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Motorway uncertainty infuriates landowners A government failure to commit to the proposed Warkworth to Wellsford Road of National Significance (RoNS) has left scores of property owners sitting on heavily devalued land that they can neither sell nor...... Read More

Conflict over Council plan to kill wallabies

An Auckland Council plan to eradicate wallabies on Kawau Island has drawn both cheers and jeers from residents and property owners who are deeply divided over the issue. The wallabies were introduced to Kawau by former Governor of New Zealand Sir...... Read More

Speed reduction call as road toll carnage escalate

Transport planner Bevan Woodward, of Point Wells, is calling for speed limit reductions to reduce the road death toll. In the 12 months to April 12 this year, 395 people have been killed on New Zealand roads, 63 more than the same period 12 months...... Read More

Fix Hill Street Now fuming after petition no go

Fix Hill Street Now campaigners are fuming after pouring time and thousands of dollars into presenting a petition to Parliament, which they believe has got nowhere.      The petition sought to prioritise major improvements to the...... Read More

Retailers seething over planned Neville St closure

Warkworth retailers are furious at a planned partial closure of Neville Street by Auckland Transport (AT). Retailers and café owners on Neville Street complain the closure will be devastating for businesses and threatens their livelihoods and...... Read More

Turtle Rescue

More than 100 turtles urgently need new homes after pouring into Auckland Reptile Rescue. The Whangateau-based service is at full capacity, caring for around 150 turtles, and wants to find people willing to adopt them. Turtles are regularly dropped...... Read More

Te Arai Weir

Environmental groups and farmers are furious that a controversial weir on Te Arai stream remains largely intact after being led to believe that it would be removed entirely by the end of January. The groups say the weir, installed by developer Te Arai...... Read More

Te Whau Walkway

A bureaucratic bungle has allowed a recently opened Rodney walkway to become overgrown with weeds and fall into a state of disrepair. The blunder came to light after Snells Beach resident Colin Coupe complained to Auckland Council about the state of...... Read More

Bill & The Beanstalk

The Northern Action Group (NAG) will initiate High Court action to try to overturn a Local Government Commission (LGC) decision that would keep north Rodney within the Auckland Supercity. NAG chair Bill Townson says his group believes there are several...... Read More

Matakana Primary School Pedestrian Crossing

Parents fighting for a proper pedestrian crossing in Matakana Road have vowed not to give up, despite Auckland Transport (AT) deciding that the area outside the primary school warrants neither a crossing nor a 40km/h school zone speed limit. Since...... Read More