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Serious crash in Papakura

Police are currently at the scene of a serious crash on Mill Road in Papakura after two vehicles are believed to have collided just before 11am. Two people have been taken to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. Police have closed Mill Road between Fernag Street and Walters Road. It is not expected to reopen for at least two hours. […]

Serious crash on Waiuku Road

Police are currently in attendance at a serious crash in Waiuku Road, Mauku. Inspector Shawn Rutene of Auckland Police says the crash involves a taxi van which has rolled and ended up in a paddock, and occurred just after 8am, Tuesday 17 October. Constable Jordan Suppers of Counties Manukau Police said, “Four people received serious to moderate injuries including a […]

Yes, Council is moving

Auckland Council is moving from Franklin, but 20 staff are expected to stay. Kotuku House in Manukau has been identified as the council’s southern hub, which will house all southern-based regulatory services staff, which includes Resource Consents, Building Consents, Regulatory Engineering and Licensing and Regulatory Compliance. The move will take place on Monday 6 November. Penny Pirrit, Auckland Council’s Director […]

Finding hope

In response to our recent article ‘Taking a minute could save a life’, one reader has bravely shared their story. There are parts of the story we’re unable to publish, due to laws surrounding suicide. We’re aware that much has been written in the media recently about suicide, and that sometimes when a topic is covered so widely, it can […]

Waikato district revaluation notices due out soon

Waikato district property values have risen by an average of 33.7 per cent in the past three years. Property owners in the district can expect to receive their three-yearly Quotable Value (QV) revaluation in the next week or two, with revaluation notices expected to start landing in letter boxes from the end of next week [the week ending Friday 20 […]

Counties Manukau PIC Steelers produce extraordinary final victory

A courageous effort with just 13 men on the field, led by a stunning performance from Tim Nanai-Williams, saw the Counties Manukau PIC Steelers beat Tasman 52-30 at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe. The home side finished the season on a brilliant note, scoring three late tries after being reduced to just 13 men late in the game. The PIC Steelers […]

Rally car rolls

On Sunday 15 October 2017 at 4.21pm, W2 Crew were tasked to Awhitu to assist a male patient in his 50s whose rally car had rolled down a bank. He suffered multiple injuries and was transported to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

Westpac tasked to Mangatangi for dirtbike accident

W2 Crew tasked to Mangatangi on Wednesday 11 October at 5.51pm, to assist a female patient in her 20s involved in a dirtbike versus dirtbike head-on collision. She suffered neck and chest injuries and was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition.

Mercer fatal crash name release

A second person died in hospital on Wednesday 4th October following a crash on Mercer Ferry Road, Waikato on Saturday September 30th around 3:15pm. He was 96-year-old Leon Robert Idoine from Auckland. His wife, 96-year-old Mary Alice Idoine, died in the crash. Police extend their sympathies to their family and friends. The Serious Crash Unit continues to investigate.

Waikato named most dangerous

That’s not the claim to fame the Waikato Region is aspiring to. With six motorcyclists killed, and a further 43 seriously injured on Waikato roads already this year, Waikato has been named the most dangerous place for motorcycling in New Zealand. ACC and the Waikato Regional Council are desperate to bring the numbers down. “Since 2014, there have been more […]