Argh, bad news Pōneke.
From 6am on Sunday, 28 February, Wellington is heading back to COVID Alert Level 2 for seven days, along with most of the country. Auckland will go to Alert Level 3 for the same period.
We've done it before, we can do it again.
We'll update our service and facilities info as soon as we can.
For a refresh on Alert Level 2 rules: covid19.govt.nz...
For all official COVID information: covid19.govt.nz...
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Wellington’s sprinkler ban has been lifted– but with sporadic rain forecast for winter residents still need to avoid wasting water.
The restrictions were put in place for the Hutt Valley, South Wairarapa, Wellington city and Porirua in mid-February as water usage soared during the summer months.
From Tuesday, residents in Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington city can again use sprinklers and irrigation systems, Wellington Water said. In Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa people can do so every second day, as is usual.
Most of the Wellington region’s drinking water comes from rivers and the Waiwhetu aquifer under the Hutt Valley. River levels fell to 90 per cent before the sprinkler ban.
Meanwhile, people in the Wairarapa town of Carterton still have to boil their water after E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply on March 12.
This great pic from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office is a reminder to know your safe zones for a tsunami.
"This cheeky pup knows her safe zone - do you? If you live, work or play in a tsunami zone, find out how to get prepared at getprepared.nz/tsunami-safety."