35 days ago

NZTA warns it could close the Auckland Harbour Bridge during storm

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Transport authorities have pulled double-decker buses from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and are warning it could close completely during a massive storm forecast for much of the country. this weekend.

MetService previously said travel disruptions are likely this weekend, as severe gales, heavy rain and big waves batter the country, followed by cold Antarctic air bringing snow to low levels in the deep south.

Meteorologists believe the storm could be “one of the most widespread severe weather events this year”.

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) general manager of transport services Brett Gliddon advised motorcyclists and those driving high-sided vehicles to avoid the bridge.

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you agree with the euthanasia and cannabis referendum preliminary results?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

New Zealand has voted 'yes' to euthanasia and 'no' to cannabis in preliminary results- but the final count could still change that result.

We won't know the outcome of the special votes until the official results are released on November 6.

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Do you agree with the euthanasia and cannabis referendum preliminary results?
  • 53.1% Yes
    53.1% Complete
  • 46.9% No
    46.9% Complete
550 votes
1 day ago

Poll: Should fireworks be banned?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland skies will soon be alight with fireworks displays.

With Guy Fawkes looming, the event sparks ongoing debate over the use of fireworks.

Auckland Council and a range of national organisations have renewed calls to ban the private use and sale of fireworks after a parliamentary select committee decided in August to leave regulations unchanged.

Some people will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Day, held to commemorate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.

Should fireworks be banned?

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Should fireworks be banned?
  • 74.9% Yes
    74.9% Complete
  • 25.1% No
    25.1% Complete
529 votes
2 days ago

Police puppy named: Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police asked and you responded.

Members of the public have helped to christen Auckland Police's new puppy Etu.

Police appealed to the public last week for suggestions for a name starting with E for their latest canine recruit.

People were quick to come up with names.

Echo, Ernie, Eddie and Ezra were top contenders but officers were taken with the name Etu.

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