Thanks for your patience with our closure of Seaview Road, we're pleased to say that we have now competely finished operations at the site, and Seaview Road is now open again to traffic.
Thanks are also due to the other agencies that provided assistance thoughout the day, and also those businesses that had to close down due to the smoke hazard. A special thanks must go to the crew from the Salvation Army who turned out hot drinks, burgers, and bars of chocolate throughout most of the afternoon and night, and they only left as the final pack up started. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.
For those that are interested, we finally declared the fire out at around 8.30pm this evening, after a great deal of effort by both our own crews and onsite staff to pull the steel mountain down and extinguish all the hotspots within.
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.
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Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
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