Auckland Council has alerted beach-goers to 39 city spots that have a "high risk" of illness from swimming.
The warnings come after yesterday's deluge of rain that overloaded parts of the storm and wastewater networks. A black alert indicating a very high risk of illness from swimming was issued for Castor Bay just after 3pm yesterday.
It's recommended that people do not enter the water while the warnings are in place.
Check here to see where's safe to swim.
Source: NZ Herald
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I am sharing the news that 4 beautiful, healthy, 100 year old Oak trees that shade the path leading down to the train tracks and domain tunnel from Gibraltar Crescent are being cut down by Summerset Development tomorrow. This is being done without providing the public or neighbours notice.
The council has accepted a nomination to list these trees as notable and therefore protected, so Summerset is rushing through the destruction of these trees tomorrow before they can be protected. Neighbours to the development offered to allow Summerset to build an extra floor above the normal height if they would save the trees and this has been refused.
If anyone can do anything to help it would be amazing! Please share this and shame Summerset Group.
Hazy skies caused by the Australian bush fires are set to linger this weekend.
Northwesterly winds have blown a hazy plume of smoke across the Tasman Sea, and while it has mostly affected the South Island in recent weeks, it has moved up the country.
The "robust plume" is expected to head to the South Island late on Saturday.
The haze has been causing a yellowish-orange, hue at sunset, making for some sweet sunset photos. Share your photos in the comments!
(Our photo is of the sun setting over the Waitākere Ranges, taken by visual journalist Ricky Wilson.)