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Don’t Let Your DIY Become A Disaster

Published: Fri 15 Jan 2021 09:06 AM
Many people are taking the opportunity to catch up on all those DIY tasks, but need to be aware of the risks of an unseen disaster. The district has been seeing an increased number of problems with contaminates from urban stormwater entering our ecologically ... Read more...

Watercare Water Supply Update: 15 January

Published: Fri 15 Jan 2021 09:00 AM
Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Hūnua Ranges 0mm 34mm Waitākere Ranges 0mm 23.5mm       Dam storage (in total):n to Today: 66.19% Yesterday: 66.37% Normal for this time of year: 86.71% Water consumption: Target ... Read more...

Car Rolled - Waikato

Published: Fri 15 Jan 2021 06:25 AM
There is likely to be some disruption to traffic following a crash this morning on the Waikato Expressway. A single-vehicle heading southbound rolled off the road onto railway tracks around 4:15am south of Ohinewai. The vehicle has been removed ... Read more...

Upland Moa Video Updates At Otago Museum

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 05:15 PM
Otago Museum has long been home to an articulated upland moa skeleton and housed underneath is a video which tells the story of its discovery. This moa was found by Jonathan Carr and Josh Clark while hunting in the North Routeburn Valley in 2002 ... Read more...

Women's Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 05:11 PM
Megan Whitehead mid-way during her shearing record, with father and clockwatcher Quentin Whitehead looking on from the next pen. Photo / Supplied. A sprightly Southland shearer has today smashed a women’s world record by clipping 662 lambs in nine Read more...

Kiwis’ (mis)perceptions Of Alcohol Attitudes And Behaviours

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 04:41 PM
Graph 1. Recorded alcohol consumption among adults, 2007 and 2017 (or nearest year). New research by the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) shows perception is not reality when it comes to what Kiwis think about the way we drink . “Although 58% ... Read more...

Off to the races with Metlink

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 04:30 PM
Metlink is putting on special direct bus services to and from Trentham Racecourse over the next few weeks so punters won’t miss starting orders and get saddled with delays while essential track and station upgrades are underway on the Hutt line. ... Read more...

Appeal For Information On Missing Art

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 03:35 PM
Waikato Police are seeking information in relation to a burglary that occurred in the Hamilton East area between 27 December 2020 and 3 January 2021. Stolen in the burglary was a painting titled 'Sleep 'tis a Gentle Thing' by New Zealand artist ... Read more...

Judge Announced For Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 02:59 PM
Renowned New Zealand sculptor Virginia King will judge the 2021 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award, with entries set to open on 15 January. The annual award, hosted by Waikato Museum, partnered with Momentum Waikato Community Foundation and supported ... Read more...

Dry Weather Takes Its Toll On Stream Flows In Rotorua Region

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 02:41 PM
Bay of Plenty Regional Council are implementing Level 2 of the Water Shortage Event Standard Operating Procedure for some streams with headwaters in the west-southwest of Rotorua. The New Year has brought some weather extremes to the Bay of Plenty, ... Read more...
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