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One car stuck in water and another hopes to jump start it.

Vehicles on the beach, March 2022

The beach is a risky proposition for vehicles. In the last couple of weeks two stuck cars have been towed out by helpful locals. The drowned car from the photo…

Map showing one quake location just offshore between Waikawa Beach and Hokio Beach.

Small shallow quakes in a bunch

There were a few very small shallow shakes last night, two of them close together and pretty much under Waikawa Beach: GeoNet: Quake - Sun Mar 20 2022 8:28 PM:…

Facility Under Construction information board.

Toilet block demo, end Week 1

By the evening of Friday 18 March 2022 the toilet block had been almost completely demolished, and much of the surrounding concrete dug up and removed. It’s not the intention…

A roped off area at the park with boxing round a small area of bare earth.

More seats at Driscoll Park Manakau

I enquired about several roped off areas of bare earth at Driscoll Park in Manakau — a handy place for a brief stop along the road between Levin and Ōtaki.