The NZ Transport Agency is reminding drivers to slow down and take extra care on South Island roads today with heavy overnight and morning rain causing surface flooding throughout Tasman, Marlborough, Kaikoura coast, and mid and south Canterbury.
Earlier in June and July, the NZ Transport Agency invited members of the public to have their say on short to medium term road improvements to High Street, Motueka, in Tasman District, to make it safer for everyone and improve traffic flows.
The NZ Transport Agency reminds drivers that heavy rain is forecast for the South Island’s east coast in the next two days. As well as the forecast heavy rain and gales in some places, potholes from the recent snow and rain mean drivers need to take extra care and build in time for long journeys.
People using the Lewis Pass/ SH7 highway this morning and up till early afternoon will be encouraged to stop at Murchison and Culverden as the highway is closed due to a truck trailer hazardous goods fire near Boyle River.
A small pale pink flower blooming from cracks and crevices along Auckland’s Oakley Creek has caught the eye of botanists who believe they may be propagating a new, previously unidentified native species of geranium.