Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, February 3rd, 2023 - 187 comments
As property investors indicate an intention to raise rents, Renters United and 20+ community groups call for a rent freeze in Auckland.
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 pm, January 27th, 2023 - 129 comments
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in Auckland, leading to evacuations, power outages, and high risk warnings of sewerage on beaches.
People are being urged to stay home if safe, and stay off the roads. Please also check on neighbours and people who may be struggling especially disabled people, elderly, those on their own, and those with young children and pets.
Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, August 19th, 2022 - 66 comments
If we keep doing what we are doing (not acting on climate), then at some point there will just be too many of these events to keep up with. But we still have time to limit the damage and transition society.
Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, April 11th, 2017 - 22 comments
That seems to be Bill English’s position.
Written By: - Date published: 9:01 pm, April 4th, 2017 - 28 comments
Further very heavy rain is expected over the North Island in the next 12 hours. Civil Emergencies have been declared in several places.
Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, March 12th, 2017 - 62 comments
The effects of climate change are here, now, playing out in the flooded north. We should be preparing, we should be hardening critical infrastructure like Auckland’s fresh water supply. Instead of building – you know – more roads.
Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, June 25th, 2015 - 5 comments
Red Cross is collecting for those recently affected by flooding in NZ. Here’s how to donate…
Written By: - Date published: 6:22 am, May 15th, 2015 - 46 comments
All the best to those coping with the wild weather or its aftermath. We’ll see lots of photos of floods and damage, but no discussion of the increasing risks of extreme weather.