As we approach summer we are reminded of the change we are seeing in our New Zealand seasons.
We can all recall the images of the impacts of extreme recent rains in urban Auckland and rural Canterbury. As summer temperatures warm and the season gets longer and longer, the cooling degree day analysis and heatwave days can help you to prepare for such events.
Climate Insights has added two new variables to its Residential Property Climate Risk Report: tropical cyclone and tsunami risk. Information is knowledge. A Climate Insights property report on your residential property also includes tips on what can be done to improve the resilience of your property and householders to emerging weather and climate risks. It only takes minutes to generate a report for any address.
Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.
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From 11.59PM tonight, Level 2 water restrictions are in place for Wellington and South Wairarapa. ?
This means there is a ban on sprinklers and irrigation systems. You can use handheld watering devices at any time, on any day, so long as you don't leave them unattended.
These restrictions are essential to ensure we have enough water to supply the entire region. This follows the recent warm and dry weather, a significant spike in water use, and dropping river levels.
You can learn more here ?