45 days ago

Mercer Bay hiker rescue made 'extremely difficult' by strong winds

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, lifeguards involved with a rescue operation on Auckland's west coast say strong winds and huge surf made the rescue "extremely difficult".
Shorlty after 2pm on Tuesday lifeguards from Karekare, Piha and United were called to the Mercer Bay area, near Piha, to help a group of stranded hikers. The group of four had become trapped on rocks several metres away from shore.

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6 days ago

What an admission!

David from Glen Eden

The one and only argument in support of legalising cannabis is because we aren't capable of enforcing the law that forbids it. And of course when laws cannot be enforced or respected the law falls into ill repute. It is indisputable however that cannabis is far from harmless. Please don't confuse with the irrelevant puerile alcohol comparison. We're talking about cannabis. I will be very surprised if the intelligent public majority will vote to legalise cannabis as a recreational drug. Since we are too soft to enforce the law in the interests of health and social decency I guess we will have to live with our personal differences and put up with the damage. The first report of a smoking Englishman is of a sailor in Bristol in 1556, seen emitting smoke from his nostrils. It has taken since then to accept that it's a killer. I guess learning does take time but here we are applying much effort to ban smoking tobacco whilst asking a silly question about cannabis which is just as bad. Whilst I have much to say, please explain the sense, the usefulness, the intelligence behind vaping? What on earth is the driving force behind that lunacy.

1 day ago

Coronavirus: Auckland remaining at alert level 3 until August 26

The Team Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Have you heard the news? Auckland will remain in level 3, while the rest of the country will remain at level 2 until midnight Wednesday, August 26 – an additional 12 days.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the approach is “short, but precautionary”. Extending the restrictions for an additional 12 days is the same length of the virus’ incubation period, director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said.

To read more about what this means for Auckland, click here

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2 days ago

Shops closed.

David from Glen Eden

Seems no sense to me closing butchers, bakers, and vege shops. It puts too much strain on supermarkets, They make enough money any day! Rules can be applied to keep it safe. There's more to gain than lose surely if they stay open..