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


Flood photos wanted

Flood photos wanted

To help with the planning of future flood prevention work, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is seeking photos from around the region that show the impact of the recent Easter weekend floods. All entries go in the draw to win a professional weather station.

Residents are encouraged to send in any images or video clips they have of the Easter storm events, in particular, any damage or watermarks that show where the flood waters rose to.

Regional Council is leading a region-wide flood risk management project that builds collaboration between local authorities. The information from these photos will add to detailed flood modelling, weather pattern data, river level data and other information as part of this flood management project.

Council’s General Manager Natural Hazards, Ken Tarboton, explained why this information is important.

“Flood events are, by their nature, unpredictable. But Council has at its disposal detailed models and data that help us build a fuller picture of floods in the region. A database of images from known trouble spots is another source of information that we can add into that mix.

“Council is collaborating with local territorial authorities to enhance flood management models and additional data (including photos) will help us in that work.

“Taken together, all this information helps us plan our future works and flood management projects to prepare even better for the next event,” Mr Tarboton said.

Images should include the date, time and location of the photo and be sent to info@boprc.govt.nz or dropped off or posted to Regional Council offices. Find out more on the website www.boprc.govt.nz/floodphotos


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Disobeying The Law: Police Censorship Of Crime Research “An Outrage”

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More>>


Q+A Transcript: Groser ‘Not Expecting’ Failure At UN Climate Talks

‘I will be very surprised if we don’t get an agreement. I think it’s a completely different situation to Copenhagen for a number of reasons. We’ve got a much more realistic negotiating proposal on the table. Secondly, I think the science has strengthened...’ More>>


Greenpeace Protest:

Climate Talks, Immigration And Housing: PM's Post Cabinet Press Conference

Prime Minister John Key began by talking about his recent attendance at the APEC and ASEAN summits. He segued neatly from the opportunities available in Vietnam to outlining his upcoming itinerary which includes Malta, Paris and Berlin. More>>


After Urgent Law Change: Beneficiaries Urged To Act Immediately

I am hoping that thousands more people will be enabled to lodge their review... people without internet, who don't even realise that this has been happening. If just a fraction of the people on facebook can help others to put in reviews tomorrow it could improve so many more peoples Christmas. More>>


Auckland: Phil Goff To Run For Mayor In 2016

Phil Goff has today announced his decision to stand as an Independent candidate for Mayor of Auckland next year... As Mayor, Phil Goff will focus on a number of issues that directly impact on the lives of Aucklanders, including tackling traffic congestion and increasing the housing supply. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Mike Moore To Step Down As US Ambassador

Yvonne and I are giving notice to MFAT that we will be leaving the Post just before Christmas on the 16th December... I am now the longest serving continuous Ambassador to the US. I didn’t seek this job but felt I should do it because great issues were at stake. The time was ripe for it. More>>


Fox Glacier: Seven Dead In Helicopter Crash

The operation to recover the victims of Saturday’s helicopter crash at Fox Glacier is a technically challenging task calling for specialist skills in an unforgiving environment, says operation commander Inspector John Canning. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news