51 days ago


Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

MetService is predicting some really nasty weather from this evening until Tuesday morning. It has issued the following warnings for STRONG WIND and HEAVY RAIN for the Wellington Region.
WELLINGTON and the KAPITI COAST south of Otaki Valid: 6 hours from 7:00 pm Monday to 1:00 am Tuesday Forecast: Period of rain with locally heavy falls. Expect 50 to 60mm to accumulate, peak intensities 10 to 20mm per hour this evening.
WELLINGTON and KAPITI COAST south of Otaki. Valid: 13 hours from 9:00 pm Monday to 10:00 am Tuesday Forecast: Southerly gales are forecast to be severe at times, with gusts reaching 120 km/h.

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6 minutes ago

Every Wellington river poorly rated for safe swimming

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington rivers could spell trouble for swimmers this week, with every popular spot in the region ranked as either unsuitable for swimming, or at least requiring caution.
Toxic algae blooms and elevated levels of E. Coli are prompting warnings from Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA), which provides updates on 125 spots in the Wellington region.
On Tuesday morning, according to LAWA, 16 of 20 popular river spots in the region were unsuitable for swimming, and caution was advised for the remaining four due to large amounts of E. Coli bacteria and toxic algae blooms.
Toxic algae and E. Coli both cause gastrointestinal illness and infections, with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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1 day ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

3 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbourly folk, this one should not be to hard.