SE­RI­OUS CRASH

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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.

MO­TOR­WAY CLO­SURES

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.

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