57 days ago

Severe rainfall causes flooding in Auckland, around 60 homes evacuated

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Aucklanders are being forced to evacuate their homes after severe rainfall overnight caused localised flooding.

Around 50 to 60 homes have been evacuated and an emergency shelter has been set up at 6 Henderson Valley Road.

West Auckland has been hit the worst with flooding in Helensville, Kumeu, Henderson Valley and Rānui.

Firefighters received around 170 weather related calls overnight.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said evacuation advice overrides Covid-19 restrictions.

Auckland’s two vaccination centres at the Trusts Arena and the Airport have been damaged and will not open until 11am.

SH16 through Kumeu is closed due to flooding between Matua Road and Riverhead Road, and Waka Kotahi has reports of fallen trees and slips across the wider network.

MetService said heavy rain is expected to continue throughout Tuesday.

Neighbourly spokesperson Sarah Moore encourages people to check in on their neighbours - especially if they’re elderly or alone.

“But ensure you're abiding by Level 4 rules consider emailing, texting or using Neighbourly to send a message. Even if they're doing well, the connection will mean a lot,” she said.

“When there's a break in the weather carefully head outside to check whether anything is blocking your drains or has come loose in a storm. Don't rush - things could be slippery. If you do notice damage make sure you take photos in case you need to lodge an insurance claim.”

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7 days ago

Explore Auckland’s street art by bike to win $1000 worth in prizes

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An exciting way to stay active during the Covid-19 lockdown, explore Auckland and win prizes has arrived in the form of the Street Art Bike Challenge.

To participate people simple need to snap a photo of themselves, their bike, a piece of street art, and share the photo with the hashtag #streetartbikechallenge.

The event will run throughout October and aims to encourage people to cycle around the city and stay active throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.

It is being hosted by EcoMatters Bike Hubs, who have compiled a map of over 200 street art pieces around Auckland to get people started.

Over $1000 worth in prizes are up for grabs. Will you be participating in the Street Art Bike Challenge?

Share your photos below!

18 hours ago

Trick or Treat.

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Have some fun on Halloween.
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Brush your teeth for 3 minutes after every meal to ensure excellent oral health.
2. Floss every day
It is impossible to reach the tight spaces between your teeth and under the gumline with a toothbrush.
Be very careful with hart and sticky sweets.
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1 day ago

Who’ll get my record collection?

Public Trust

We all have special things we want to protect and share with the people we love when we pass away. It could be your record collection, perhaps some artwork, or even that classic car you’ve spent so long restoring. If it’s important to you, put it in your will. ​

An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy – and your prized possessions. ​

If you last made a will when disco was all the rage, it’s time for an update. ​
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