23 deaths on the road represents a terrible burden of grief and suffering. For a Police officer, there is nothing worse than knocking on someone’s door and telling them that their loved one has gone forever.
That is why motorists need to keep safety at the front of their mind every time they are behind the wheel. We don’t say this stuff to sound like a broken record but ….. Read on…
By Sergeant Brett Meale of the Howick Police Station.
MECOSS Newsletter January 2016 Issue 24 We were reading their latest newsletter just now and saw mention of a shopping and medical patient shuttle service. This prompted us to look further and learn about the transport service MECOSS provide for the elderly who no longer have their own mode of transport. If you have aged family members who are almost housebound, this service might be useful for them. Read about it here.
Neighbourhood anti-social behaviour is a matter that we know frustrates many. Excessive noise, vandalism and drunken loutish behaviour impact on your quality of life. It can cause alarm and distress to those victims who have a right to be safe and feel safe in their homes and community.
New Zealand Police work with the council and other agencies to reduce anti-social behaviour but we need your help: Read further for hints and guidance on what you can do to minimise the nuisance.
By Sergeant Brett Meale – Howick Police.
Since Christmas day 2015 to the 5th January 2016 there have been eight drownings in New Zealand and in 2015 there were 100 deaths at New Zealand beaches. This is higher than the average for the last five years.
Despite extensive TV and radio warnings to the public things do not appear to be getting better. Unfortunately, some of these deaths include overseas Tourists who are unaware of the dangers of swimming at some NZ beaches. Display the full article and tips for surviving when swimming at our beaches.
MetService have lifted all severe weather warnings and watches for Auckland. So what did happen in our city over New year weekend?
Rainfall was significantly lower than forecast. Northern parts of the region received between 30mm and 80mm of rain. (Forecast was for up to 180mm of rain to accumulate)
Stormwater responded to 3 jobs and only 1 was an emergency which related to road flooding.
Fire Service responded to about 35 calls all considered minor; 24 related to trees/power lines down, 2 related to leaking roofs, 3 related to roofs lifting, 1 minor landslip and 1 trampoline lifting.
Approximately 8000 customers were affected by power outages over the 48 hours, all of which have been restored.
No further updates will be sent in relation to this event.
Impact (see attached)
Emergency Management Duty Officer Civil Defence and Emergency Management Auckland Council, Bledisloe House, 24 Wellesley Street West, Level 1 South Private Bag 92300, Auckland, 1142
The Auckland Council has published a map of the South Eastern suburbs which shows the proposed zoning classifications ranging from high rise buildings, to terraced housing, mixed housing and single dwelling zones. Click here to display the map.
Renowned New Zealand entertainer Tina Cross, the Counties Manukau District Commander’s Police Choir and teenagers from Otahuhu Blue Light Choir joined forces to re-record Tina’s 2014 song ‘Walk Away’ with its message of support for women in abusive relationships.
The video – including messages from Jude Simpson and Vic Tamati, champions for the national anti-violence campaign It’s Not OK – was launched at Counties Manukau Police District Headquarters today. Click here to see the video on our facebook page. Please share with your friends and colleagues.
Christmas can be a time of great stress for families. The Police want you to know they are there to support you.
(The Police thank Tina Cross for sharing her song ‘Walk Away’ with the Counties Manukau Police Choir and Otahuhu Blue Light Choir).
Your ACC rego levy is based on your car’s risk rating. Every year you have an opportunity to have your say during levy consultation. Check out the proposed 2016/17 levy rates for your car and have your say today by going online to www.shapeyouracc.co.nz.