Anya: Hilling street lunch time
Basil: Any Flooding !!!!! Check this out. Bottom of Firle Place.
Today Auckland experienced it’s highest ever rainfall rate per hour for June.
Many drainage systems were simply overwhelmed while for some others an all too familiar pattern repeated itself. For a lucky few, drainage improvements by Auckland Council saved the day.
Nicki Tawharu: I can happily say that the major drainage that the council put through my driveway last year worked - 3 years ago had 2 major house floods. If anyone has issues with flooding from the council drains not coping - hassle them until they do something
Christina Francis: No flooding here ... just as well with the money spent on drainage recently :-) But lawn is sodden and the bunny is a bit on the damp side!
Did you experience any weather related problems?
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Earlier this month Holcim’s cement tankers made what were supposed to be their last visits to Onehunga. The Milburn Carrier II departed but MV Westport remained. The plan was for her to be laid up until sold. After a few days she sailed again and BEACON BHB was surprised that the ship may have been sold so quickly.
BEACON asked Holcim CHC HQ what had happened and we were advised by Robyn:
“As those involved in shipping know - never say never!
The MV Westport ended up taking another load from Westport and is due to leave there at 5.00pm Wednesday (tomorrow) and we're looking at arrival back in Onehunga on [UPDATED] Saturday 2 July 9.30am, weather permitting. But this could change!”
Apparently they found a bit more cement.
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Two Monterey Pines were deconstructed Sunday 19th June 2016.
Originally the Auckland Council planned to fell all 11 pines but after community feedback this was reduced to just two dead/dangerous trees. The remaining trees will be monitored for safety.
The pines are a landmark and can be seen for miles in some approaches to Blockhouse Bay.
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This is the week that decades of commercial coastal shipping comes to an end at Onehunga.
Holcim Cement is landing the final loads at Onehunga. The Westport will arrive for it’s final visit and remain at Onehunga until sold. The Milburn Carrier II is due in Friday morning at 8.15am (17th June), leaving Saturday morning at 7.30am (18th June). This will be her last visit to Onehunga.
The MV Westport has visited Onehunga over 1100 times. No other ship has come close to reaching this milestone at Onehunga, with fellow vessel MV Milburn Carrier II the next best on the all-time visit list having made close to 950 calls to Onehunga.
In future Cement will come from Japan into the new facility at Auckland.