A school bus has crashed on Auckland's Queen St on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency services are at the scene and treating multiple people for minor injuries. A St John's spokesperson says an ambulance was sent but wasn't needed to transport anyone to the hospital. Newshub. … [Read more...] about School bus crashes on Auckland’s Queen St
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Auckland's High St will be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly zone by the end of 2022, the city's council has announced. But what the street will look like in the end is still up in the air. On Friday, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Auckland Council planning committee chair Councillor Chris Darby revealed trials of the pedestrianisation of High St will begin in October, in cooperation with local businesses and residents. The trials will be "iterative" and based on a "co-design" model. Feedback from those affected will be considered "enabling the council to test and refine the changes to the street to ensure the best possible final design". They will run for seven months at the northern end of the street and progress up the street over time. The proposed 2022 completion date would be three years earlier than originally thought, if the project was approved by the finance and performance committee in August. An indicative image of the upgraded street shows some cars may still be … [Read more...] about Auckland’s High St to put focus on pedestrians by end of 2022
The Guiness Book of World Records has announced Dunedin's Baldwin St is no longer the steepest street in the world. Baldwin St's claim to fame has been successfully challenged by another in the Welsh town of Harlech. The minor road Ffordd Pen Llech is the steepest in the UK - and now the world. In an article published on Tuesday, the Guinness Book of World Records said Harlech was officially home of the world's steepest street. "The record beats Baldwin St in Dunedin, New Zealand which has a ratio of 1:2.86. "Baldwin St has held the record for over a decade." Sleepless night for Baldwin St as steepest street decision looms Welsh town challenges Dunedin's Baldwin St for title of world's steepest street Watch: Young man tackles Dunedin's Baldwin St on Lime scooter The Guinness Book of World Records says Ffordd Pen Llech has a gradient of 1:2.67. Harlech resident Gwyn Headley told Newshub from Wales on Tuesday it was "absolutely wonderful" news, but admitted he felt "really sad" for … [Read more...] about Steepest street no more: Dunedin’s Baldwin St loses title
As part of St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s promotion of health and well being the school runs a wide range of sporting activities during the school day and after school. One of the most popular tournaments is the lunch time soccer league between Primary 4 to 7. The students get to compete against teams from each year group and take part in a final. This year the tournament was as exciting as ever with exciting goals and even more exciting saves – one outstanding goalie was so good they saved the ball with their face! Mrs Fitzpatrick, the tournament organiser and referee presented the awards to the winning pupils from each team recently and recalled the highlights of the tournament in assembly. All the pupils who took part demonstrated fair play and sportsmanship and most importantly had an exciting competition to look forward to.Meanwhile the pupils and staff of St. Patrick’s and St. Brigid’s Primary School celebrated their annual ‘Ditch the Dark … [Read more...] about St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s winners
0 Post a comment Thursday, 9 May 2019 - Health by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] The April meeting of St Hilary WI was held in the village hall and the speaker was Dave Payne from Blood Bikes Wales, with his colleague, Jason Hall. The presentation started with a short film showing the importance of the Blood Bikes volunteers who deliver blood and other emergency items such as X-rays, documents, medication and medical and surgical equipment. Blood Bikes Wales is a member of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes which aims to provide a reliable, free, high quality service to health trusts throughout the country. Before the emergence of the Blood Bikes, the NHS had to use its own transportation to move blood between hospitals during the day. Between 7pm and 7am on weekdays, on weekends and bank holidays, the regular system stopped and the NHS used the police, the ambulance service, taxis and couriers to carry the … [Read more...] about St Hilary WI get on their bike!