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

 


Weather Warning #2, 4pm 8/7/14


Weather Warning #2

4pm Tuesday 8 July 2014

The easterly winds have arrived on the Coromandel and we are expecting the weather event to last over five or six high tides.

What does this mean for us?

More than anything, it means you need to be very careful when driving. If you don't need to drive around on the east coast after dinner tonight, don't. Play safe and enjoy a night in. Make sure you're ready for any possible power cuts due to debris hitting power lines.

The wind is likely to batter the east coast the most and in some places push the water past spring tide levels. The west coast is not expected to have the same degree of wind-caused water levels, but may get close.

Waves are likely to remain higher than normal right through until Friday, and at high tides, that typically means some of the low lying coastal areas will get surface flooding.

It is being called "a sustained easterly wind event" because it's not a storm. Technically, the storm is away from the country, but the low pressure is causing the wind and that's the bit we're going to feel more than anything.

Because of that we've taken down the dome above the Thames Centennial Pool. The pool is very exposed on our eastern side (the worst wind direction possible for us). We will be closed for all use until further notice and will keep everyone informed as soon as we look at inflating the dome again.

High tide times are as follows:
Coromandel Peninsula (Whitianga)
Tuesday 14:49
Wednesday 03:00 and 15:44
Thursday 03:55 and 16:40

Firth of Thames (Tararu)
Tuesday 15:15
Wednesday 03:31 and 16:12
Thursday 04:27 and 17:08

If life or property is in danger dial 111 because emergency services are the first line of response.

If the weather is causing you or your neighbourhood any issues please contact our customer service line on 07 868 0200. This is manned 24/7. This helps us build a picture of what is happening across the Coromandel and means we can get assistance to you as soon as possible.

If you have issues around water and/or sewerage pipes breaking, flooding, roading or trees falling down please contact us on our customer service line 07 868 0200 anytime.

SITREPS (Situation Reports) will be coming out periodically as needed and will cover all three Councils, but you'll get a better live running picture of the Coromandel from our Facebook page here.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Labour: Healthy Homes Bill Passes First Reading

Some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children and families are on their way towards safer living conditions with the passing of the first reading of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in Parliament last night, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire: Home, And A Way

The one thing even more popular than an Auckland house is offering advice on how to afford an Auckland house. So, on the grounds it can’t be worse than some of the stuff that’s out there, here’s my three cents* worth. [*Up 50% since 2013!] More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news