Lunar display delights

On Wednesday 31 January we were lucky enough to witness the “super blue blood moon eclipse.” This was the first time a blue moon and total lunar eclipse have occurred simultaneously since 1866. The ‘super’ part of the phrase refers to a super moon, which occurs when the moon is closer to the earth than usual. Because the moon doesn’t […]

Ongoing saga of Hudsons Beach after floods/storms

Inaction of council with regard to the retaining wall – Residents have been waiting a month for action. Rubbish remains with exposed nails, without the protection of the wall properties continue to be flooded and the erosion is heading towards the road. The longer the wait the more costly for clean up. If something had been done prior to this […]

Stormy weather batters Franklin

Franklin was in for another battering last week as the storms were there to wash away the heat of the summer sun. Once again, the Awhitu Peninsula took the brunt of an easterly storm, coupled with the super moon and king tides. On Thursday night, high tide was around 4.4 metres at Hudson’s Beach. Now, what was left of the […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter – Incident report week ending Sunday 4 February 2018

On Sunday 4 February 2018 at 12:54pm, W2 rew tasked to Awhitu Peninsula to assist a reported three persons struggling in the water. By the time crew arrived, CPR was in progress on an adult male patient. He unfortunately died at the scene. Crew of Westpac 2 assisted two children who had also been rescued prior to arrival. It is believed […]

Patumahoe Fire Report January 2018

05/01 Tree down across road0 5/01 Tree down across road 05/01 Powerpole on fire 06/01 Medical assist 10/01 Rubbish fire (called in as community hall on fire). 23/01 Shed fire 24/01 Security alarm activation 27/01 Medical assist 24 degrees. Not too hot, right? But do you know how hot that is inside a car after 10 minutes? After 30 minutes? […]


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