Mission to remove hazardous chemicals

Firefighters resumed work at first light today removing the final 25 of a total of 84, 200 litre drums of resin and ferric chloride that fell into the Mangorewa Gorge. The drums came off a truck and trailer unit that crashed on State Highway 36 on Monday... Read More

More rain in store for NZ

Make the most of the sunny or dry weather you have right now, the rain clouds are returning. This is the latest update from WeatheWatch.co.nz “The forecast for the next few days sees high pressure transition from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean,... Read More

More rain for waterlogged regions

If you wanted a break from the relentless rain then you'll definitely need to make the most of the weather over the next few days, says WeatherWatch.co.nz. Until the end of Friday, high pressure is shifting from the Tasman Sea area to the Pacific... Read More

Slips affecting Tauranga walkways

A number of walkways around Tauranga remain closed due to slip damage after severe weather earlier in April.  “After Cyclone Cook there are still a number of slips in reserves around the city on the list to be properly cleared. Minor closures... Read More

Drone footage shows pipeline park prep

Trenches have been dug and a pit is being prepared at Jordan Field as the Southern Pipeline project progresses. Drone footage commissioned by SunLive shows the progression of the project to date. Over the next few weeks, large drilling machines and large... Read More

No NZ tsunami threat after Chile quake

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management says there is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the Chilean coastline. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says the quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres... Read More

Phoenix decision made

The Phoenix carpark plan confirmed by the city council this week means the Mount Maunganui north area will actually get all the additions that the project's detractors have been complaining about, says councillor Leanne Brown.  “People... Read More

A busy weather week ahead

People are being warned to brace for a busy weather week, starting with a deepening sub-tropical low brushing New Zealand from the north east and ending with a Tasman Sea low and cold front(s) moving in this coming weekend. “Despite the rough weather... Read More

A more normal April weather pattern

Now that the country has been sitting under a ridge of high pressure and enjoying settled weather, you could be forgiven for forgetting the showery start to the week. On Monday, the North Island saw heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms as a low moved... Read More

Aurora Australis dance in night sky

Those who looked up at the night sky in the weekend were treated to a rare sight, with the Aurora Australis dancing in the sky on two consecutive nights. The Southern Lights were spotted from Auckland, Canterbury and the Otago Peninsula on... Read More



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