The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:
TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising Aucklanders to avoid unnecessary travel into the city centre," says Auckland Transport spokesperson John Nottage.
"If you can work from home or from a non-central location, or start work later in the day, we recommend you do so. More updates here.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Auckland Transport says detours are affecting the NX2 22A, 22N, 22R, 221X, 223X, 24B, 24R, 24W, 243X, 248X, 82, 802, 923, 75, 18, 151X, 171X, 172X, 195X, 209, 105, 106, 110, 125X, 129, 132, 132X, 133, 133X, 134 InnerLink and OuterLink bus services. There are also changes to bus stops.
-The SkyCity carpark was expected to open this morning and customers whose cars were stuck in the carpark on Tuesday night wouldn't be charged for the extra day.
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as action of DIY Bird First Aid "C-san" of Murrays Bay has been tending to a blind baby bird found on her driveway.
she has been giving it water from a pipette fashioned out of a straw, and has noticed an adult bird nearby feeding it.
she heard a terrible racket last night and went outside to find the adult bird standing in front of the cardboard box with the baby bird, screaming at a cat looking for a midnight snack.
this prompted her to want a more robust and cat-proof structure to house the bird during the night (as it is "not wanted" inside)...
she went to the local big-box hardware store to get a letterbox to do the job but contacted me when she found the cheapest "crap" letterbox to be $ND70.
she dug through our resource centre and found a small cage (for free, from MPHS Tipping Point) wood roof (from a discarded art crate), and some coffee sacks (from JDEcoffee factory in East Tamaki). she added a bell from her "craft supplies" at home, as she noticed that the bird is unsettled unless there is a chime now and again.