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

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news