56 metre long wind turbines set to travel through Whanganui

Sourced from Whanganui Chronicle One hundred 56 metre wind turbine blades will move through Whanganui over the coming days as they are shifted to Manawatū to free a cargo...

Council says Ruapehu off to a good start in isolation

Self-isolation in Ruapehu off to a good start Ruapehu Civil Defence said that the first day of the response to Alert Level 4 requiring anyone not in an...

Coronavirus testing in your area

If you are displaying flu-like symptoms or have recently traveled, you NEED TO PHONE HEALTHLINE FIRST: 0800 358 5453 RAETIHI, OHAKUNE AND SURROUNDING AREAS The local Community Based Assessment...

Rubbish and recycling changes for Taupō during Covid-19 lockdown

Sourced from Taupō District Council Kerbside rubbish collection will continue across the Taupō District, but there will be no kerbside recycling collection and only bagged rubbish will be accepted...

Desert Rd night closures start March 15th

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be closing State Highway 1 Desert Road overnight for five nights from Sunday 15 March for resurfacing work in the Three...

Small earthquakes under Mt Ruapehu over the weekend

Sourced from Rotorua Daily Post A series of small volcanic earthquakes rumbled beneath Mt Ruapehu at the weekend. GNS Science says the larger events at the start of the quakes...

Planned power outage for Taihape, Waiouru, Sunday 16th Feb

There's a planned power outage in place for Taihape, Waiouru and surrounding areas this Sunday, 16th February. Emergency Management Officer Nick Watson said that although Council’s water services...

Large fire in Rangitikei over the weekend

Sourced from NZHerald.co.nz Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) was called around 3.50pm on Saturday, February 8, to the fire near Santoft between Pukepapa Rd extension and Brandon Hall...

Fire ban declared in Ruapehu, Taranaki and Whanganui

Sourced from RNZ.co.nz A total fire ban is in place for Taranaki, Whanganui and Ruapehu due to tinder-dry conditions in these regions. Principal rural fire officer Nigel Dravitzki said all...

SPCA offers $10 “snip n’ chip” for Ruapehu felines

Bookings are limited, so cat owners should visit our participating vet clinics; Ruapehu Vet Services, VetEnt Taumarunui and Totally Vets Taumarunui, to purchase your Snip ‘n’ Chip...