Cyclist and car collide in Ōtaki, cyclist taken to hospital

Cyclist and car collide in Ōtaki, cyclist taken to hospital

Emergency services responded to a cyclist vs car collision at the intersection between Bell Street and Waeranga Road in Ōtaki. The accident happened at around 10:30 pm. The cyclist was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries. Bell Street reopened at around 10:45 pm. Police said they cannot...

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LIVE @ 7:30 pm: Meeting; RE Beach Bylaw Amendments

LIVE @ 7:30 pm: Meeting; RE Beach Bylaw Amendments

❓INFO: SPONSORED ARTICLE for ATTICA ❓ Authorised by Michael Kay, 58 Gleeson Rd, Manakau on behalf of ATTICA Watch LIVE tonight at 7:30 pm on thisquality platforms featuring Otaki Candidate Michael Kay from ATTICA talking about RE Kapiti Coast Beach Bylaw Amendments. You can watch the live stream on all...

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NZ’s ElectricAir launches first ever Electric Aircraft into service

NZ’s ElectricAir launches first ever Electric Aircraft into service

A New Zealand Christchurch start-up company called ElectricAir has lunched its first-ever electric plane. The aircraft is a battery-electric two-seat light sport aircraft manufactured by Slovenian aircraft company Pipistrel and has begun demonstration flights from Christchurch. Source: CC/ ElectricAir Source: CC/ ElectricAir The plane is designed as a training aircraft,...

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Explore the Mangaone Walkway

Explore the Mangaone Walkway

The southern portion of the track follows the Waikanae River through Kaitawa Scenic Reserve, which secures. Recently processed podocarp timberland in the south and crosses farmland (following a homestead street) at its north end.

Streams at the southern end are generally simple to the passage, however, hope to get wet feet. The Wellington Botanical society portrays the Kaitawa Reserve as a critical remainder of the first beachfront wetland environment, a lot of which has been lost.

The best car park is on Mangaone South Road. At Waikanae, traffic lights take the course inland towards the Akatarawas, killing to Reikorangi about 7km not far off. Passing Reikorangi Pottery, two or three hundred meters down Ngatiawa Road take a left on Mangaone South Road and drive as far as possible and park in the car park.

For Mangaone North, turn inland at Te Horo junction 9km north of Waikanae. Go past the school and follow.

The signs to Mangaone Walkway along Hautere-Cross Road, at that point, take a rig

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COVID-19: One new case in managed isolation, none in community

COVID-19: One new case in managed isolation, none in community

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation today. There are no cases to report in the community. The new case is a member of the Christchurch-based international mariners’ group who tested positive. They were a close contact of a previously reported case from the same...

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DOC to enforce airspace breaches as they threaten endangered birds

DOC to enforce airspace breaches as they threaten endangered birds

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says Helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and microlight pilots flying over Mangawhai, North of Auckland, are jeopardizing a tiny population of the country’s rarest bird named the New Zealand fairy tern. From October 3rd — 31st aircraft were identified as breaching the newly established restricted airspace. The...

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52-year-old Auckland step father sentenced for killing 16-month-old baby

52-year-old Auckland step father sentenced for killing 16-month-old baby

An Auckland man named Phillip John Welsh has been sentenced today after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of 16-month-old Malcolm Bell. He was sentenced to 5 years and 11 months in prison. Source: CC/ Gettyimages/ Auckland High Court Source: CC/ Gettyimages/ Auckland High Court The 16-month-old baby boy was rushed to...

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Porirua now NZ’s most expensive region to rent a house

Porirua now NZ’s most expensive region to rent a house

Porirua is now New Zealand’s most expensive region to rent a house for the first time. Rents climbed to a record $625 per week in September according to Trade Me’s Rental Price Index.  Trade Me Property spokesperson Logan Mudge said the median weekly rent in Porirua reached an all-time high...

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Be Firewise this Guy Fawkes!

Be Firewise this Guy Fawkes!

Fire and Emergency are asking for a much safer and less eventful Guy Fawkes this year. National Advisor Fire Risk Management, Todd O’Donoghue says “we had a very disappointing Guy Fawkes last year.” “Between November 2 and November 9 2019, our crews attended 237 fireworks-related callouts – the highest number...

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Police investigating ‘unexplained’ death of woman at an Invercargill address

Police investigating ‘unexplained’ death of woman at an Invercargill address

Police are investigating the death of a woman in Invercargill. Police were called to a Grace Street address at around 4:15 pm yesterday where they found the body of a woman. Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Baird says “We are currently treating her death as unexplained while we are working to...

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