Crash analysts presentation fascinating

car crashTHBCrash Analyst Christopher Peet from the Counties-Manuaku Police took an hour out on Saturday the 18th June to talk to the Neighbourhood Support team about his work.  His chat and the videos were fascinating and eye opening, as none of those present realised the extent of the research and investigation the crash analysts do as they strive to determine what actually happened at serious vehicle crashes.

The air bags in your car are just that right?  Actually we learned that the recent models are computer driven and resemble the “Black Box” that air crash investigators look so hard to find.  The air bag box in a crashed vehicle tells the investigators a myriad of things.  Such as when the brakes were applied, the speed when they were applied, what speed the vehicle was doing at the moment of impact, and much, much more.  And talking of speed, we saw a video of a car hitting a crash dummy at 50km and again at 55km. The impact at 50km per hour resulted in serious injury.  The impact at 55km per hour was fatal.  A massive difference for a 5km per hour increase in speed. If you get the chance to hear Chris, take it…. It might save a life.

Theft Ex Car – goods left on view

Anson Lin PoliceBy Constable Anson Lin

I would like to share a recent theft from a motor vehicle incident that was reported to Police. The Victim parked her vehicle at a local car park while she enjoyed dinner with friends. Two hours later, upon returning to her vehicle, she found that a window had been smashed. Her handbag, passport and over $2,000 cash was stolen. Read more…..

New Auckland Civil Defence Structure

Civil Def Auck CouncilThe Auckland CDEM team has been undergoing an organisational change process. The purpose of this change was to design and implement a future facing, fit for purpose structure ensuring effective capability within the team to deliver on our objectives. Emergency management is evolving and that is allowing us to aspire to a change in our approach. There is a requirement for a fundamental shift from the traditional delivery of CDEM services to a proactive and more strategic approach to building a resilient Auckland, making the community the centre of all that we do.

The new CDEM department structure goes live on 20 June and is a result of staff workshops, feedback from stakeholders and guidance from the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management. An internal recruitment process was undertaken; however a number of staff will not be taking a position in the new structure.

To see a list of current CDEM staff, including new appointments: Click here…..

Guest Speaker – Road crash investigator

NSStreetsignTHBNeighbourhood Support are holding their AGM Saturday 18th June at 2pm in the Te Tuhi centre, Reeves Road, Pakuranga. All interested citiens are welcome to attend and join us for afternoon tea,

Our guest speaker is: Christopher Peet – Constable CPAH34 Crash Analyst, Serious Crash Investigation Unit, Counties Manukau  New Zealand Police.

Given the recent long weekend road crash toll, we expect to find Constable Chris will be able to enlighten us all with his insights learned while investigating the crashes around Manukau.



Howick Local Board News June 2016

Howil Local Board banner 2015

The Local Board June 2016 news covers these topics:

  • Turning the first sod – Ferry terminal project started
  • Pigeon Mtn metering signals – coordinates ferry and road traffic
  • Dog Access to parks and beaches – have your say now
  • Elligible for a rates rebate?
  • Uxbridge rebuild – stage one opening soon
  • Local Board grants – opening and closing soon

Read the full newsletter here….

Helping residents SWAP to AT HOP Card

Auckland Transport’s SuperGold Mobile

Auckland Transport’s SuperGold Mobile team will be available in Howick and Botany to assist SuperGold cardholders SWAP to AT HOP.  The Mobile service will entail the loading of SuperGold public transport concessions on the AT HOP card, which will enable eligible senior citizens to continue to receive free travel on trains, selected buses and ferries in Auckland after 9am on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays from 1 July 2016.  Download and display the booklet. (PDF file of 26 pages)

Meeting schedule:

Date Venue Times Address of venue
15-Jun Howick RSA 10am – 2pm 25 Wellington Street, Howick
16-Jun Howick RSA 10am – 2pm 25 Wellington Street, Howick
8 Jun onwards Botany AT Customer Service Centre M-F: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Sat:  8:00am – 4:30pm

Town Centre, near Briscoes and Rebel Sport
8 –Jun onwards Botany AT Customer Service Centre M-F: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Sat:  8:00am – 4:30pm

Town Centre, near Briscoes and Rebel Sport

Hazard Warning Messages

Hazard App THBJana Flynn from New Zealand Red Cross

From today, Civil Defence partners in Auckland, Wellington, Waikato and Northland are using Red Cross’ Hazard App.
The app sends out official emergency alerts and disaster warnings, contains comprehensive information on New Zealand hazards and lets you quickly inform family members you are safe.

Developed by the international Red Cross’ Global Disaster Preparedness Centre, the app has been used around the world, including during Hurricane Sandy in the United States.

We’re encouraging neighbourhoods to get prepared and make it through an emergency. Download the Hazard App today.…
Search for Hazards – Red Cross on the Apple store and Google Play store.

Community Grants Programme now open

community grants thbThe Howick Local Board invites applications for funding for community projects in the Howick area.

Priority will be given to projects that support the outcomes of the local board plan and are in line with the board’s community grants programme.

If you wish to apply for funding, please read the attachment using this link….

Social Media – The good and the bad

Social media THBBy Constable Ian Willetts  Howick Police

Recently in the eastern area there was substantial social media chat and reporting surrounding an alleged youth gang within the eastern area. Within minutes or hours, a claim can morph from a lone tweet or badly sourced report to a story repeated by dozens of websites, generating tens of thousands of ‘shares’. The repetition had a powerful effect on belief.  Read on to learn what really happened….

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