Work on bridges damaged in the April storm is ongoing with contractors completing construction at Rerewhakaaitu bridge 3 this week.
Next week, from Tuesday 23 October, contractors will be moving to Rerewhakaaitu bridge 2.
The road closure currently in place at bridge 3 will be shifted to bridge 2 for the duration of the repair work, which is likely to be four to five weeks (weather permitting).
The localised detour currently in place via Yankee Road/Northern Boundary Road will remain in place.
Property access from Tuesday 23 October will be as follows:
•396 – 505 Rerewhakaaitu Road: All access via Yankee Road / Ashpit Road
•51 – 300 Rerewhakaaitu Road: All access via SH38 / Brett Road
All property owners between the two bridges (bridges 2 and 3) are being advised by letter about the road closure changes.
Rotorua Lakes Council would like to thank the residents for their ongoing patience while the works are being carried out.
For any questions or concerns people can contact Council via 07 348 4199 or email@example.com
It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.
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My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.
People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.
This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.
People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.
Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.
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