Heavy rain expected in North Otago and Dunedin tonight
Heavy rain expected in North Otago and Dunedin tonight and
MetService has included North Otago and
Dunedin in a Severe Weather Warning for the next two
Rain is expected to pick up this evening and
become heavy at times early tomorrow morning. About 120mm to
180mm is expected about higher parts of North Otago from
midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow, and 50mm to 90mm
elsewhere, including Dunedin.
People are advised to
watch out for rapidly rising streams and rivers, surface
flooding, slips, and hazardous driving conditions.
ORC flood managers are continuously monitoring rainfall
levels. We will issue flood alerts and updates as necessary
through Twitter, Facebook, and our website
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>