Five arrested following kidnapping in Auckland

  Auckland Police have arrested and charged five people, including four teenagers, following a serious incident overnight where two women were kidnapped. The incident started on Bowen Avenue in Central Auckland around 10pm where the victims confronted the five offenders allegedly attempting to break into their car. They were assaulted and then forced to comply with orders and made to […]

Authorities look at congestion charges

Auckland Council have been updated after phase one of the Auckland Smarter Transport Pricing Project was given to them last week. Known as the Congestion Question, the project is a joint initiative between the Government and Auckland Council to understand whether or not congestion pricing is right for Auckland, and what it might look like as a way to influence […]

New initiative to crack down on illegal dumping

Mayor Phil Goff has announced significant new resources to tackle illegal dumping in Auckland, unveiled as part of a new mayoral led initiative, including a new 0800 hotline to report dumpers. Mayor Phil Goff said, “Illegal roadside rubbish dumping has blighted our city, harmed our environment and burdened ratepayers with the costs of clean-up. I’m sick and tired of it, […]

Solving illegal rubbish dumping

The significant increase in illegal dumping across Auckland comes as no surprise as the city continues to rapidly grow with houses being squeezed onto every available piece of land with tiny sections, leaving people nowhere to store rubbish and inorganic material. The cost of using privately owned transfer stations can also be prohibitively expensive for many on low income being […]

Man wanted by Police

Auckland Police are looking to locate 37 year old Brendan Gardner who has warrants for his arrest. Gardner is 177cm tall and of thin build. He has tattoos including flames up his right forearm and is known to frequent the Waiuku area but has contacts throughout Auckland. Anyone with information about his whereabouts please email dmh725@police.govt or phone the Auckland […]

Public-private partnership unlocks Drury’s housing potential

Watercare is pleased to announce an important agreement with Auranga, a new residential and mixed-use development in Drury West – to build water and wastewater infrastructure that will enable the delivery of up to 20,000 homes in the Drury Karaka area. Initiated by Auranga, the agreement will see the two entities work with others to fund and create a series […]


BMX superstar Sarah Walker has taken her bike to new heights with a ride 192m up, around the edge of New Zealand’s tallest building – Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower – to celebrate 10 years of AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand’s SkyWalk attraction. Miss Walker, who tried out the SkyWalk on foot earlier in the year, decided that returning to the […]

Busy week in Franklin for Auckland Westpac Helicopter

Following on from a rescue in Waiuku on Monday 6 November 2017, Westpac were also tasked to both Otaua and Pukekawa. On Tuesday 7 November 2017 at 11:25am, W2 Crew were tasked to Otaua for a female patient in her 70’s suffering a medical complaint. She was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. On Wednesday 8 November 2017 at […]

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