Sky Tower glows for Pink October

The Sky Tower has joined landmarks around New Zealand and the world lighting pink to put the spotlight on breast cancer this October. The iconic landmark will be lit in bright shades of pink until 12 October in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation. The Sky Tower was one of the first landmarks in the world to light for breast […]

Apprentice jockey shocked at scholarship win

Come November, apprentice jockey, Alyssa Schwerin (26), will be living the dream as she studies her craft in Sydney. The “five foot nothing” aspiring jockey has won the Northern Racing Scholarship, a huge bonus on top of being named the 2017 Premier Apprentice Jockey. The scholarship is a treasured prize, and one that Alyssa hopes to make the most of. […]

Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club celebrates 50 years

Fifty years ago, on 14 October 1967, the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club officially opened its doors. Since then, it’s been a hub for locals and a favoured “watering hole”. The Club has also been the setting for more events than you could poke a stick at, ranging from birthdays to funerals, and everything in between. To survive and prosper over such […]

Pukekohe station upgrade progresses

Auckland Transport have provided the following update on the Pukekohe station upgrade project: The new pedestrian overbridge is taking shape with precast concrete structures installed on piers three and four. The new Transdev office deck is complete. Installation of utility services and compound fences is nearly finished and on office relocation is on target. The retaining wall for the new […]

Counties Power reaching great heights with drone technology

Counties Power has begun surveying their network assets for the first time with drone technology. The drone is currently working through the network area surveying 57 switches.  The switches, which control power flow, are located at the top of power poles. Counties Power GM Field Operations Dale Carline says the consumer-owned lines company sees the many benefits from using drone […]

Police warn against dangers of throwing objects from motorway overbridges

Police are concerned following a recent trend of incidents where people have been seen throwing rocks or other items from motorway overbridges. Police would like to remind those responsible that throwing any items from overbridges poses a serious risk to vehicles and their occupants. There have been multiple incidents of this taking place recently on Auckland motorways. Counties Manukau West […]

2000 trees planted to sustain waterways

The gloves were on, shovels were out and a hard day’s work was had on Sunday 24 September as the community gathered for the Drury planting day. Nature enthusiasts far and wide, were being encouraged to do their bit for the environment at a tree planting day in South Auckland over the  election-weekend. Over two thousand trees will be planted […]

Exciting voyage for tamariki

Twenty-one tamariki (children) from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Puaha o Waikato, are set for a high-speed journey back in time. This week the children, accompanied by parents and teachers, will board a winged waka and head to Rarotonga. The cultural connection is strong, as centuries ago, their ancestral waka, Tainui, journeyed from Rarotonga to Aotearoa. Several of the […]

The Great Kiwi Morning Tea returns 27 October

Kiwi production is ramping up!  Kiwi can be saved from extinction by boosting numbers of chicks hatched from the wild and releasing them into predator free habitats. With the help of funds raised during Save Kiwi Month, we can stop the decline of kiwi by increasing management of breeding and predator control. The Great Kiwi Morning Tea returns on Friday […]

Aucklanders enjoying public transport

Aucklanders are loving the ongoing improvements to public transport. The latest customer satisfaction survey done for Auckland Transport for the year to September 2017 shows overall satisfaction across bus, trains and ferries has risen to 91%. Those levels compare well to Wellington at 92% and Sydney at 89% (Nov 2016). Brendon Main, Group Manager AT Metro Operations says satisfaction levels […]

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