Ferry numbers double

Patronage on ferry services has doubled thanks to increased sailings. Auckland Transport and Fullers are trialling extra ferry services to and from Birkenhead, Northcote Point and Bayswater. Auckland Transport manager public transport operations Mark Lambert says passenger numbers since the beginning of the trial on December 17 have doubled compared to the same weekends the […]

Funding approved for ferry terminal

The much-awaited Birkenhead ferry terminal project is finally going full steam ahead. North Shore city councillor Ann Hartley says the Auckland Regional Transport Authority has confirmed funding for installation of a hydraulic boarding ramp. She says ARTA strategy and planning general manager Peter Clark made the confirmation at last week’s meeting of the Auckland Regional […]

Felled pohutukawa posed risk

Twelve historic pohutukawa trees in Hinemoa Park have been felled because their deteriorating condition posed a risk to the public, says the council. Hinemoa Park, located near to Birkenhead ferry terminal, has been home to 61 native pohutukawa trees since the 1920s. Birkenhead and Northcote parks officer Bob Wallace says a lack of knowledge about […]