Words and picture by Louise Thomas.
"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some days are blessed with a little extra and the unexpected. Today I came across an unbanded pair of kākāriki/red-crowned parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) fossicking in the undergrowth, then feeding in the trees – blissfully unaware they are relicts of better times. Hopefully proof-positive they are spreading in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Wellington Botanic Gardens."
It looks like we are going to get more bad weather today. MetService has a heavy rain watch for Kāpiti and Horowhenua in place until 6pm on Tuesday and a heavy rain warning for the Tararua ranges for the same period
Harcourt Werry Drive, Block Road, and the Riverbank Car Park are now all open.
Some clean up still needs to be done within the River Bank Car Park, the cycle paths next to the river, and the footpath along Block Road.
How did you go in the storm?
Stood along with Regional and City Council staff and business folk watching the Hutt River hurtle down to the sea.
YES folks we need flood protection.