About Lynn Douglas

Glenbrook Vintage Railway extending

By Lynn Douglas | September 20, 2018

Glenbrook Vintage Railway (GVR) is in the process of gaining easements from Auckland Council to extend the railway a further 450 metres to Tamakae Reserve in Waiuku, crossing “Lions Lake” (Crown land) and Centennial Park (Council land). This process has been in motion for some time, but good process is on the way now!  GVR applied to the Franklin Local Board […]

Glenbrook-Waiuku Road crash

By Lynn Douglas | September 18, 2018

Police were called to the scene of a two-car crash on Glenbrook-Waiuku Rd on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at about 4.30pm. It appears one person is injured. Fire and ambulance are also in attendance. A diversion is in place down Brookside Road and Mission Bush Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

A precious gem in our community

By Lynn Douglas | September 18, 2018

I’ve been away from home for the past few weeks and have met some interesting people and enjoyed delicious home cooked meals.    But I haven’t been on a luxury cruise or sitting on a tropical island.  Instead, I have just spent about a month in Pukekohe Rehab Hospital recovering from a stroke.     Over the years I’ve driven past the hospital many […]

Police investigating aggravated robbery

By Lynn Douglas | August 28, 2018

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery incident at an alcohol store in Waiuku on Tuesday 21 August, around 8.15pm. Three offenders entered the store and assaulted a staff member before fleeing with cigarettes and cash, a Police spokesperson said. Police have recovered a stolen vehicle believed to be involved in the incident and have made follow up enquiries including a scene examination. Anyone with information […]

Waiuku Crash – Wednesday 22 August 2018

By Lynn Douglas | August 28, 2018

At 10.28am on Wednesday 22 August, Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter W2 crew were tasked to Waiuku to assist patients involved in a two car T-bone collision. Police said the crash occurred at the intersection of Glenbrook Waiuku Road and Pukeoware Road in Waiuku, which was reported around 9.42am. Auckland Westpac Helicopter Crew needed to land some distance away from the scene of the accident due […]

Letter: Retraction – Tuakau Toilets

By Lynn Douglas | August 28, 2018

In the article on Tuesday 14 August 2018, it was stated the toilets were located on land owned by Tuakau Vision Church Trust who did not want replacement toilets to be built on the property. This was mis-communicated and the trust have no issue with the toilets being located on that land. We apologise to Tuakau Vision Church Trust for any inconvenience this caused.

Yana’s Yarn – 28 August 2018

By Lynn Douglas | August 28, 2018

NZTA came to Pukekohe last week to host a meeting about the Southern Corridor Improvements. It was interesting to hear what they had to say, and great to see a turnout of about 150 people. The fact of the matter is that the project will now take another year, with the expected finish date December 2019. We all understand that safety is the first concern, and the […]