No funding available for expressway or road safety measures

NZTA now also admits that there is no funding available at the moment for the promised safety measures on the existing SH1 between Ōtaki and Levin.

Or for the expressway.

Truck carrying enormous concrete beam.

FOR SALE: home built trailer.

Trailer for sale notice.

Whitebaiters were out this morning.

Whitebaiters where the river meets the sea. Whitebaiters at a bend in the river mouth.

Power was off today for about 10 minutes.

Map showing power outage area.

From Facebook:

Keep vigilant on your properties folks. We were burgled last weekend in Mavis Ave.

Speed reductions around Waikawa Beach took effect as of 15 August 2019: Waikawa Beach Road, Takapu Road now 80 Kph. Strathnaver Drive and Reay Mackay Grove now 60 Kph.

Emma Drive and Kristin Place now 80 Kph but will be 60 Kph from 12 September 2019.

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Local body elections 2019 tells you who the nominees are for Waikawa Beach representation on Horizons Regional Council, Horowhenua District Council and the MidCentral District Health Board. It also mentions issues relevant to each group.

Flooding in Levin

Water is covering State Highway 1 at the entrance and exit to Levin and the council is asking people to avoid the area if possible.

We came through ~1pm and the Mobil petrol station was underwater. Waikawa Beach Road has a few puddles but not across the road.

The verdict from one person on the opening day of whitebaiting season was: “slim pickings”.

A person standing by a net in the river mouth. Several people and vehicles by the river mouth, some with nets.

It was a frothy morning at the beach today.

Sea froth on the beach.