With fireworks going on sale tomorrow, Fire and Emergency NZ is urging people to think before they light.
Between November 2 and 4 last year, there were 56 fireworks related incidents across New Zealand. Make sure you check the weather forecast, have water nearby and use the fireworks in a responsible manner.
Click here for more safety tips.
GeoNet has confirmed Bay of Plenty volcano White Island is erupting.
People living in or near the affected ashfall areas should:
-Consider staying indoors. Volcanic ash could be a health hazard, especially if you suffer from breathing difficulties
-When indoors, close all windows and doors to limit the entry of volcanic ash
-If caught in volcanic ashfalls: Wear a dust mask or use a cloth handkerchief over your nose and mouth; protect your eyes by wearing goggles. Wear eyeglasses, NOT contact lenses as fine ash will get under the lens
-Listen to the radio and/or TV for further assessment and updates
-Effects of a volcanic eruption can be experienced many kilometres from a volcano
Keep up to date with information and safety advice here.
Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.
6.3% Yes - I’m excited to implement it6.3% Complete
32.8% No - I never stick by them32.8% Complete
21.5% I haven’t thought about it yet21.5% Complete
39.4% I make goals throughout the year39.4% Complete