A woman whose car was spun around by the wind twice on the Remutaka Hill Rd said the State Highway 2 route was too dangerous and should have been closed on Tuesday.
Gusts of up to 135 kmh blasted the summit of the road connecting Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa making for a hairy crossing for many motorists on Tuesday.
Waka Kotahi issued a warning on Tuesday afternoon via Twitter saying it might close the road at short notice due to high winds, but it remained open.
Regional transport systems manager Mark Owen said they were monitoring conditions on the hill, but the wind did not reach their threshold of consistently reaching gust speeds of over 140 kmh over at least a period of half an hour, which would trigger a closure.
Greta Morrison from Wadestown and Bear.
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Wellingtonians are warmly invited to attend the official events being held to mark New Zealand’s national day of remembrance:
6.00am Dawn Service, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
9.00am Wellington Citizens Wreath-Laying Service, Cenotaph Precinct, corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street
11.00am National Commemoration Service, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
2.30pm Atatürk Memorial Service, Atatürk Memorial, Bowes Crescent, Strathmore
If attending, please follow all relevant COVID-19 guidelines.
For full details, visit www.mch.govt.nz/anzac-day
I bought this old army hat in the Hutt for dress-up's over 20 years ago. With Anzac coming up next month, and not wanting to send it to another op shop, wondered where it would be best to take it. It never had a band on it, and doesn't appear to have any name. Any ideas where I should take it?