Weather Warning - Heavy Rain
MetService has issued for heavy rain warning for Waitomo, and the Central North Island. This has upgraded from a weather watch that was issued yesterday.
The warning is valid from 3pm today (23 September 2023) until 4am on Sunday 24 September.
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
Please consider staying at home this weekend, but take care and drive to the conditions if you need to head out during this time.

Foothpath Closed

21 Apr 2021, 1:30 PM

The footpath along Esplanade from the Cenotaph to Sheridan Street Bridge has been closed in the interests of protecting public safety. The deteriorating retaining wall has been on Council's radar for some time, and previously a number of trees were cut down to prevent further deterioration of the wall. Due to ongoing rocks from the wall falling on the footpath, and poor drainage leading to a slippery footpath surface, the decision has been made to close this footpath until a new wall and footpath can be constructed.