West Coast Road Closure - SH 6, Hari Hari, West Coast
Location: Sh 6, Hari Hari, West Coast
The one lane bridge across the Wanganui river on State
Highway 6 at Harihari has been washed away at one end.
The road will be closed for some time.
This is the
main road along the West Coast so the detour is a lengthy
one via Wanaka.
Transit New Zealand will be the updating
agency re length of
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Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures
Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.
The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>
Reflections On The Day.