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Local State of Emergency lifted in Westland, SH6 now open

The Civil Defence local State of Emergency in Westland was lifted this morning at 1055hrs as conditions eased overnight and into today. The Emergency Management Operations Centre is closing down. State Highway 6 between Ross and Makarora reopened at 0900 and MetService has lifted all weather warnings for the Westland, Grey and Buller regions. Mayor ...

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Canterbury fires update #3 – Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Please see below updates on the fires in Canterbury this afternoon. Loburn fire The fires on Loburn Whiterock Road, near Loburn, have been contained. The fire is approximately 10 hectares in size. Four helicopters remain in operation alongside 20 trucks. There are around 100 firefighters involved. Evacuations have taken place and cordons remain in place. ...

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Smoke from fire at North Canterbury locations – Te Whatu Ora

Te Whatu Ora has issued a public health warning for smoke from the fires located on Racecourse Road in Amberley and on Loburn Whiterock Road near Loburn. Air around these locations is smoky and there is potential that people who are sensitive to smoke – such as those with heart or lung conditions, pregnant women, ...

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Urgent inspections to suspend Metlink interpeak rail services

The Hutt Valley, Melling and Wairarapa rail lines will close between the morning and evening peaks next week from Tuesday to Friday for urgent KiwiRail inspections. Between 9.30am and 2.30pm on 23, 24, 25 and 26 January, passenger services will be bus replaced and no freight trains will run on the three lines. The Johnsonville ...

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Assualt charge against RPR supporter dismissed – Restore Passenger Rail

Restore Passenger Rail supporter Peter Wham, who was arrested for peacefully protesting against the luxury car industry’s contribution to the climate crisis, had an assault charge dismissed during a hearing at the Wellington District Court yesterday. The arrest occurred when Peter spray-painted a luxury car dealership. This action was done to send a simple message: ...

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Let’s Move Together returning to Horowhenua

After a three year hiatus, the fun and popular Let’s Move Together whānau triathlon is returning to Horowhenua. Young people and their whānau have three opportunities to embrace physical activity and have a great time through Let’s Move Together, with three triathlons being held on three consecutive days across the district. Mayor Bernie Wanden says, ...

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Nelson water restrictions lifted – Nelson City Council

Water restrictions have been cancelled in Nelson as the current water supply is at a higher level than anticipated for the 2023/24 summer period. Council first announced water restrictions on 23 November 2023 with Nelson entering Stage One restrictions from 1 December 2023. Nelson moved into Stage Two restrictions on 20 December 2023. Group Infrastructure ...