘fatberg’ blocking a London sewer pipe went viral on social media last week, but General Manager Service Delivery Tim Harty says pipes are often […]

95 octane currently unavailable at local Z stations

It has been reported that both Z Waiuku and Z Pukekohe are without 95 octane petrol due to the ruptured Marsden Pt fuel pipeline. Z’s corporate communications manager, Jonathan Hill, said in the early stages of the refinery outage the company prioritised delivery of the two essential product grades into Auckland, being 91 octane petrol and diesel. This is the […]

Next stage of work at safe speed camera site on Waiuku Road

Work is progressing on the installation of a new safe speed camera in a high crash risk area in the Counties Manukau Police District. Waiuku Road in Mauku is among 33 sites across the country where new safe speed cameras will be placed in an effort to drive down mean speeds and related deaths and injuries in these areas. “The […]

Planting day puts the love back into Drury waterways

Nature enthusiasts far and wide, regardless of political affiliation, are being encouraged to do their bit for the environment at a tree planting day in South Auckland this election-weekend. Over two thousand trees will be planted this Sunday on the banks of the Pahurehure Inlet as part of an initiative coordinated by the developers of the new masterplanned community Auranga […]

Hunua kiwi population suffers setback

The newly reestablished kiwi population introduced into the Hunua Ranges earlier this year has suffered a setback, with three of the birds being lost as prey to a ferret. Mayor Phil Goff says, “This is sad news and a blow to the partners, staff and volunteers who have worked hard to release kiwi into the Hunuas. “It shows that one […]

Entrust dividend to increase

Entrust’s 327,000 beneficiaries in Auckland, Manukau, northern Papakura and eastern Franklin can expect to receive a dividend payment of $350 in late September, Entrust announced on Wednesday 30 August. Entrust Chairman William Cairns says the dividend amount will increase this year, even though there had been an increase in beneficiaries in the Entrust district who are entitled to a dividend. […]

Glen Murray recycling day to stay

Glen Murray will continue its monthly recycling drop-off day service. The decision was made following community consultation. The drop-off days will be funded by a targeted rate of $56.27, from community members who received consultation letters, from July 2018. Last month’s consultation showed that 62% of respondents wanted a targeted rate, while 38% preferred stopping the service. The drop-off service […]

Wesley student selected for development

Wesley College student Tupou Vaa’i has been selected for the New Zealand Schools’ rugby development camp. The players assemble for a three-day camp from Friday 22 September, with teams to be announced the following Sunday in preparation for matches. Tupou was captain of the 2017 Wesley first XV team who were trophy winners in the CNI rugby competition in August.

Steelers share tips at Mitre 10

On Saturday 16 September, Counties Manukau Steelers players joined in with the community at Mitre10 Mega in Pukekohe. Jimmy Tupou, Sam Henwood and Toni Pulu shared  their rugby passing tips and tricks to an excited group of local supporters. Mitre 10 Managing Director, Dean Littin, said that he’s really enjoying the Mitre 10 Cup. “It’s a great time of year, […]