Wet and wild weekend for most of New Zealand

Few places in New Zealand managed to escape the wild weather this weekend,as a complex low-pressure system moved slowly onto the country from the Tasman Sea. This system was very active due to support from strong upper level winds (jet-stream), which brought rain to most regions,thunderstorms to western parts of northern and central New Zealand,... Continue Reading →

Serious crash near Whanganui

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi. The two-vehicle crash occurred about 7pm. Initial indications are multiple people are injured. The road is completely closed and will likely remain closed for some time. Motorists are urged to delay travel or use alternative routes.

Heavy Rain warning watch for Taranaki Region

MetService have issued a heavy watch warning for the Taranaki region and advise periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms are possible from Sunday onwards. A broad trough continues to move eastwards across central New Zealand. On its northern flank, a moist northwest flow continues to bring rain and squally thunderstorms to many central and northern... Continue Reading →

Shellfish biotoxin alert for Taranaki

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested on the West Coast (Taranaki/Waikato) of the North Island between Oakura north to Albatross Point south of Kawhia Harbour. Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from this region have shown levels of Paralytic... Continue Reading →

More protection for endangered kakī

Thousands of new predator traps have been recently installed in the Godley Cass and Macaulay river systems as part of conservation project, Te Manahuna Aoraki. There is now renewed hope that kakī, the world’s rarest wading bird, will one day be able to thrive without human intervention. Yesterday, 45 juvenile kakī were released at Mt... Continue Reading →

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