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 […]

Pukekohe’s Cockerton heads to Malaysia for Audi R8 test

Current Formula Masters champion Taylor Cockerton heads to Malaysia for a test with the KCMG team at the Sepang International Circuit on 16 January,2018. The one-day test in an Audi R8 LMS Cup car is part of the prize for winning the 2017 drivers title which he secured at the final round in China. A successful test could offer Cockerton […]

Crash on Waikato Expressway

Police can confirm that a crash has occurred near the Hampton Downs racetrack on the Waikato expressway. It appears to be a three or four car nose to tail. Two Patients have moderate/minor injuries and another patient is being cut out of a vehicle. Expect delays. Little information is available at this time – Saturday 30 Nov, 2017, 6:11pm

2017 Motoring Highlights

Liam Lawson 2017 has been the year for Liam, as he has gone from strength to strength with this racing career. Earlier this year, Liam not only won the New Zealand F1600 Championship in his rookie season, but also became the youngest ever champion for that category, in the world. In May, Liam was named the winner of the prestigious […]

Opinion: Fighting crime vs patrolling Karioitahi Beach

It seems that confusion still reigns over the policing of Karioitahi Beach. Since late October 2015, the number of stories that I have written with regards to ongoing ‘activities’ on the beach, the rules and the regulations surrounding the ‘permits’ accumulate to an average one per every six months. However, it seems as though people still need to be reminded […]

Bike stolen from church

A 66 year-old female was the victim of theft whilst attending church. The Pukekohe local left her electric bike in the entrance of the Anglican Church on Queen Street, only to come out twenty minutes later to find that it had been taken. The incident happened around 8.20am on Sunday 3 December 2017, and Sergeant Jonathan Ziesler from the Pukekohe […]

Lawson most consistent racer

Making the grand final of the Road To Indy Shootout in Arizona has showcased the talent of young Pukekohe racer Liam Lawson, and led to numerous inquiries from American race teams and global management companies. Lawson, 15, represented New Zealand in the two day competition that attracted 17 champion drivers from nine countries, all vying for a $US200,000 prize package. […]

Police want you home for Christmas

New Zealand Police have launched their latest campaign ‘We want you home for Christmas’ over the holiday season. More people have been killed on our roads this year than any year since 2010, and many have been left with life-long injuries. Over the Christmas and summer periods—with their traditionally higher than usual road use—the joint Police-New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) […]

Trains halted by strike

It was quiet on the train lines, but busier on the Southern Motorway on Friday 8 December as a strike was called to action by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. The strike, which took place from 2am Friday 8 to 2am Saturday 9 December, was in protest of Transdev who refused to drop plans to introduce driver-only trains on […]

Liam off to America

By Grant McDonald and Emma Hyde-Richards Pukekohe’s Liam Lawson will be in Arizona this weekend among a 20-strong international driver line-up, all vying for the $US200,000 Road To Indy Scholarship prize package. Liam can now finally pack his bags for America after Pukekoke Toyota offered their support by covering his air travel to Phoenix to represent New Zealand. At 15 […]

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