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The Metservice has issued a weather watch for Whanganui for the possibility of heavy rain (70mm in 12 hours) from tonight until Saturday afternoon. Our emergency management team is keeping an eye on the weather forecast plus our river levels, which are reasonably low, in case anything changes. Please take care when travelling and we will update you if the situation changes.
 
Ngāi Tahu Road Shows are being held throughout Te Ika-a-Māui and Australia from May to September this year. These are an opportunity for Ngāi Tahu whānau to come together and celebrate Ngāi Tahutanga and whanaungatanga, learn about the Settlement, find out about their whakapapa (genealogy) and hear…
 

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Latest from the Transport Agency: NZTA is currently assessing a large slip on State Highway 4 (Paraparas) which is set to keep the Whanganui to Raetihi route closed until late tomorrow, and possibly longer. The slip north of Fields Track at the Hapokopoko Bluffs has dumped approximately 500m3 of material onto the road and contractors and geotechnical engineers who are currently on-site have identified a large deposit of loose material at the top of the Bluffs, which is unstable. A...
 

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Road closure - we've been advised that a large slip has closed Kauarapaoa Road, 19 km up from Papiti Road. Access beyond that point can only be via Rangitatau East Road. The road is expected to be closed until midday tomorrow (Friday 21st July).
 

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If you've been without power in Gonville or Castlecliff, we've been advised by Powerco it should be back on by 1 pm today. You can get updates on powercuts from your electricity retailer - please don't call Powerco as they need to keep their emergency 0800 line free.
 
We have two venues this year for the big latch on! The Davis Central City Library and the Gonville Cafe Library. We have two venues this year for the big latch on! The Davis Central City Library and the Gonville Cafe Library.
 

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Roading update: Kauarapaoa Road is now open. Thanks for your patience while we cleared the slip. Here's an image of the slip before it was cleared - a mixture of soil and tree trunks which fell onto the road. Other smaller slips on the Whanganui River Road and on Burma Road have also been cleared.
 
Some amazing Alice Bottles created this morning. Thanks for the wonderful turnout. Enjoy the rest of your day. Some amazing Alice Bottles created this morning. Thanks for the wonderful turnout. Enjoy the rest of your day.
 

The perspectives for landing humans on Mars in the...

The perspectives for landing humans on Mars in the next few decades appear to be bleak, since NASA’s current budget simply can’t cover the expenses for a manned mission to the Red Planet, according to the space agency’s human exploration and operation chief.
 

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We've had an update from NZTA that State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi (Parapara Road) is now open. If you're heading through please drive with caution as there's still snow about. We've had an update from NZTA that State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi (Parapara Road) is now open. If you're heading through please drive with caution as there's still snow about.
 

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PARKS AND FACILITIES UPDATE All WDC managed sportsfields have been assessed and the following restrictions apply: - Peat Park is closed - Wembley Park – Number 2 field is unavailable for play. Fields 1, 5 and 6 are only to have one game for the weekend. Fields 7 and 8 can have two games. The extension is available if required. Bason Botanical Reserve, Virginia Lake Reserve and Kowhai Park are all open.
 

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ELECTRICITY UPDATE Power has been restored to some areas, but around 300 homes in Whanganui are still without power. Anyone coming across downed lines should keep well clear of them and call emergency services on 111 or Powerco on 0800 27 27 27 immediately. These numbers are for emergency calls only. If your power is out, please contact your electricity supplier for information or check the faults page at http://www.powerco.co.nz/Power-Cuts/ for outage details. Powerco’s 0800 number...
 

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ROADING AND TRAVEL UPDATE - A large slip has closed Kauarapaoa Road, 19 km up from Papaiti Road. Access beyond that point is via Rangitatau East Road. It is a large slip and will take several days to clear - All other roads are open We advise people to avoid non-essential travel today and exercise extreme caution if you do have to go out. Snow, fallen trees and slips are hazards throughout our district. For highway information check the NZTA website:
 

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STORM UPDATE - POWER AND ROADING *Power* Power has been restored to some areas, but parts of Virginia Road, St Johns Hill, Westmere and Aramoho are still without power. Residents in Great North Road may also be affected due to a tree going through the powerlines. If your power is out, contact your electricity supplier for information. *Roading* Whanganui District Council crews are checking urban and rural roads in our district and we'll keep you up-to-date as they report back. - Fallen...
 

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STORM UPDATE There have been a number of power outages around the district. Power has been restored to some areas, but Mannington Road, Virginia Road, parts of Aramoho and Westmere are still without power. Residents in Great North Road may also be affected due to a tree going through the powerlines. If your power is out, contact your electricity supplier for information. *Roading and Travel* Avoid non-essential travel today and exercise extreme caution if you do have to go out. Numerous...
 
Despite the bad weather Operatunity has made it here! It's lovely and warm at the Centre, but make sure you take care out there. Despite the bad weather Operatunity has made it here! It's lovely and warm at the Centre, but make sure you take care out there.
 
We’re preparing for a few days of severe winter weather, so we want to ensure you’re all prepared too! Storms can result in power/internet/landline outages, and road closures. www.happens.nz has a template, so sit down with your family and make a plan, Stan. Some tips might seem obvious, however in recent events farmers have also been caught out. Whether you’re urban or rural – please stay safe, because what never happens, happens.
 

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Strong winds are expected to strengthen through the day. The following parks will be closed due to the risk of falling branches and other debris: - Bason Reseve - Virginia Lake (this including the aviary and the Winter Gardens) - James McGregor Arboretum at Kowhai Park Other parks will remain open for now but we urge people to stay away from trees as a safety measure. If rain gets heavy the playground at Kowhai Park may also be closed later today.
 
Good morning all, Due to the bad weather conditions, the mobile bus will not be going out today. Stay safe and warm. Good morning all, Due to the bad weather conditions, the mobile bus will not be going out today. Stay safe and warm.
 

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Wild weather is lashing the country today and we're advising caution in these very high winds. Please secure your outdoor furniture etc - there are a few trampolines flying about this morning! Business owners, please bring in or secure your signs. And if your power is out, contact your electricity supplier for information. Our crews are out this morning checking urban and rural roads in our district and we'll keep you up-to-date as they report back. For highway closures and weather...
 

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Severe Weather Watch - up to the minute Weather Warnings from all across New Zealand including Weather Warning maps at MetService.com Severe Weather Watch - up to the minute Weather Warnings from all across New Zealand including Weather Warning maps at MetService.com