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Watercare: restrictions remain ahead of dry spring

Water restrictions are likely to remain in place this summer. A long-range weather forecast reaffirming earlier predictions of an extremely dry spring means it’s now...

Kōkako rescue mission a success at Hunua dam

Auckland Council rangers swooped to the rescue of a juvenile kōkako at the weekend. The bird turned up several weeks ago in the Cossey Dam...

Dam levels rising but more rain needed

Our dams are slowly but surely filling up but are still way off water levels for this time of year. But there is still more...

Heavy rainfall pushes dam levels above 50 per cent capacity

Auckland’s dams have received a welcome top-up pushing them to their highest level since early April. Watercare today confirmed that while the dams still need...

Good rain nudges dam levels up

Heavy rain over the weekend has topped up the dams a little. Watercare reports that 21.5mm of rain fell yesterday in the Hunua Ranges bringing...

Dam levels slowly on the rise says Watercare

The region’s dam levels are slowly edging upwards but are still way off normal capacity. According to Watercare’s latest drought status update (as at Monday),...

Dam levels rising slowly but surely

Steady and often heavy rainfall is making small but incremental rises in water levels in Auckland’s drought-hit dams. In the Hunua Ranges 14mm of rain...

Urgent rainfall needed to fill dams

While last week’s much-needed heavy rain was welcomed by water utility company Watercare, the region’s dams are still well-short. The dams in the Hunua Ranges...

Hunua Ranges 1080 drop to go ahead

Auckland Council is pleased with the decision by the Environment Court released on 21 September confirming that it can go ahead with its planned...

Hunua Ranges 1080 drop, operational team on weather watch

The Hunua Ranges will shortly get another dosing of 1080 to combat possums, rats and stoats. Auckland Council’s second planned aerial pest control operation in...

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