Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


New web cam provides window to the beach

Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Beach goers will now be able to check conditions at Himitangi Beach without even leaving the house thanks to a new web camera installed by Horizons Regional Council this month.

The new camera is mounted inside Palmerston North Surf Lifesaving Club (PNSLC) headquarters and club chairman Alec Mackay says lifesavers have started using it to check surf conditions before heading out.

“Conditions in town can be really different to conditions at the beach so it’s great to be able to jump online and check what its like,” Mr Mackay says.

“There’s a lot of interest in it already with fishermen checking what fishing conditions are like. We also expect other surf clubs to use it as it’s going to be linked to our website and Facebook page.”

Horizons chief executive Michael McCartney says when PNSLC requested the web camera to help their lifeguards check conditions Horizons could see the benefit it would bring to the community.

“We are in the business of providing our community with information about our natural resources and see this as another way to do so,” says Mr McCartney.

“Himitangi is the main beach used by our Region’s biggest community, Palmerston North, and with web cameras at Wanganui, Foxton and Akitio beaches there was a gap at Himitangi. Given the number of web cameras throughout the Region we have the expertise to install and man them at low cost.

“It’s great to be able to offer people helpful information about conditions at the beach, and hopefully encourage them to visit and enjoy this fabulous resource more often, now that they can see what conditions are like before driving out there.”

For more information about the Region’s web cameras and to view the Himitangi feed visit the ‘quick links’section of Horizons’website .

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader

Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.

“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.

“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus

If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point… More>>

ALSO:

More Rent Assistance, Less State-Owned Housing: John Key Speech - Next Steps In Social Housing

"We are going to ensure that more people get into social housing over the next three years, whether that is run by Housing New Zealand or a community provider. The social housing budget provides for around 62,000 income-related rent subsidies a year. We are committed to increasing that to around 65,000 subsidies by 2017/18, which will cost an extra $40 million a year." More>>

ALSO:

The Future Of Work: Andrew Little - State Of The Nation 2015

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people I’d known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but not being able to find the kind of work they do without going overseas. A lot of people were facing personal and financial upheaval.... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Sabin Case, The Pressures On Greece And (Songs About) Coyotes

Mike Sabin is a National MP, and the current chairman of Parliament’s law and order committee. Yet reportedly, he is being investigated by the Police over an assault complaint... However, the PM will not comment on any aspect of the story. More>>

ALSO:

Houses, ISIS, King (& Catton): PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • Social housing, the Auckland housing market • The prospect of joining international forces to combat ISIS • David Bain’s compensation • The lowering of the flag for the King of Saudi Arabia's death ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Tomorrow’s Speeches By John Key And Andrew Little

The Key government has already kicked off the political year on a stridently ideological note, with Environment Minister Nick Smith choosing to lay all manner of sins at the door of the RMA. Tomorrow, the government will wheeling out its best salesman – Prime Minister John Key – to sell its plans for state housing… . More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news