51 days ago

Have you resorted to cutting your own hair?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

For many New Zealanders, there's never been a better time to give themselves DIY bangs, a drunken bowl cut or partial shave of the head.
But worried stylists across the country are preparing for the hair-pocalypse when salons reopen. Have you resorted to cutting your own hair? How did it go?

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21 hours ago

Sludge trucking operation comes to an end

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Wellington Water have successfully tested the first liner in the Mt Albert sludge pipes – which means the sludge trucking operation has come to an end.
There will be the odd truck passing through over the coming week or so as the sludge tanks at Moa Point are cleared, but the 24/7 operation is over.
For more information, visit: www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

1 hour ago

Low-tech solution

The Team from Wellington Water

Sometimes a low-tech tool is the answer.

A blocked stormwater pipe in Titahi Bay led to a CCTV investigation, which identified a blockage about 7 meters from the manhole cover. A water jetter was winched through the pipe and cleared out cans, bottles, Lego blocks and other bits of plastic, but a tangle of roots seen on the screen wouldn’t budge.

Here we have Servicepersons Grayson (at the back holding the handle) and Tito using a corkscrew extended to 7 meters to clear roots out of the pipe.

20 hours ago

Aramex Overwhelmed

Caryl from Seatoun

On the 20th a package of perishables was scanned as having left Whangarei for Wellington. Today (26th) I got an update saying it would be another 5-7 working days. The depots are overwhelmed. Wonder what sorting strategies they use? Have they employed more sorters and drivers? And our lovely, courteous Seatoun driver was delivering last Sunday, bless him.