56 days ago

Five roads in West Auckland remain closed after floods

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Western Leader

Auckland Transport has confirmed five roads are still closed in the region’s west after flooding on Tuesday.

Part of Bethells Road towards the beach in Waitakere is washed out and not safe to use.

Spokesperson Mark Hannan said AT is looking at options for getting temporary access across nearby private land.

Mountain Road and Lone Kauri Road have slips which could take some time to repair, and two houses are cut off on Lone Kauri Road.

Te Henga Road from Falls Road to Bethells Road has slips, but there is a detour available. Opanuku Road has trees across it in a couple of places.

“There may be other roads with flooding or debris so please drive with extra care,” Hannan said.

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4 days ago

😀💉Covid-19: Auckland hits 90 per cent first doses, 75 per cent fully vaccinated💉😀

Fiona from Henderson

If the above headline found on Stuff's website is accurate, then allowing for the 5-8 weeks between vaccines, we should have some sort of freedom by Christmas - fingers crossed😉

2 hours ago

MOTAT Christmas Lights 10th anniversary spectacle cancelled

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A popular Christmas light show has been cancelled due to public safety concerns and the uncertainty of Covid-19 restrictions.

Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) announced on Wednesday that the 10th anniversary celebration of Christmas Lights will not go ahead this year.

MOTAT spokeswoman Sally Manuireva said the decision to cancel the event was a difficult one, as it is the museum’s largest event of the year.

The Auckland event was attended by over 60,000 visitors over 12 nights last year.

“While I know this may be disappointing news for many families who were looking forward to this event, keeping our visitors safe is our top priority,” Manuireva said.

“We’ve decided to make this call now to give our suppliers transparency and allow our team to focus on our summer programming.”

This marks the first occasion where MOTAT’s Christmas Lights has been canned.

MOTAT will still light up its heritage Pumphouse building and erect a 20ft Christmas tree which will be visible from Great North Road.

The Museum will release ‘12 Days of Christmas’, which consists of free online crafts and activities which can be accessed on the online education platform MOTAT.FUN.

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Linda from Henderson

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