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DHB Data Shows Scale Of Staffing Shortages In Mental Health Services

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 4:05 pm | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

New figures released by Counties Manukau Health under the Official Information Act show its Mental Health and Addiction department has a staffing shortage of 121 positions. It comes at a time when demand for such services is high because of Covid-19, with ... More >>

Middlemore Hospital’s $67.5m Mental Health Unit Nears Completion

Monday, 10 August 2020, 11:09 am | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

The final stage of Middlemore Hospital’s new $67.5 million mental health unit is expected to be completed this month and according to a Counties Manukau District Health Board report it will set the benchmark for similar facilities in New Zealand. ... More >>

Developers Seek To Transform Drury In South Auckland

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 11:11 am | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

The land in East Drury Kiwi Property is planning to develop with a new town centre and residential development. Plans to open up Drury for three massive development projects by Oyster Capital, Fulton Hogan and Kiwi Property are now one step closer ... More >>

Watercare Earmarks $57.5m To Recommission Dam

Friday, 26 June 2020, 4:17 pm | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

Watercare is planning to spend $57.5 million to recommission a mothballed dam in Hūnua to help in the fight against Auckland's water shortages. The Hays Creek Dam was built in 1967. It is the smallest of the Hūnua dams and was originally designed ... More >>

Three-year Battle Over South Auckland Nightclub’s Liquor Licence

Monday, 22 June 2020, 5:07 pm | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

A group of Manukau business owners have been fighting for more than three years against a nightclub’s plans to renew its liquor license after a shooting and ongoing compaints about the behaviour of its patrons. The Vava’u Lahi Night Club in Manukau’s ... More >>

Ōtāhuhu Business Owners Fight Council Plans To Slash Funding For Town Centre Upgrade

Monday, 15 June 2020, 11:29 am | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

A south Auckland business association is fighting council plans to delay the final stages of its town centre upgrade as part of budget cutbacks. Ōtāhuhu Business Association claims it now has over 2000 signatures on a petition it launched this ... More >>

Counties Manukau DHB Battles Surgery Backlog

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 10:27 am | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

Counties Manukau Health says it had to defer between 1400 and 1600 elective surgery operations due to Covid-19 and it is now looking at reducing the backlog with the much needed funding boost it received in last month’s budget. But according to ... More >>

Major Auckland Projects Face Budget Constraints Due To Covid-19

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 10:51 am | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

Auckland Council development agency Panuku is reviewing a number of major projects due to a projected half-billion revenue loss because of coronavirus. But the council-controlled organisation (CCO) will not say which projects might be affected. Panuku currently ... More >>

Home Purchases To Make Way For Auckland’s $1.3bn Mill Rd Project To Be Negotiated Soon

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 11:09 am | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is remaining tight-lipped on how much it plans to spend on a series of property purchases as part of Auckland’s $1.35 billion Mill Rd project. When the Government rolled out its new $12 billion infrastructure ... More >>

Counties Manukau DHB seeks $11.2m from ACC for Whakaari

Friday, 8 May 2020, 1:57 pm | Steve Forbes - Local Democracy Reporter

Counties Manukau District Health Board is in talks with ACC to recover costs associated with treating the victims of the 2019 Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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