Manukau Heads

Yana’s Yarn— 17 April 2018

This week has been a tricky one—I’ve been in bed for most of it, stuck at home with the flu. I popped into work for a bit, only to be turned away. “Go home,” were the exact words, but being home is better than infecting work colleagues. I guess it’s the changing of the seasons, the tricky weather and after […]

Storm inflicts unprecedented damage to power network

Last night’s storm has caused significant and widespread damage to the Counties Power network.  At its peak, 14,600 properties were without power as winds in excess of 200km per hour were recorded in the area. There are currently 3,714 properties still without power, with some not expected to be restored for 24 – 48 hours due to the magnitude of […]

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter attends to two falls

On Friday, 29 December 2017 at 7:50pm, W2 crew tasked to Waiuku to assist a male patient in his 50’s who had suffered a fall from two and a half metres up on scaffolding, landing on concrete. (Specific injuries unknown at time of writing). He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition. On Saturday, 30 December 2017 at […]

Counties Power launches school programme for local kids

School children in Franklin will be safer and smarter with electricity thanks to a new school programme launched by local lines company Counties Power. The Counties Power School Programme is a tactile electricity experiment aimed at Year 5 students  and above. It is available to every school in the area between southern Papakura and Mercer, to the west of the […]

In Focus

This week we feature a stunning photograph of the Manukau Heads Lighthouse captured by Billy Wilson-Nunweek. You can follow him on Instagram – billynunweek or visit his Facebook page: Billy Nunweek Photography


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