Confused how we can have two 50 year storms in two weeks? What’s going on, shouldn’t they only happen once every fifty years? How do statistical return periods really work as they can seem pretty misleading! - Jason
Confused how we can have two 50 year storms in two weeks

The 100 Year Flood Is Not What You Think It Is (Maybe)

Today on Practical Engineering we're talking about hydrology, and I took a little walk through my neighborhood to show you some infrastructure you may have n...

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Join us on Saturday 6 May 2017, from 1-4pm to take part in a test activation of our Community Hub (Civil Defence Centre), followed by a community barbeque.
Join us on Saturday 6 May 2017 from 14pm to take part

Featherston earthquake response simulation

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WEATHER UPDATE - 11.15 am Thursday 13 April

The Metservice warnings for the Wellington region have not changed; they are still forecasting a short sharp burst of wind overnight; with some rain (but not warning levels) as the remnants of Cyclone Cook pass through the region.

At the moment it is 'business as usual' round the region - buses, trains, ferries, flights are running as normal. I...
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WEATHER UPDATE - 17.34

Evening all - yes it's a little bit wet out there. We’ve checked in with the Metservice and just wanted to give you an update for our region. For tomorrow afternoon through to Friday morning it looks like we are going to have gale force winds as the remnants of Cyclone Cook pass through the region.

These winds are going to go from sou-Easterly (Thur afternoon) to...
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Live Facebook draw of our water tank...
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Well, that was a bit of a shake! Sounds like Wairarapa had one a bit earlier too! - Kerry

Here's the details, it'll take a little time to be reviewed by a seismologist, so the numbers and exact location may shift around a little.

[ Geonet.org.nz Link ]

And here's the details for the earlier one - [ Geonet.org.nz Link ]
Well that was a bit of a shake Sounds like Wairarapa had one a bit earlier too Kerry

GeoNet - Quakes

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From our friends up in Whakatane who have been affected by flooding. The idea of donating money, not goods, holds true for all relief work. Unless there is a specific request for particular items through official channels, your donated items may cause more problems than good. - Kerry
From our friends up in Whakatane who have been affected by flooding

Edgecumbe & Eastern Bay of Plenty (EBOP) Mayoral Flood Appeal - Givealittle

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There's a slip on Middleton Rd, by Burdendale Grove in Wellington that's still got material coming down, so it will take a while before it can be cleared. If you live north of there on Middleton Rd, please head up to the Westchester Drive turn off to get around it. - Kerry

EDIT: This will still be a problem during the morning commute, so those living in Churton Park/Glenside should head out...
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Theres a slip on Middleton Rd by Burdendale Grove in Wellington thats
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Advisory from Wellington Water - there have been a number of wastewater overflows in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua.

A good reminder to KEEP OUT of floodwaters, and to avoid swimming or seafood collection for the next 48 hours - Sarah
Advisory from Wellington Water there have been a number of wastewater overflows
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A reminder that our friends at Metlink have up to date information on their website:[ Metlink.org.nz Link ]

Looks like there are a few delays at the moment - Sarah

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WEATHER AND ROAD UPDATES 9.30AM

All weather warnings have been lifted for the region but we are still going to get some rain during the day. Rivers are running high so take care and stay out of flood waters.

Greys Road in Porirua is still closed due to surface flooding. Plimmerton Roundabout is open but down to one lane only and NZTA are asking people to delay travel. There are a number of...
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ALL THIS RAIN WILL FILL UP A WATER TANK QUICKLY!

Don’t have one? Then we can help!

This week we are giving away a water tank. That’s right and we'll even deliver it for you. We know how important it is having enough water in an emergency.

Jinnie was thrilled last week as she got our Grab and Go bag by correctly spotting the Carter Fountain in Oriental Bay. Tell us what regional landmark...
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Hey folks,

Come along and listen to a truely inspirational talk by Stephanie Rearick from the United States.

Stephanie has a lot of experience building stronger community and economic regeneration at the grassroots through Mutual Aid Networks and Timebanking - Scott
Hey folks Come along and listen to a truely inspirational talk by
Daylight Saving Time ends tonight! While you are putting the clocks back an hour and testing your smoke alarm and changing the batteries, check out anything you do have stored away for an emergency to make sure it's still there, and is still good.

There's a reason I store my food in the pantry where I can keep an eye on it, I don't want any of my food looking like this! - Kerry
Daylight Saving Time ends tonight While you are putting the clocks back
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What could the new ARO VALLEY community centre look like? Come along to the Our Centre Our Plan workshop tomorrow at 48 Aro Street 11.30 - 3.30 to get involved and contribute to the designs, ideas and activities! - Jason
What could the new ARO VALLEY community centre look like Come along
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How could you get activities going in your community?

We’re working with our friends from Hack Miramar to develop a course to share skills that could help you nurture community-driven projects through to becoming a reality. Mike is running a similar course for leading tech industry communities as a pilot. You can sign up here. - Jason.
How could you get activities going in your community

It's Not About You | Tech Community building that goes beyond yourself.

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MORE FREE STUFF TO WIN

There are two more weeks to go of our month long competition.

Congratulations to Karen who won our Grab and Go bag draw last week by correctly identifying the Brooklyn wind turbine.

This week we are partnering up with EQC. Sometime between cleaning the bathroom and walking the dog this weekend, take some time to check in with your foundations. You don’t see a lot of...
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MORE FREE STUFF TO WIN There are two more weeks to go
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