The MetService severe weather warning remains in place for The Coromandel this evening as Cyclone Hola moves slowly down the North Island.
Heavy rain is expected around 8 pm this evening and possibly between 11 pm and 1 am, bringing total... Continue reading »
Cyclone Hola is already bringing rain to Northland.
The ex tropical storm has arrived at the far north and will track south east towards Gisborne, with the centre of the storm travelling over the water off the east coast of the North Island.
The... Continue reading »
If you've been saying, "I don't remember a hotter summer" - unless you're in your 80's - you're absolutely right.NIWA has crunched the numbers and declared the 2017 - 2018 summer to be the hottest summer on record... Continue reading »
Latest predictions from MetService and Waikato Regional Council show the effects of the approaching storm are unlikely to have a significant impact in the Waikato Region. However, the combination of rain, wind and king tides could still cause some... Continue reading »
Storm conditions and king tides are set to collide for the second time in less than a month, but early indications are that the impact will be less intense this time.
The latest information from MetService suggests a loitering low could bring a... Continue reading »
Ngātea residents can expect increased truck movements as the next stage in a multimillion dollar project to upgrade the stopbank gets underway this week, says Waikato Regional Council.
Kerepehi Transport Ltd has been contracted by the regional... Continue reading »
Initial assessments of the damage to homes and farms in storm affected areas of the Kaiaua coast, including Kaiaua, Waharau, Whakatiwai, and Pukorokoro/Miranda, have now been completed. Anyone who thinks their home or property may have been missed... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council is examining all their infrastructure and Council assets to see what needs to be fixed and what's safe to use. They say, as a general rule, if you see hazard tape, cones or signs indicating a danger please... Continue reading »
Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi visited the Thames Coast yesterday. He was driven up the Thames Coast Road for a look at the damage and met residents of Te Puru, who were isolated on Friday when the Coast Rd was closed.
The local community... Continue reading »
Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi will visit the Thames Valley Operating Area Emergency Operations Centre for a briefing on weather damage and recovery activity tomorrow (Tuesday).
Mr Faafoi will also travel north on SH25 to view storm... Continue reading »
State Highway 25 is now open to both north and south bound traffic however all travel is through escorted convoys and long delays are likely.
There are currently cordons at Thames and Manaia, at the junciton of the 309 Road, where traffic can... Continue reading »
Due to last Friday's weather event, large volumes of sand and soil have been deposited in some locations, and many residents will be keen to move this material off their properties. It is possible this sand and soil may be contaminated due to... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council is counting the cost to Kaiaua after heavy rain and flooding inundated the small community last Friday.
A recovery phase that is expected to be ongoing for some months swung into action on Saturday. Led by Mayor John... Continue reading »
A community briefing is being held at the Kaiaua Bowling Club, Lipscombe Road, Kaiaua from 2pm today.
Hauraki District Mayor, Plains Ward Councillors, Civil Defence and Council staff will be in attendance to find out more about community needs,... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council says with the weather easing its staff and contractors are now into recovery and damage assessment.
The NZ Defence Force and the Red Cross will be visiting communities where people were badly affected by the... Continue reading »
Weather expected overnightWinds have turned westerlyRain expected to ease right backHigh tides are expected at approximately 11 pm tonight and 11.30 am tomorrow
What’s happening tomorrowCivil defence and Council presence making house to house rapid... Continue reading »
NZ Transport Agency has advised that the Thames Coast Road (SH25) is now passable from Te Puru north, but remains closed between Te Puru and Tararu. There is severe damage to the road at Whakatete Bay.
MetService has lifted its heavy rain warning... Continue reading »
The north end of East Coast Road is now closed due to multiple areas of flooding and debris, meaning all of East Coast Road is now completely closed.
Motorists are advised to stay clear of Front Miranda Road as there is a significant amount of... Continue reading »
SH2 between Canal West Rd and Pipiroa Rd has been closed due to fallen trees and debris across both lanes of the road. Expect delays or delay your travel.
Follow detour Eastbound Sh2 left into Canal West Rd, Right into Hopai Rd, Right to Piproa Rd,... Continue reading »
This morning’s high tide has receded and TCDC is assessing damage from flooding to roads and property.
They're asking people to call 111 if they are in danger. Also: stay off the roads please and don't undertake any unnecessary travel.
If... Continue reading »