Statement on heat affecting Wellington commuter services
Statement on heat affecting Wellington commuter
Attributable to Anthony Mills, KiwiRail General
Manager Operations - Lower North Island
temperatures have affected the wires that provide the
overhead power supply on the Hutt and Johnsonville lines,
leading to the cancellation of services on those
"Services are expected to return to normal once
temperatures fall, in time for peak tomorrow.
the inconvenience to
© Scoop Media
New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change
One report looks at what would happen when rivers are flooded by heavy rain and storms, while the other examines flooding exposure in coastal and harbour areas and how that might change with sea-level rise.
Their findings show that across the country almost 700,000 people and 411,516 buildings worth $135 billion are presently exposed to river flooding in the event of extreme weather events...
There is near certainty that the sea will rise 20-30 cm by 2040. By the end of the century, depending on whether global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, it could rise by between 0.5 to 1.1 m, which could add an additional 116,000 people exposed to extreme coastal storm flooding. More>>