Weather takes Franklin by storm

While most of us were tucked away in the warmth of our homes, there were groups working in the cold, the wind and the darkness to restore power. On Tuesday night 10 April through to Wednesday morning 11 April, a weather bomb hit, tearing roofs off houses, displacing trees and downing power lines all over Franklin. Fire and Emergency New […]

Onewhero Fire Siren retires

The siren at the Onewhero Fire Station has been silent recently, but not because there have been no call outs. The siren, an eighty year old piece of machinery, has finally given up. Graham Davies, from the Onewhero Fire Station, says the siren was apparently an old air raid siren from Ardmore Air Field and was given to the brigade around […]

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