44 days ago

Kayaker plucked from Manukau Harbour

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to realise the call about a kayaker in trouble was real- rather than a stitch up.

They stopped filming and rushed to the harbour after the alarm was raised about 3.20 pm on October 20.

Helicopter crew soon spotted the kayaker, who was plucked to safety by the Coastguard.

The kayaker was reported to be safe and well.

Auckland City District Police

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4 days ago

Poll: Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Aucklanders will see their rates bills soar 5 per cent to help counteract a $1 billion fall in council revenue over the next four years.

The one-off hike, up from a planned 3.5 per cent increase, will add $36 to the rates bill of an average value home before annual increases return to the previous path of 3.5 per cent rises.

The proposed increase is included in the update of Auckland Council's 10-year budget, which starts in July.

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Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?
  • 8.2% Yes
    8.2% Complete
  • 88% No
    88% Complete
  • 3.8% Undecided. It's too complex.
    3.8% Complete
1373 votes
6 days ago

Poll: Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers could be taxed $3.50 to enter the CBD during peak hour.

The congestion charge of up to $3.50 could be implemented within three years under a proposal unveiled by officials.

It is hoped a congestion charge would spur people to leave their cars behind but there are concerns those who are less well off could feel the pinch.

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Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?
  • 22.3% Yes
    22.3% Complete
  • 71% No
    71% Complete
  • 6.8% Undecided. It's too complex.
    6.8% Complete
1563 votes
4 hours ago

Parcel thefts in Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

Have you been the victim of parcel theft?

If so, what happened? When and where?

Which items went missing? What was their value?

How do you feel about the theft?

Have you had compensation for your missing items?

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