Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.
Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet.
This world premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.
*Participants must be available to travel on Wednesday 6th November.
ℹ️ For those people with concerns about family/whanau or friends that may have been involved in today's incident at Whakaari/White Island, you can contact authorities via the following channels:
▶️ NZ Residents call 105, or go to the Police website.
▶️ International concerns please call +64 9105 105
At the request of New Zealand Police, New Zealand Red Cross has activated the Family Links website for people wanting to register themselves as safe or register an inquiry about a loved one.
If you are worried about a friend or family member following the Whakaari / White Island eruption, first contact them as you normally would.
If you cannot make contact, you can register them by visiting the Red Cross website - redcross.org.nz Please note this website does not host an official list of missing persons, and information is submitted by members of the public.
Whakatāne District Council are aware of an eruption at White Island/Whakaari.
In response the lead agency is The New Zealand Police working with Bay of Plenty Civil Defense.
Please advise that Muriwai Drive is now closed - avoid the area for emergency vehicles.
We will share further details as they come to hand.
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.