44 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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9 hours ago

Coronavirus: Where to get tested

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A raft of new coronavirus testing centres have opened across Auckland following the confirmation of a new community cluster in south Auckland.
Following the announcement on Tuesday night, the Northern Regional Health Co-ordination Centre recorded over 7800 Covid-19 tests on Wednesday, beating the previous record of 6407 tests on June 23.
Anyone experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms should seek to get a free Covid-19 test at their local general practice, urgent care clinic or one of Auckland's 15 community testing centres.
Click 'read more' for a full list of testing centres, including addresses and opening hours.

9 hours ago

Why do Auckland trains have to go slow for six months?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland trains will be less frequent and travel slower for six months while Kiwirail urgently repairs and replaces nearly half of the city's tracks. Will this affect you? Read the story below: