About Lynn Douglas

Counties Manukau South set to benefit from increased 24/7 rural coverage

By Lynn Douglas | August 07, 2018

Counties Manukau Police is pleased to announce that there is set to be an increase in our 24/7 police coverage for the Counties Manukau South rural area. From later this month there will be additional staff rostered to provide increased 24/7 coverage for the rural areas, which include Waiuku, Tuakau, Pokeno and Port Waikato. Inspector Dave Glossop, Area Commander for […]

Serious crash, SH1 Hampton Downs

By Lynn Douglas | July 31, 2018

Emergency services are attending a serious crash involving four cars at SH1 near Hampton Downs, Waikato. Police were called to the scene at around 3.45pm, Tuesday 31 July 2018. Initial reports indicate four people have been injured. Both northbound and southbound lanes of SH1 are blocked, Multiple units are attending the scene.

Helicopter tasked to Grahams Beach

By Lynn Douglas | July 30, 2018

On Sunday 29 July 2018 at 7:40pm, W2 were tasked to Grahams Beach to assist a male patient in his 70’s suffering a medical complaint. He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition. The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter – Provides professional, efficient, emergency air ambulance, search and rescue services The Auckland based Westpac Rescue Helicopter is staffed full-time by a […]

Three people injured after shooting in Papakura

By Lynn Douglas | July 28, 2018

Police are investigating after shots were fired on Wilson Place, Papakura around 1:00am this morning. It was reported that shots were fired from a vehicle towards a group of people on the street. Three males, two 16 year-olds and an 18-year-old, received minor injuries. Initial enquiries suggest this was a targeted incident and Police do not believe there is any ongoing […]

Stars power helps close out Future Ferns season

By Lynn Douglas | July 20, 2018

The Future Ferns programme at the Waiuku Netball Centre is over for another season and the finale went off with a bang. Undeterred by intermittent showers and decked out in their most colourful garb (including delightful tutus) some 45 young netballers, who have spent the past nine weeks learning the basics of the game and working as a team, did […]

Onewhero students ANZ Future Captains

By Lynn Douglas | July 20, 2018

Tanika van Dijk and Megan Pearson, both Year eight students from Onewhero Area School, were the ANZ Future Captains at the Trusts arena for the ANZ Premiership game between the Sky City Mystics and the Northern Stars on Sunday 8 July. Tanika said, “It was a really cool experience and I enjoyed meeting the captains and being on court to […]

Auckland Council’s fleet going electric

By Lynn Douglas | July 20, 2018

Auckland Council is reducing its vehicle fleet and going green with the purchase of 10 new electric vehicles (EVs). Mayor Phil Goff said, “Council has reduced the size of its vehicle fleet by 57 vehicles in the last year and replaced old petrol cars with electric vehicles. It saves ratepayers $600,000 and sends a clear signal that we are serious […]

Hall goes from being condemned to community resource

By Lynn Douglas | July 17, 2018

The Franklin Local Board celebrated another important milestone in its strategy of empowering local communities as the West Franklin Community Trust took on the management of the Waiuku Memorial Town Hall. As part of Auckland Council’s rural halls programme, local boards support communities to manage and make decisions for their local facilities, as those based in a community are often […]

Waiuku community shows the way with trails plan

By Lynn Douglas | July 17, 2018

The Waiuku Walkways Committee presented a thorough run-down for how it will deliver the initial stages of the Waiuku Trails Plan at the most recent Franklin Local Board business meeting. The committee detailed how it will spend Franklin Local Board’s $300,000 budget allocation with the help of community volunteers and community contractors. Local businesses will provide discounted materials to start […]

Local RC racers off to Worlds

By Lynn Douglas | July 17, 2018

Kelly O’Connor and her husband Shane, from Patumahoe, are avid remote controlled car racers and are off to compete in the IFMAR World championships in Perth, Australia, from 1 to 10 November. Kelly is the only female racer in the group of nine people going from New Zealand. Five of those racers are from the Counties RC Car Club, based […]