Hi neighbours. Our beautiful red pōhutukawa trees (or New Zealand's Christmas trees) are just about in full bloom.
However, not all pōhutukawa trees are red. Have you seen any yellow or white pōhutukawa trees in your local area? We'd love to see your photos. Feel free to leave a photo in the comments or email me the tree's location at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Blues whanau and their southern rivals, the Crusaders, for a (re)re-match at NZ’s first dedicated summer rugby festival.
Experience kids zones, live local music, food trucks, garden bar, marketplace and much more, whilst all supporting our local community. Kids are free with a paying GA adult ticket $20.
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to children’s charities; I Have a Dream Charitable Trust and KidsCan. Secure your tickets today – available now from ticketmaster.co.nz.
Do you know how to spot a rip?
A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.
One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.
The vast majority could not do so.
According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.
“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”
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Hi all. I have a problem with my phone. It has stopped downloading pictures in my Gmail accounts. I can't find how to fix. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you