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Miraculous recovery after severe brain injury

Johno Stevens, a personal trainer from AnyTime Fitness in Pukekohe, has had a miraculous recovery from what could have been a fatal accident. On Christmas Day, 19 year old Johno’s life changed forever after he fell off the back of a ute, fracturing his skull as he hit the ground, suffering a severe brain injury. Westpac Helicopter crew were called, […]

Cockerton looks to improve at Hampton Downs this weekend

It has been a whirlwind week for Pukekohe’s Taylor Cockerton competing in the 2018 Castrol Toyota Racing Series as he now prepares for the third round at Hampton Downs in the north Waikato this weekend. After competing in the opening TRS round in Christchurch ten days ago, the Waikato University student was soon on a plane to Malaysia for a […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter Missions for the weekend 19 -21 January 2018

Awhitu | Friday, 19 JANUARY 2018 2.53pm: W2 Crew tasked to Awhitu to assist a female patient in her 40’s suffering a medical complaint. She was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. Kaiaua | Saturday, 20 JANUARY 2018 12.19pm: W2 crew were tasked to Kaiaua to assist a female patient in her 40’s suffering a medical complaint. CPR and […]

Aggravated robbery in Meremere, Waikato – offenders required to be located

At about 11.30 this morning 18 January, two men entered the Meremere Superette and Takeaways, carrying knives. They verbally threatened the victim (the shop keeper) and his daughter and demanded money and cigarettes to be handed over. A struggle between the victim and the offenders broke out causing the victim to suffer several lacerations after receiving blows to his forearms […]

Serious crash – Southern Motorway

Police are currently in attendance at a serious crash on the Southern Motorway, Auckland after a truck and motorcyclist collided. The Motorway is currently closed North Bound between Hingaia Road, Karaka and Takanini. The motorcyclist has serious injuries and will be transported to Middlemore Hospital. The road isn’t expected to be closed for a significant amount of time however motorists […]

Baby hospitalised after being hit by slow moving vehicle

Auckland Westpac Rescue crew were tasked to Drury at 8.03pm on Monday 15 January to assist a baby boy who had been struck by a slow moving vehicle being parked on a property. The boy suffered a head injury and was flown to Starship Hospital in a critical condition.  

Sunset Beach retains Top Northern Region title

By Glennys Smith Sunset Beach had nine teams competing at the Northern Region IRB Championships held at Ruakaka on Sunday 14 January.  The racing was fast and furious with a lot of the races being straight finals except for the U22 Men’s Races.  Sunset Beach retained their Top Northern Region Title with 77 points, 55 points clear of second place […]

19 years of lighting up for charity

For the past 19 years, Craig Prescott  has been illuminating the skies at 25 Prospect Terrace Pukekohe, and  all in the name of charity. Every year both the house and front lawn are decorated with Christmas lights. As well as that, they decorate a shelf inside their front and side windows. This year a Total of $1054.50 was raised for The Pukekohe Volunteer Fire […]

Fatal crash in Pukekawa

One person has died following a motorcycle crash on Highway 22 in Pukekawa on Sunday 14 January 2018. Police and emergency services are currently at the scene where the motorcyclist has died. The road is closed and diversions are in place. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

Pair rescued from Hunua’s after aircraft crash

On Tuesday 9 January, at 6.30pm, Auckland Westpac Helicopter crew were tasked to the Hunua Ranges to assist with the search and rescue of two patients, passenger and instructor, when their aircraft was downed in dense bush. The crew helped locate a man in his late teens and a woman in her 20s and they were winched out, fortunately both […]


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