It has happened again: Second slip in Auckland’s Birkenhead car park

A second landslide has torn away another chunk of a car park in Auckland’s Birkenhead, and is creeping towards businesses. What began as a crack in the public car park in August, has steadily worsened. The back half of Rawene Rd car park slipped down a gorge on October 8. Now, a second landslide has appeared directly next […]

Cracks under a north Auckland carpark first noticed in August

Residents near a newly-formed slip in an Auckland carpark say they are disappointed it took so long to be taken seriously. The back half of Birkenhead’s public Rawene Car Park slipped down a gorge on Sunday night and has continued to slip since. Claire Balfour, the chairwoman of the body corporate of the nearby Mokoia […]

Part of public car park on Auckland’s North Shore slips away

First it was a crack, now the whole back half of a North Shore carpark has slipped away. The rear section of Rawene car park in Auckland’s Birkenhead was closed off by Auckland Transport for safety reasons on September 20, following the subsidence of an already existing crack. Fewer than three weeks later, the crack […]

Cycleway will affect carparks on Queen St

A proposed cycleway through Northcote’s Queen St is dividing residents. Auckland Transport says their 5.2 kilometre Northcote Safe Cycle Route will encourage more cycling. But Auckland Transport’s plans would remove off-street parking from significant portions of the route between Northcote Point and Smales Farm, including Queen St. Queen St resident Briar Walsh’s family of five […]

Contractor ‘placing lives at risk’

Residents angered by a 45-bedroom boarding house in Birkenhead claim developers started construction illegally and are “placing people’s lives at risk”. And Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman has publicly criticised the developers and the Auckland Council, saying the public should have been told. Around 45 people turned up at Birkenhead Library for a meeting with Mr […]

Rumours run rife over brothel

Rumours a 45-bedroom boarding home being built in Birkenhead will become a brothel are “unsubstantiated”. Residents have contacted the North Shore Times with claims the 194 Hinemoa St “adults’ only” hotel will be used as a brothel. Two other hotels are run in Panmure and Otahuhu by the same developer. One resident, Shirley-Ann McCrystal, says […]

Birkenhead boarding house gets up nose of neighbours

Birkenhead residents are up in arms over a boarding house rising in a picturesque boutique shopping street. Birkenhead residents are up in arms over a boarding house rising in a picturesque boutique shopping street and worry about the “type of people” it might bring. Birkenhead Residents Association members decried work at 194-198 Hinemoa St where […]