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5 Tips To Stay Warm This Winter

The cost to heat our homes over winter makes up a major portion of our power bill every year. Here are a few easy tips to keep your home warm without getting a massive power bill. 1. Curtains Open all your curtains to let in

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Four Things to do on a Rainy Day in Kapiti

Winter’s coming up, time to bundle up and prepare to shelter whilst it pours down outside. But don’t let the rain put you off having a good time – here are four fun things to do on a rainy day in Kapiti. 1 – Go

Looking North from Raumati Beach

Kapiti Flooding and Sea Damage

Gita might have passed but the bad weather continues, last night 6 people were evacuated from their homes and fire crews have been out since 2.30am this morning responding to 12 calls regarding flooding. Most of these came from the Paraparaumu Beach area. Looking North

Reopening SH1 Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay

Update: The road has been reopen and there is a 50kph speed limit for northbound traffic. The New Zealand Transport Agency has announced that state highway 1 between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay will be reopened to traffic in both directions from 5 am tomorrow morning.

Kapiti Gita Damage Report

Flights in and out of Wellington were grounded,  power poles came crashing to the ground and electricity was out for almost 100 homes – all before the worst of ex-Cyclone Gita’s weather even made it to the capital. Got any photos or information? Email: [email protected]

How to Prepare for Gita

The guts of Cyclone Gita still have not hit us. Although we have already experienced most of the rain, sharp winds & some more rain is still to come.     The latest MetService report states that we should expect the worst winds of the