40 days ago

We Say, You Say: Beach Safety

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.

The vast majority could not do so.

According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.

“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”

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3 days ago

Could the geat Polynesian migration turn kids on to science and tech

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

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4 days ago

Global Recognition For Dominion Road Nightlife

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The Dominion Road Business Association has earned a Purple Flag accreditation, the international endorsement for a safe evening experience.

The accolade has been won under the umbrella of the association with the project funded by Albert-Eden Local Board.

Purple Flag was launched in the United Kingdom in 2009 by the Association of Town and City Management as a robust accreditation with annual assessments.

Today more than 100 destinations across Europe and the United Kingdom share the status.

But the Dominion Rd precinct is the first destination in the southern hemisphere to achieve Purple Flag status.

The accreditation process started in October 2019 and was finished in February 2021.

Dominion Road Business Association Manager Gary Holmes said having Purple Flag accreditation will further help Dominion Road achieve its vision of being a "world within a street".

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13 hours ago

Government grants now available

EECA

Everyone deserves a warm, comfortable home.

See if you’re eligible for free insulation and 90% off heaters with a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

For more details visit WarmerKiwiHomes.govt.nz
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