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Speed reduction call as road toll carnage escalate

Transport planner Bevan Woodward, of Point Wells, is calling for speed limit reductions to reduce the road death toll. In the 12 months to April 12 this year, 395 people have been killed on New Zealand roads, 63 more than the same period 12 months...... Read More

Fix Hill Street Now fuming after petition no go

Fix Hill Street Now campaigners are fuming after pouring time and thousands of dollars into presenting a petition to Parliament, which they believe has got nowhere.      The petition sought to prioritise major improvements to the...... Read More

Retailers seething over planned Neville St closure

Warkworth retailers are furious at a planned partial closure of Neville Street by Auckland Transport (AT). Retailers and café owners on Neville Street complain the closure will be devastating for businesses and threatens their livelihoods and...... Read More

Turtle Rescue

More than 100 turtles urgently need new homes after pouring into Auckland Reptile Rescue. The Whangateau-based service is at full capacity, caring for around 150 turtles, and wants to find people willing to adopt them. Turtles are regularly dropped...... Read More

Te Arai Weir

Environmental groups and farmers are furious that a controversial weir on Te Arai stream remains largely intact after being led to believe that it would be removed entirely by the end of January. The groups say the weir, installed by developer Te Arai...... Read More

Te Whau Walkway

A bureaucratic bungle has allowed a recently opened Rodney walkway to become overgrown with weeds and fall into a state of disrepair. The blunder came to light after Snells Beach resident Colin Coupe complained to Auckland Council about the state of...... Read More

Bill & The Beanstalk

The Northern Action Group (NAG) will initiate High Court action to try to overturn a Local Government Commission (LGC) decision that would keep north Rodney within the Auckland Supercity. NAG chair Bill Townson says his group believes there are several...... Read More

Matakana Primary School Pedestrian Crossing

Parents fighting for a proper pedestrian crossing in Matakana Road have vowed not to give up, despite Auckland Transport (AT) deciding that the area outside the primary school warrants neither a crossing nor a 40km/h school zone speed limit. Since...... Read More

Fuel tax threat to Rodney transport hopes

Rodney councillor Greg Sayers will fight to exclude Rodney from an Auckland regional fuel tax, saying the money raised will do nothing to improve transport in Rodney and may, in fact, divert resources away from Rodney. The incoming Government has announced...... Read More

Desperfrustration

Auckland Transport (AT) is asking for public feedback on its latest fix for Hill Street in Warkworth. AT is proposing to install a time-controlled barrier, similar to those used at railway crossings, to control access to Elizabeth Street during the...... Read More