Avoid becoming a road crash statistic these holidays

Avoid becoming a road crash statistic these holidays The AA says you can reduce your chances of becoming a road crash statistic this holiday season with some simple steps to prepare yourself and your car for the drive. Sadly 12 people died on New Zealand roads during the holiday period last year and 71 more were seriously injured. “Don’t ruin […]

Pukekohe man charged for allegedly ill-treating calves

The Ministry for Primary Industries has filed charges against another person over the alleged abuse of bobby calves during the 2015 bobby calf season. A 65-year-old Pukekohe man has been charged for allegedly ill-treating calves by dragging them by single limbs while he was employed in a role that included transporting bobby calves around the Waikato to pet food processing […]

Coastguard strongly urges boaties to be vigilant this summer

Two high profile boating incidents occurring in the last 24 hours are pertinent reminders for boaties to keep safe at sea over the holiday season.  Coastguard Bluff came to the rescue of a critically damaged yacht last night which struck a submerged object in the Tasman Sea.   Meanwhile, the Coastguard Thames crew responded to a yacht that had caught fire […]

“Spread the Jam” beat congestion – Auckland Transport

Congestion on our motorways is frustrating at any time of year, but during the busy holiday season it can be worse than ever. Auckland Transport’s ‘Spread the Jam’ video has been produced to simply explain how traffic congestion can start. AT’s Chief Transport Operations Officer Andrew Allen says there are generally four causes of congestion. “Usually it’s drivers cutting-in, following […]

Positions now open on council advisory panels

Applications are now being sought for new members on five demographic advisory panels. It’s a unique opportunity for passionate and motivated Aucklanders to play a key role in influencing council policies, plans and initiatives. Eight positions are now available on the Disability Advisory Panel, Seniors Advisory Panel, Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel and Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel. There are also two […]

Name release – Port Waikato quad bike fatal

Police can now release the name of the man killed in a quad bike crash at Port Waikato on December 17th 2016. He is 51-year-old Horace John Dulieu of Helensville. Police extend their sympathies to Mr Dulieu’s family and friends. As the Serious Crash Unit is investigating Police cannot comment further.

Refuse and recycling one day later over festive season

As is normally the case residents will need to put their refuse and recycling out one day later than usual for the weeks starting Monday 26 December and Monday 2 January. By Monday 9 January, services will return to normal. Those in Port Waikato however, will have no change on Sunday 1 January or Sunday 8 January. A reminder of […]


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