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This Severe Weather Watch applies from 3am tomorrow morning. A period of heavy rain for parts of northern and central New Zealand, also North Otago A trough is forecast to move southeast across northern and central New Zealand on Monday, preceded by a moist northeast flow and rain, then followed by unsettled northwesterlies. Heavy Rain […]

The Prime Minister has today announced that as at 11:59pm this evening the following areas will be joining Auckland in Level 3 lockdown. Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Raglan and Hamilton City. Unlike Auckland the boundaries will be subject to some police stops but due to the number of roads it will not be possible to […]

There have been two positive cases in the Waikato. One is in Raglan and the other in Hamilton East. The Waikato Hospital is in full lockdown and people are being asked to stay away. we understand that calls to the Hospital enquiring into visiting patients are being told the hospital is in lockdown and they […]

NZ Transport Agency is planning chipseal repairs on State Highway 25 and State Highway 25A that will get underway starting next week. Waikato System Manager Cara Lauder says chipseal crews will start at the western end of SH25 on Monday 4 October and will reseal over 100 sites in time for the busy Christmas period. […]

We’ve now seen the Governments plan albeit with not a lot of detail, and the determination to introduce their reforms with absolute haste. Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced in the house yesterday that the Government intended to introduce Legislation to push ahead with Three Waters. This is despite overwhelming rejection of the current concept by 63 […]

We have been providing updates and interviews on this topic for sometime now. During this period we have been seeing a national tsunami of concern mounting as each day goes by. Locally the calls for this reform to be stopped have gathered momentum. However Christopher Luxon, National Party spokesperson for Local Government has issued a […]

A Bill introduced to Parliament on Tuesday, and now rushed through its first reading under urgency, would empower the Government to adjourn polling day multiple times without constraint – and not just in an election year, but the year after as well. The interpretation from the opposition is that it would mean Government could delay […]

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has set a clear expectation at today’s 1pm news conference that Cabinet will not remove the current boarder around Auckland. Cabinet will consider next Monday whether to lower levels for Auckland from 3 to 2 and the rest of New Zealand to potentially drop from level 2 to level 1. However, […]

Anti – Three Waters Reforms – campaigner Benjamin Dunbar-Smith has announced 3 further meetings over the next few days as he tries to spread his views on why the proposed Government reforms should be scrapped. Meetings are to be held in Tairua on Friday night, then a midday meeting in Waihi on Saturday and finally […]

A positive sign of Covid has been found in wastewater testing from a sample taken in Tauranga on Sept 23. The Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has encouraged Tauranga residents to get tested. In other news, PM Jacinda Ardern has today announced changes to rules governing people wanting to leave through the Auckland borders. […]

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