Auckland

Auckland rescue helicopter nearly crashes into drone

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter had a near-miss with a drone while flying to a serious crash in Northland on the weekend. Pilot James Taylor said they were flying at a height of 400m over Takapuna on Sunday evening, when they saw the drone flash past. It...... Read More

Worker crushed by 130kg block of polystyrene

Polystyrene insulation company Expol Ltd has been sentenced in Auckland District Court last week following an incident where a worker was crushed by a large high density polystyrene block. The charges follow an incident in July 2016 when a worker was...... Read More

Space start-up wins $100k in entrepreneurship comp

A $25,000 boost from a University of Auckland entrepreneurship competition will help a start-up company send more satellites into space. Arts and commerce student Will Haringa and engineering students Max Arshavsky and Sebastian Wieczorek founded spaceflight...... Read More

Company makes amends after scaffolding incident

A company has agreed to make amends, following a WorkSafe incident which saw six workers fall into water after the scaffolding they were working on collapsed. The incident took place underneath Auckland’s Panmure Bridge. Six workers fell into...... Read More

Counties Manukau DHB seeks full investigation by SFO

The Counties Manukau DHB is asking the Serious Fraud Office to investigate possible fraud or other serious wrongdoing by former staff. In a statement issued shortly before noon, the DHB said it was historical but of concern. It follows issues raised...... Read More

Meatstock Auckland is back, bigger and meatier

Celebrating its third year, the sellout success story Meatstock festival is returning to Auckland for another meat extravaganza on February 16-17, with tasty tickets on sale today at www.meatstock.com.au. Meatstock will be hosting some of the meatiest...... Read More

Auckland, Hamilton bus services out of action over strikes

Hundreds of bus routes in Auckland and Hamilton won't be serviced today during a driver's strike. Members of First Union are striking as part of their long-running pay dispute. In Auckland, bus services operated by Ritchies Murphy Transport...... Read More

Bus drivers from three regions will walk off the job tomorrow

About 200 bus drivers from Auckland and Waikato will strike tomorrow, while drivers in Wellington will walk off the job indefinitely. It was announced last week that Wellington bus companies Tranzurban and Uzabus would begin an indefinite strike tomorrow,...... Read More

Fatal crash Great South Road, Wiri

Police are at the scene of a fatal crash on Great South Road, Wiri, Auckland. Emergency services were called to the three car crash between Kerrs and Browns Roads at around 4:10pm. "One person had died at the scene and at least one other person...... Read More