Waitaki Herald : February 4th 2015
6 WAITAKI HERALD, FEBRUARY 4, 2015 h • Lake Tekapo Fairlie • 19 Twizel • Omarama Otematata • 15 Kurow Oamaru Ranfurly • 21 Waimate • • Geraldine Winchester • Temuka • • Cave Timaru 24 HERALD, FEBRUARY 4, 2015 h • Lake Tekapo Fairlie • 19 Twizel • Omarama Otematata • 15 Kurow Oamaru Ranfurly • 21 Waimate • • Geraldine Winchester • Temuka • • Cave Timaru 24 MethMethv MethMethv hven • • id id HERALD, FEBRUARY 4, 2015 h • Lake Tekapo Fairlie • 19 Twizel • Omarama Otematata • 15 Kurow Oamaru Ranfurly • 21 Waimate • • Geraldine Winchester • Temuka • • Cave Timaru 24 MethMethv hven • • id id Ashburton Ashburton Ashburtonb A FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY Wind kmh <30 30-59 RIVER FLOWS On Monday, 2 February, 2015 Rakaia Fighting Hill Sth Ashburton Rangitata Klondyke Orari Gorge Opihi SH1 Pareora Huts Waitaki Kurow Source: Environment Canterbury © Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2015 CANTERBURY PLAINS Wednesday: Fine spells increasing with gusty northwesterlies, then a change to cool strong southwesterlies brings a few showers in the morning and afternoon. Thursday: Fine spells and the odd shower, becoming frequent and heavy in the afternoon and evening. Strong southwesterlies. Friday: Showers easing with southwesterlies. CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY Wednesday: A period of rain, with some heavy falls near the divide then showers. Wind at 1000m: W, rising to severe gale 90 km/h for a time. Wind at 2000m: W, rising to severe gale 120 km/h for a time. Freezing level: 2000m in the morning and 1400m in the south in the evening. Thursday: A few showers becoming frequent and heavier in the afternoon and evening. Snow possible to 1000m. SW, gale in exposed places at times. Friday: Showers becoming isolated. Snow possible to 1000 metres at first. Gale southerlies. NORTH OTAGO Wednesday: Fine spells increasing with gusty northwesterlies, then a change to cool strong southwesterlies brings a few showers in the morning and afternoon. Thursday: Fine spells and the odd shower, becoming frequent and heavy in the afternoon and evening. Strong southwesterlies. Friday: Showers easing with southwesterlies. TIMARU TIDES • Ashburton Mouth +31min Wed 4th Thu 5th • Rangitata Mouth +15min Fri 6th H 2.3 4:32 AM L 0.7 10:36 AM H 2.2 4:45 PM L 0.7 10:53 PM R 6:36 AM S 9:01 PM H 2.3 5:09 AM L 0.7 11:16 AM H 2.2 5:24 PM L 0.7 11:34 PM MOON TIMARU SUN rise & set 5 Feb R 8:45 PM S 6:41 AM For the latest weather information including Weather Warnings , visit metservice.com R 9:15 PM S 7:39 AM R 9:43 PM S 8:37 AM R 10:10 PM S 9:35 AM R 10:37 PM S 10:33 AM R 11:05 PM S 11:31 AM R 6:38 AM S 9:00 PM H 2.2 5:46 AM L 0.8 11:56 AM H 2.1 6:03 PM R 6:39 AM S 8:58 PM 13 Feb For tide interpretation, visit: Tide information supplied by LINZ. Height of tide in metres. www.linz.govt.nz/sea/tides Sat 7th L 0.7 12:15 AM H 2.2 6:25 AM L 0.8 12:37 PM H 2.1 6:45 PM R 6:40 AM S 8:57 PM Sun 8th Mon 9th Tue 10th L 0.8 12:57 AM H 2.1 7:06 AM L 0.8 1:20 PM H 2.1 7:29 PM R 6:42 AM S 8:56 PM 20 Feb L 0.8 1:40 AM H 2.1 7:50 AM L 0.9 2:05 PM H 2.0 8:17 PM R 6:43 AM S 8:54 PM 26 Feb R 11:35 PM S 12:30 PM L 0.9 2:25 AM H 2.0 8:39 AM L 0.9 2:53 PM H 2.0 9:07 PM R 6:45 AM S 8:53 PM 151.8 5.67 83.5 1.87 2.53 0.96 353.2 nc mobile devices after a recent investment by Spark into the Government’s local Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) site expanded coverage in the area. More than $175,000 has been invested in the infrastructure needed to improve mobile network access and speed for customers in the township, with mobile coverage expanding from Seadown Rd to the south, Round Hill to the west, Windsor Rd to the northwest and Devils Bridge Rd to the northeast. Spark general manager of networks Colin Brown said the investment was part of the company’s plan to improve mobile services in rural areas. ‘‘We’re giving customers in the Weston area better access to mobile services so they can do things online faster and easier, like uploading videos and photos to social media and sharing and downloading files while out and about. ‘‘This follows a similar investment W we made on the Maheno RBI site just south of Oamaru in 2013, eston residents and visitors to the area can now do more with their 60+ cumecs NEWS Mobile service boost Coverage boost: Mobile coverage in Weston is now better than ever. Photo: SUPPLIED ensuring customers can stay connected with friends and family over mobile.’’ As part of its plan to extend fast 4G to the regions and rural centres over the next three years a number of RBI and 3G mobile sites will be livened with 4G, which Brown said will benefit local businesses. ‘‘Access to 4G mobile data will be transformative for local businesses, as it allows them to tap into the latest mobile apps and software on their devices faster than before – which is vital for success and growth.’’ Looking for Meridian Waitaki Community Fund Meridian recognises the importance of local communities to our hydro and wind operations. The Meridian Waitaki Community Fund gives your community a say on what local initiatives are supported and funded by Meridian. The Fund, managed by a panel of community members and Meridian staff, is about working together to build strong communities. 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