New advertising campaign challenges the ‘right’ to speed

A new road safety advertising campaign is directly challenging speeding drivers to slow down and stop defending their perceived ‘right’ to speed. The joint NZ Transport Agency/Police campaign addresses the significant proportion of the driving population who still like to travel at speeds which are too fast for the conditions, on the open road and around town, posing a risk […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter assists mountain biker

On Sunday, 7 January 2018, W2 crew were tasked to Waiuku at 6:20pm to assist a male patient in his 50’s who had hit a branch of a tree on his mountain bike with his head and leg and was briefly knocked out for 30 seconds. He suffered suspected spinal injuries and was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. […]

Storm causes major damage to power network

Wild weather from last week’s storm event created severe disruption across Franklin’s power network.  Extreme winds, driving rain and flooding resulted in major damage to the network and long power outages for up to 1,300 properties.   Flying debris from trees and vegetation caused the most damage with a few properties still remaining without power due to flood damage. High winds […]

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