motoring

Awhitu accidents on the rise?

Below is a number of accidents we have reported on over the last three years, including this year. This is NOT all the accidents that have taken place there would have been a lot more. What is concerning is the number of serious accidents that have taken place when we are only half way into the year. Please take care […]

Waiuku karter competes in schools championship

Nine year old Waiuku Primary School student, Lucas Baldwin, is a busy young man. Representing Waiuku in club rugby, Lucas has recently been selected to represent Franklin in the under 9 grade reps team. Over the weekend, he also took on several other schools at the 17th annual Auckland Area Schools KartSport Championship in Avondale, representing Waiuku Primary School. The […]

Opening a goal checked off

Michael McCracken has opened his new shop and checked off another one of his goals. He wanted to open a shop by the time he was 30 and on Friday 15 June he did just that. Drift System’s new location has been a work in progress for the past two and a half months, but now means Mike is able […]

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 […]

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 […]

Damon says thanks

Damon Jacobs would like to thank everyone involved in the fundraiser he held, saying that it was a great success. Damon used the fundraiser to assist in raising money for the drug Herceptin after being diagnosed with stage four cancer, also an HER2 positive strain of cancer which is commonly found in breast cancer. “There was enough money raised to […]

Liam one step closer to German championship

Sixteen year old Liam Lawson has come back from Holland with a successful test with top Formula 4 team Van Amersfoort Racing under his belt. Liam was one of four drivers who tested with the team at the Zandvoort circuit near the coast in Northern Holland. Van Amersfoort Racing’s CEO, Rob Niessink said the young Kiwi impressed enough to be offered […]

Freestyle MotoX event approaches

Pukekohe’s Nick Franklin will be riding alongside international X Games star Levi Sherwood at the Mike Pero MotoFest at Hampton Downs early March. Along with Caleb Delacy from Auckland, the trio of freestyle motocross riders who are Red Bull X Fighters, will be showing their skills at New Zealand’s biggest motorcycle event on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March. “Caleb, […]

Buxeda and Rooney impress at opening Rotax Challenge rounds

Tuakau’s Jonathan Buxeda (pictured) and Jackson Rooney impressed with their speed and adaptability at the opening (double header) rounds of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge kart series at Palmerston North over the weekend. The double-header meeting was the first to be run under a new format, with a CIK-style Qual/heat 1/heat 2/pre-final and final one on […]

AT prepare for March Madness

It’s the busiest time of year for road users, and public transport users, as students go back to university in the city. It’s been termed ‘March Madness’ but Auckland Transport is working to ease the burden of traffic. Mark Lambert, Chief Transport Services Officer for Auckland Transport said they have a plan to ensure they can cope with the increased […]


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