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

 

Urgent Water Notice To Whangarei Residents

A main watermain on Riverside Drive has burst affecting water supply to Onerahi and Whangarei Heads.

Residents in these areas should only use water for emergency only. Put aside a small amount for drinking only.

There is a small amount in the reservoir but it is dropping fast.

Treatment plants across the district are struggling to cope with the intense rainfall and all other Whangarei residents are asked to immediately start to conserve water - more updates to follow through the day.

ROADING UPDATE FOR WHANGAREI DISTRICT as at 6.41am Saturday July 18.

The slips at Mackesy Rd and Riverside Drive are now cleared.

There is a slip at Dundas Rd, blocking the road.

There is a slip across both lanes of Beach Road, towards Pah Road, Onerahi – Crews to clear Saturday

ROADING UPDATE FOR WHANGAREI DISTRICT as at 9.55pm Friday July 17:

Whareora Road, adjacent to AH Reed Park now flooded. See full list of closed roads and slips below.

Two Civil Defence centres have been set up in the Kamo Scout Hall and Onerahi Community Hall for people who have to leave their homes due to flooding. Visit Civil Defence Northland for details.

ROADING UPDATE FOR WHANGAREI DISTRICT as at 8.55pm Friday July 17:
A slip is blocking Mackesy Rd, about 150m from Riverside Dr end. A slip is also blocking blocking one lane of Riverside Drive, travelling towards Onerahi.

ROADING UPDATE FOR WHANGAREI DISTRICT as at 8.30pm Friday July 17:
There are widespread reports of flooding and residents should avoid travelling. The following roads are confirmed as impassable:
The bottom of Memorial Drive, Riverside, and a section of Riverside Drive, adjacent to BP
Port road, Kioreroa Rd to Fertiliser Rd
Raurimu Ave, DeHaviland to Hodgson Street
Clapham Road at the first bridge, off Whareora Road
Porowini Ave, Kaka Street to Z Station
Kaka Street, Porowini to Morningside Road
Kokopu Road bridge, near Kara Road
Raumanga Valley Road Closed

ROADING UPDATE FOR WHANGAREI DISTRICT as at 7.45pm Friday July 17:
MetService have just issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Whangarei District with torrential rain.
Roading closures:
The bottom of Memorial Drive, Riverside, and a section of Riverside Drive, adjacent to BP, is flooding. Fire and Emergency NZ are assisting with traffic control.
Kokopu Road bridge, near Kara Road, is now under water and impassable.
There are reports of flooding in many other parts of the District - avoid travel if you can, watch for slips, flooding on the road.

ROADING UPDATE FOR WHANGAREI DISTRICT as at 5.50pm Friday July 17:
Road closures: Kokopu Road bridge, near Kara Road, is now under water and impassable.

ROADING UPDATE FOR WHANGAREI DISTRICT as at 5.30pm Friday July 17:
Heavy rain is creating difficult driving conditions around the District.
So far all roads are still open.
Kokopu and Pipiwai Roads are passable but water levels are increasing. Take extra care on these roads.
Visit MetService New Zealand for latest rain updates and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for latest State Highway Information

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Democracy 2.0: NextElection Partners With Scoop For Exciting Democracy Tech

NextElection, a technology platform empowering democracy and Government accountability, and Scoop Independent News have partnered to strengthen citizen participation in the 2020 New Zealand General Election, set for September 19th.

Scoop’s ambition for bringing NextElection to NZ is to use it to strengthen and expand Scoop Citizen activities under the auspices of the Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism.

The nextelection.nz platform has been populated by the project team with channels for all the 2020 General Election candidates and political parties. It also features up to date geolocation data based on the latest electoral boundaries. More>> Joint Press Release: NextElection, Scoop.co.nz, ScoopCitizen





       
       

      National: Emma Mellow As Auckland Central Candidate

      Tonight the National Party has selected Emma Mellow to stand in the Auckland Central electorate for the 2020 General Election. Emma Mellow replaces retiring MP Nikki Kaye who first won the seat from Labour in 2008. Emma leads a team of communications ... More>>

      ALSO:

      Travel: Update On New Zealand And The Cook Islands Bubble

      The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Henry Puna have welcomed the completion of phase one in the establishment of a travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Island. More>>

      Election 2020: Labour Launch

      E ngā mana e ngā reo Ngāti whātua ngā mana whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau, e tika te kōrero Ehara taku toa he toa (taki tahi) he toa (taki tini) No rēira tātou e huihui mai nei, ka ‘Hoake tonu tātou’ Thank you for that welcome. And thank ... More>>

      Gordon Campbell: On Political Twins, And On Labour Extending Its Wage Subsidy Scheme

      A quick quiz for the weekend. Which political party currently represented in Parliament issued a press release yesterday that contained these stirring passages: “[We have] long supported a free trade and free movement area between Canada, Australia, New ... More>>

      ALSO:

      Parliament Adjourns: Adjournment Debate: Speaker Trevor Mallard

      The 52 Parliament has sat for the last time before the September Election. It sat for 245 days... More>>

      ALSO:

      E-Cigarettes: Vaping Legislation Passes

      Landmark legislation passed today puts New Zealand on track to saving thousands of lives and having a smokefree generation sooner rather than later, Associate Health Minister, Jenny Salesa says. The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) ... More>>

      ALSO:


      Covid-19: Poll On Management Approval

      New Zealanders’ overall trust in the Ministry of Health and Government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic is at 82%, down from 91% during April. Overall distrust that the Ministry and Government will manage it in ways which best protect themselves More>>

      Election 2020: National Releases 2020 Party List

      National’s 2020 Party List is a strong mix of experience coming up through our Caucus, and new and exciting talent joining our team from communities across New Zealand, Party President Peter Goodfellow says. “The National Party is incredibly ... More>>

      Horizon Research Limited: How Judith Collins Stopped The Bleeding

      Horizon Research includes questions on voting from time to time in its surveys – for both forthcoming referenda and general elections. More>>

      Your Vote 2020: Bringing Election Coverage To Viewers Across TVNZ Channels And Platforms

      As New Zealand gets ready to head to the ballot box this September, 1 NEWS is bringing voters comprehensive coverage and analysis of this year’s General Election. TVNZ’s coverage will draw on the depth of experience held across the 1 NEWS team, says Graeme ... More>>

      Economy: 30% Believe Households Worse Off, 298,000 Expect To Lose Jobs

      64% of New Zealanders feel the economic position of their households is the same or better than a year ago – and 30% think it is worse or much worse, while 298,000 think they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months. Households’ perceptions ... More>>

      State Services Commission: Findings Of Investigation Into COVID-19 Active Cases Privacy Breach

      Deputy State Services Commissioner Helene Quilter has today announced the findings of an investigation into a breach of privacy regarding sensitive personal information. The investigation looked into who or what caused the disclosure of the information, ... More>>

      International Security: New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

      The New Zealand Government has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes in light of China’s decision to pass a national security law for Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says. More>>

      ALSO:


       
       
       
       
       
       

      LATEST HEADLINES

      • PARLIAMENT
      • POLITICS
      • REGIONAL
       


       

      InfoPages News Channels