Motoring

$16 million Pukekohe Station upgrade opens

Public transport for the people of Franklin has taken a major step forward with the opening of the upgraded Pukekohe Station. Today the new bus and train facilities were opened by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff alongside the Minister of Transport, Phil Twyford. Mayor Goff says, “This $16.2 million upgrade is part of Auckland Council and Auckland Transport’s continued investment in […]

second steel memorial trophy for Liam Lawson

Liam Lawson was awarded the Steel Memorial Trophy for the second time at the MotorSport New Zealand Awards on Saturday 26 May 2018. The trophy has been around since 1983 and acknowledges the efforts of a junior driver (under 21) who competes at least a national level and displays dedication, skill and professionalism in their driving. Previous recipients of this […]

New tax fuelling tempers

Auckland Council have agreed to implement a Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) with Mayor Phil Goff saying, “This is a good day for Auckland.” “We’ve agreed not only $1.5 billion in extra spending on our transport network, but unlocked more than $4 billion additional investment in transformative transport projects right across Auckland.” “This is investment that will benefit all of Auckland, […]

Police Patch – 05 June 2018

In the last month the team have attended incidents that involve people that have been drinking and driving. Two of these incidents were persons that were driving and were either seen by police or had been reported to police due to their bad driving. In the another incident the driver was involved in a motor vehicle crash where a number […]

Multi-service training exercise

A multi-service training exercise was held outside Te Kohanga School on Sunday 27 May at 1 pm. Police, ambulance and fire crews attended a mock bus crash, involving two cars and a school bus. Children from Te Kohanga School and Tuakau Primary enjoyed pretending they were ‘trapped’ inside the bus and had to be rescued safely, with some even being […]

Petition driven by Pukekawa School speed limit

Pukekawa locals are sick of the speed limit outside Pukekawa School on Highway 22, and have taken action to change it. The speed limit past the school is 70km/h, however few people slow down to that speed and some overtake right outside the school. So, the local community have started a petition to try and get a flashing 40km/h sign […]

Driver apprehended after dangerous driving in Pukekohe

At 12.42pm today (Friday 1 June 2018), Police observed a vehicle containing four occupants driving at excessive speed in Pukekohe which failed to stop for police. Inspector Kai Shao, Northcomms Shift Commander said a police unit engaged with the fleeing vehicle for a short distance, however due to the excessive speed and dangerous manner of driving the unit disengaged a […]

Auckland Council agrees to regional fuel tax

Auckland Council have agreed to implement a Regional Fuel Tax (RFT). Mayor Phil Goff said, “This is a good day for Auckland. We’ve agreed not only $1.5 billion in extra spending on our transport network, but unlocked more than $4 billion additional investment in transformative transport projects right across Auckland. “This is investment that will benefit all of Auckland, increasing […]

Drivers do right by our kids

One in four road deaths in urban areas are pedestrian deaths. Last week the topic of pedestrian crossings stepped on up into local social media pages once again. A Waiuku mum was voicing her concern over the lack of driver consideration at pedestrian crossings, and the danger this creates for children. She felt compelled to vent after witnessing not one, […]

Stay safe on the roads this long weekend

Police and the NZ Transport Agency are urging Kiwis to plan ahead for a safe Queen’s Birthday on the roads. Superintendent Steve Greally, National Manager for Road Policing, says with our weather conditions being changeable as we head into winter, it’s even more important to drive to the conditions. “At this time of year the weather is unpredictable and it’s […]


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