Louise Hutchinson spoke out as Bridges reiterated the party's tough-on-crime stance amid gang violence in the area.
The crash happened around 8.05am, police say, killing the sole occupant.
There was no word from the Vatican about the nature of his illness, but the pope was seen coughing and blowing his nose during the Ash Wednesday Mass.
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown's signing comes after the Warriors lost Bunty Afoa and Jackson Frei for the season and Sam Lisone was released.
Fish and birdlife are under threat from commercial fishing and development, according to a report tabled by Auckland Council.
The flagship project, redeveloping Ōpōtiki Harbour, will receive $79.4m.
It's considerably toned down compared to its last video, criticised as too extravagant.
The British rock singer will be visiting our shores in November.