More rain over Easter week

Clear gutters, check drains, keep an eye on weather forecasts and plan travel very carefully – it is going to be a very wet lead up to Easter across the Auckland region. MetService is continuing to monitor incoming tropical rain bands and the impact of tropical cyclone Cook, making its way towards New Zealand from the Pacific. Metservice Metrologist Georgina […]

Weather related road issues

-Auckland Transport With heavy rain falling across Auckland currently the following roads are affected by weather-related issues and alternative routes may be required. Auckland North • Mangawhai Rd (closed btwn Ryan Rd & Waiteitei Rd, flooding) Auckland South East • Kawakawa Bay Coast Rd (closed, slips, access for residents only) • East Coast Rd (closed, slips) • Franklin Rd, Pukekohe […]

Council adopts Easter Trading Policy

Waikato District Council has adopted the Easter Trading Policy 2017, meaning all retail shops in the Waikato district will be able to open on Easter Sunday this year. Whether they do open or not is up to the business owner. The policy was adopted at yesterday’s Council meeting. Council carried out extensive community consultation to find out what people wanted. […]

Counties Power CEO resigns

Sheridan Broadbent, the Chief Executive of Pukekohe-based electricity lines company Counties Power, has announced her resignation from her role with the company.  Ms Broadbent, an infrastructure executive who held senior roles with Telecom NZ, Downer and Genesis Energy before joining Counties Power, will leave the company at the end of June. Counties Power has been in a period of active […]

Trains to Pukekohe suspended

Train services between Papakura and Pukekohe are currently suspended until further notice due to flooding. Updates to follow.

Plan now for a stormy start to the weekend

Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management is urging Aucklanders to think carefully about their travel plans and prepare for a wet few days. Rain is hitting parts of the region already with scattered heavy showers in some areas. However, the worse is still to come. MetService Metrologist Georgina Griffiths says Cyclone Cook is tracking as expected. “The heavy rain and […]

100 years on Anzac Day honours New Zealand soldiers for their bravery and sacrifice

100 years on Anzac Day honours New Zealand soldiers for their bravery and sacrifice Thousands of miles from home, muddied, bloodied, bogged down in makeshift trenches, the cries of soldiers fighting and dying for family, friends and country. It was experienced by thousands upon thousands of brave New Zealand soldiers. It has borne moments of desperation, courage and loss and […]


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