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

 


Parawai stormwater upgrade

Parawai stormwater upgrade

We're about to start work on a big upgrade to the stormwater network on Parawai Road.

Our contractors, Opus and HEB Construction, are already on site locating, checking and relocating existing services (like phone and internet services) ahead of the major work starting next week.

We've sent letters to affected properties between Banks Street and the stormwater outlet opposite Brunton Crescent, letting them know how we're going to do the work and when it crosses over their driveways.

If you travel up Parawai Road over the next eight weeks (work will be done Monday to Saturday) you can expect to see stop/go signs, detour routes, traffic lights, cones and barriers. The road closure will affect the northern part of Parawai Road at the tight Banks Street corner.

The team is also making sure machinery is secured to prevent damage to it, or to any property, over the weekend, just in case Cyclone Lusi brings severe weather to the Coromandel.

It's events like Cyclone Lusi coupled with high tides that make it really important for us to do this kind of work to protect people living in areas where flooding could be a risk.

We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding the importance of improving our stormwater network.

Heads up about Cyclone Lusi
Cyclone Lusi may bring severe weather this weekend.

At this stage, heavy rain and gale force winds may hit us anytime on the weekend, so we're watching intently at the moment and will stay on the watch through the weekend, ready to act if needed.

We also expect some large waves and a surge along our beaches. The area around our stormwater works in Parawai typically floods right across the state highway and down the road on the way to the Kauaeranga Valley.

Usually we get the worst flooding at high tide - at about 7:30am on Saturday morning - so be prepared. The wind around Parawai could be very strong and last time we had something like this a lot of people around this part of Thames had a lot of debris. The previous owners of the Parawai Road dairy had a shed pushed over and a huge heavy planter picked up from their deck and deposited elsewhere.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Also, take the initiative to keep up to date with official weather warnings and forecasts from MetService over the next few days.

Here are other things you can do whenever you hear about a potential storm:
• Check drains and gutters to make sure they are clear of debris.
• Store outdoor furniture, umbrellas and sail cloths.
• Have a torch and alternative cooking facilities ready in case of power cuts.
• Know how to isolate power, water and gas to your property.
• Keep rain clothing and stout footwear accessible
• Make sure your GO BAG is ready
• Think about an evacuation plan – where would you go? How would you get there?

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.

During his visit, President Xi Jinping met with Governor-General Jerry Mateparae, and held talks with Prime Minister John Key. The leaders had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common interest. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Auckland Unification: 'No IT Cost Blowout' (Just More Expensive)

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly. More>>

ALSO:

Other Expensive Things:

Gordon Campbell: On The SAS Role Against Islamic State, And Podemos

Only 25% of the US bombing runs are even managing to locate IS targets worth bombing. As the NYT explains at length, this underlines the need for better on-the-ground intelligence to direct the air campaign to where the bad guys have holed up... More>>

ALSO:

Public Service: Commission Calls For Answers On Handling Of CERA Harassment

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Victory

So Andrew Little has won the leadership – by the narrowest possible margin – from Grant Robertson, and has already been depicted by commentators as being simultaneously (a) the creature of the trade unions and (b) the most centrist of the four candidates, which would be an interesting trick to see someone try in a game of Twister. More>>

ALSO:

China President Wishlists: Greens Welcome Xi, But Human Rights Need To Be On Agenda

“President Xi has made some progress on climate change, but he must also lift the Chinese government’s game on human rights issues,” Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said... It is important that our Government continues to urge the Chinese government to show restraint and respect human rights in both Tibet and the Xinjiang province.” More>>

ALSO:

Airport Security Breach: CAA Fines Minister

Minister Brownlee has been issued an infringement notice and is required to pay a $2000 infringement fine for breaching Civil Aviation Rule 19.357(b), which states no person may be in an airport security area without an appropriate identity card or document. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news