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

 


Weather Update #7

Weather Update #7

Road updates

Kauaeranga Valley Rd - Has surface flooding. Tree down by the toilets at RP 1.8km. Ford at RP 8.7km closed due to flooding. Slip blocking one lane at RP 3.8km. Excessive silt and mud left on road in various locations
Trotters Ave Waiomu - Power lines down in berm. Tree blocking one lane.
The corner of Mary and Williams Thames - Power lines down in berm. Road open.
Hikuai Settlement Rd - Surface flooding. Road closed
Morrison Rd and School Rd Hikuai - Both roads closed with surface flooding.
Kennedy Bay Rd - Down to one lane with trees down. Slip blocking road on the Kennedy Bay side, half way down the hill. Road closed.
Port Charles Rd. Intersection near Carey Rd, reports that LHS of road washed away. Waiting for update from Transfield.
Purangi Rd, trees down. Waiting for update from Transfield.
Victoria St Thames. 1st Ford is open. 2nd Ford is closed and signs are up.
Maratoto Ford is in Flood. Signs are up.
309 Rd – Small slips and trees down. Road open to one lane
Kaimarama Rd Whitianga – Tree down. Road open to one lane.
Port Jackson/Fletchers Bay Rd intersection – Reports that bridge abutments have been washed away. Transfield representative on their way up there now to inspect.
Colville Rd – Rock fall in places. Road open
Lees Rd Hahei – Three trees down, and water tank blocking road. Transfield crew on their way now to clear. Lees Road is now open.
Neavesville Rd Thames – Tree down, road open to one lane.
Hotwater Beach Rd surface flooding between Delmanys Corner and one lane bridge - status to be confirmed

State Highway 25

Road closed at Hikuai
Road closed at Whitianga, near Wades Rd. – TCDC Whitianga office reports that this is now open.
Flooding at Manaia and tree down at Kereta –Cleared. Road now open
Also, power lines down on Maramarahi Road Thames. High voltage lines are on the ground and the pillar is blocking the entire carriageway. No access beyond 2.75km mark in either direction.

Rhodes Park is closed until further notice.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Open Source // Open Society - Full Coverage

Gordon Campbell:
On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable.

So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer – who used unusually frank language in his speech and subsequent interviews yesterday to call for a capital gains tax, and to generally chastise central and local government for their inaction on a threat to the country’s economic health and financial stability.

That threat has been real for some time. The housing price bubble has already created a currency bubble... Undaunted, the government keeps calling this situation a success story. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Bangladesh: GCSB Dragging NZ Into Human Rights Abuses

The New Zealand government should stop providing intelligence assistance to Bangladeshi security agencies that are known to systematically engage in human rights abuses, said the Green Party today. More>>

ALSO:

Troops Heading To Iraq: Government Must Come Clean On Deployment

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “News from Australia that Kiwi troops are on their way to Iraq this week is another example of the culture of secrecy and unknown protections around the deployment.” More>>

ALSO:

Image: Strikers And Protestors Join Outside McDonald's

A group of protestors took to McDonald’s Manners St today as a part of the international fast food workers day of action to end zero hour contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Special Education Funds Not Spent

More than $32 million of funding for children with special needs has not been spent by the Government, despite families of children with special needs complaining for years that they’ve been denied the support they deserve. More>>

ALSO:

John Key: Pre-Budget Speech To Business NZ

So this Government will remain relentlessly focused on improving the competitiveness of our economy... We will continue to give businesses a platform to invest, grow and create jobs in the knowledge they will be backed by a clear and consistent government policy programme. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia: Andrew Little’s Response To John Key’s Pre-Budget Address

Labour Party leader Andrew Little spoke today on John Key’s pre-budget address this afternoon in Wellington. Little said National has had seven years to achieve a surplus and Kiwis have “fufilled their end of the bargain.” More>>

Surplus Baggage: Key Backs Off ‘Artificial Target’

John Key’s attempt to redefine his cornerstone promise of two election campaigns as an artificial target suggests his other promises are works of fiction, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On UE Pass Rates And University Dropout Rates

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach university... Unfortunately the two problems seem related. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news