A woman was left critically injured after her motorcycle collided with a truck in New Lynn on October 21. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Great North Rd and Portage Rd about 5.30pm. The woman was transported to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition and was placed in an induced coma.
DHB CLAIMS AWARD
A Waitemata¯ DHB community engagement project has won the health category of the Australasian Core Values Awards. The project was to test the public’s opinion on primary birthing units. People were surveyed online and community events were held so the public could learn more about the idea and give their feedback. The DHB’s health board agreed in August to move ahead with plans for a birthing unit at Waita¯kere Hospital for the 2019/2020 financial year.
The NZ Transport Agency has advised lanes of some Auckland motorways will be closed due to the Auckland marathon on October 29. It has also advised motorists to use State Highway 16 to avoid congestion on State Highway 1. The two southbound clip-on lanes of the harbour bridge will be closed from 4am. It’s planned the lanes will be open again by 11am. One lane of the Northern Motorway will be closed southbound from Esmonde Rd interchange, along with the Onewa Rd southbound on-ramp to the motorway. The Fanshawe St motorway off-ramp (city-bound) will also be closed from 2am until 3pm. Go to nzta.govt.nz for more information.
DOG ACCESS CHANGE
Labour Weekend marked a change in when dogs are allowed on many Auckland beaches. Dog access rules are often different in summer and Auckland Council spokeswoman Kate Palmer said dog owners should bone themselves up on the rules. She also said owners should be respectful of other beach users, keep dogs under control, mind other wildlife, practice good etiquette and pick up dog poo – or face a possible $300 fine.