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ATTENTION MEMBERS. Due to concerns of the storm the gym will be closed tonight. Please refrain from any unnecessary travel. Nail down or pack away anything that can fly off your home and keep each other safe out there.
Please share this post with anyone you know attends tonight.
Want to train like a fighter???
If you have always wanted to do a boxer’s training camp... this is for you!
Coach Sam Rapira is running a 12 week boxing class on weekdays from 12:45pm-1:45pm FROM THIS MONDAY 26th FEBRUARY....
Sessions will cover fighting skills, fitness, sparring and all aspects of a fighter’s training regime.
If this sounds like you, message Sam now for pricing, and to check your eligibility. Females included!
Numbers are limited as there are 15 people signed up already.
ATTENTION MEMBERS remember to boil some water and bring in a drinking bottle when coming to training tonight. The district Council have advised that the tape water is not safe and needs to be boiled. This includes the fountain at the gym.
Hi all - going forward we will post each update as a separate post and pin to the top of our page so for those following this post, please keep an eye on our pa...ge for the latest information.
EDIT 14 21/02/2018 - 3:04pm - Water tankers deployed in NP district
• Damage to the water reticulation network caused by ex Cyclone Gita is having a major impact on water supplies to eastern New Plymouth and townships to the east of the city.
• Water pressure is low or non-existent in the affected areas and is starting to fail in places.
• Water will be available from tankers being deployed in six locations from 3pm to 9pm on Wednesday 21 February and from 6am on Thursday 22 February. The locations are:
o Bell Block: Hickford Park car park (end of Smeaton Rd).
o Bell Block: Bell Block Court, outside The Warehouse.
o Waitara: Outside Waitara Memorial Hall, Memorial Place.
o Waitara: Clifton car park, opposite Waitara High School, Princess Street.
o Lepperton: Outside tennis/bowling club, Manutahi Road
o New Plymouth: Outside Mangorei School, Mangorei Road.
• These distribution points will be manned by staff from New Plymouth District Council.
• Residents are limited to 5 litres each. The water is only for drinking and cooking.
• Residents should continue using their toilets but should not flush them, and should not refill cisterns with water distributed by the tankers.
• Teams from Red Cross will be door-knocking in affected areas to ensure that the elderly, the infirm and people with mobility issues have enough water.
• Please ensure your neighbours are okay.
• The situation will be reviewed on Thursday 22 February as repair works continue on the reticulation network.
A local state of emergency will remain in place for the New Plymouth District but has been lifted for Stratford and South Taranaki Districts.
EDIT 13 21/02/2018 - 1.54pm
We've just had a message from a resident that the road is blocked by a tree on Bertrand road east & west (Waitara). Please avoid driving this road until this is sorted.
The South Taranaki District Council are going to open their transfer stations to take storm related Greenwaste for free over the next few days. Here are the details:
- Storm-related greenwaste can be dropped off today, for free, at the following transfer stations – Hawera (1 – 5pm), Manaia, Patea and Opunake (1 – 4pm), Waitotara (3 - 5pm) and Waverley (4 – 6pm).
- From tomorrow (Thursday 22 February), all transfer stations will be taking storm-related greenwaste for free between 1 - 4pm through until Sunday 25 February
More info on the NP water issue will be released very shortly.
EDIT 12 21/02/2018 - 1.30pm - Update from NPDC on the water issue
A boil water notice has been issued for all residents in New Plymouth, Bell Block, Waitara, Tikorangi, Onearo and Urenui.
The water is OK to use to flush the toilet, but should be boiled for one minute before being used for drinking. This includes filtered water.
Please use your emergency water supplies first.
Water tankers are on their way to the following locations:
1. Hickford Park Car Park (end of Smeaton Road), Bell Block
2. Bell Block Court, Bell Block (Outside The Warehouse)
3. Outside Waitara Memorial Hall, Memorial Place, Waitara
4. Clifton Park car park, opposite Waitara High School, Princess Street, Waitara
5. Outside Tennis/Bowling Club, Manutahi Road, Lepperton
6. Rimu Street Industrial Park, Rimu Street, Merrilands, New Plymouth
7. Outside Mangorei School, Mangorei Road, New Plymouth
All big water users have been asked to stop using water. It is up to businesses to decide if they should shut, however all water must be boiled first before being consumed.
There is a total ban on using water for gardens or outside washing; level 4 water restrictions apply.
Ex-Cyclone Gita has caused a large tree to fall and destroyed a pipe bridge that carries one of our biggest water pipes near the New Plymouth Water treatment plant yesterday afternoon. This has cut off water supply to the eastern part of the New Plymouth District and will result in outages this afternoon. We’re clearing the site of trees debris and have sourced a pipe that we’ll used in the repair.
For more information check out NPDC’s facebook page, website or call them on 06 759 6060.
EDIT 11 21/02/2018 - 10:40 AM update
• The local state of emergency will remain in place for New Plymouth District but will be lifted for Stratford District and South Taranaki District at noon today.
• Residents of New Plymouth District are urged to conserve water. Cyclone Gita caused a large tree to fall and destroy a pipe bridge one of the New Plymouth District Council’s biggest water pipes. This has cut of water supply to eastern parts of the District and may result in outages this afternoon.
• Residents should only use water for drinking and cooking. There is a total ban on using water for gardens or outside washing.
• The New Plymouth District Council has a team on the ground to fix the pipe. For more information see the NPDC Facebook page and website, or call the Council on 06 759 6060.
• Strong winds have eased but impacts of the storm are still lingering.
• 13,200 Taranaki properties were still without power at 9am. Powerco has brought in extra crews to help with repairs. There are working to make downed lines safe and to restore power.
• State highways are clear, as far as we know, but some local roads may still be obstructed by fallen trees. Drivers should be careful.
• Schools are making their own decisions on whether to close, based on how the storm has impacted them and whether they have power, and what their water situation is. Information is being collated on Taranaki More FM’s Facebook page and shared on the Taranaki Civil Defence Facebook page.
• Power outages are affecting cellphone and landline coverage in South Taranaki. Ten cells sites are down in the district, and landlines are affected in Okato, Opunake, Warea and Rahotu.
What’s being done?
• The Taranaki Emergency Coordination Centre is supporting emergency services and utility providers responding to the storm.
• Powerco crews are working to restore power across the region.
• Chorus crews are working on telephone and cellphone outages.
• New Plymouth District Council is working on repairs to the water supply feeder.
Public safety/health instructions
• Phone 111 if life is at risk.
• Travel if you need to, but be aware that roads may be blocked in places.
• Conserve water, especially residents in the eastern part of New Plymouth District.
• If your power is out, be patient as crews carry out repairs. Check the outages information on the Powerco website.
• Keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter feeds of Taranaki Civil Defence, Powerco, NZTA and New Plymouth District Council.
• Treat all downed powerlines as live. Do not go near them. If you see a downed powerline suspect it may not have been reported, call 111 or 0800 27 27 27.
EDIT 10 21/02/2018 - 9:45 AM - NPDC have put out an important message to CONSERVE WATER. Their team are currently working on a water pipe damaged by Ex-Cyclone Gita. They've already asked big users to stop and we’re asking all of you to use water sparingly as one of our largest water supplies has been damaged. We'll let you know anything more as soon as we can but at this stage only use water for drinking, cooking and washing hands and feel free to keep an eye on NPDC's facebook page as another key source for updates.
EDIT 9 21/02/2018 - 8.20 AM - The New Plymouth airport is open as normal.
EDIT 8 21/02/2018 - 8.00 AM - The Local State of Emergency is still in place for the Taranaki Region.
- Power outages are still affecting a large number of properties.
- State Highways in the region are open, as far as we know, but some local roads may still be blocked by fallen trees. We're advising people that they can travel if they need but to take care and be aware of possible blockages.
- Schools make their own decisions on whether to close, based on their power and water situation. Parents should check with their school. We will endeavour to post information on our Taranaki Civil Defence Facebook page if schools make us aware they are closed. Taranaki's More FM have a lot of up to date information on schools closed. Here's their latest post: www.facebook.com/kenandannamorefm/posts/1825855274101892
- People should check their workplaces to see if power and water are on and whether they should go to work.
- People in New Plymouth District should conserve water, as the supply is still disrupted. New Plymouth District Council are working on repairs and will make more info available as it emerges. Keep an eye on their Facebook page.
EDIT 7: 20/02/2018 - 8.20PM - Emergency declared in Taranaki Region
• A state of emergency was declared in the Taranaki region at 7.50pm today due to high winds affecting roads and essential services, including power and water supplies, as Ex Cyclone Gita tracks across the country.
• Nearly 23,000 Taranaki properties were without power at 6.20pm. Some may be without power overnight and into tomorrow.
• The pipeline from the New Plymouth water treatment station to the Mangorei Reservoir has been ruptured by a falling tree. Residents in eastern parts of New Plymouth District – New Plymouth, Bell Block, Waitara, Tikorangi, Onaero and Urenui – are urged to conserve water and use only the bare minimum.
• Fallen trees and traffic accidents are disrupting traffic flows on number of highways and local roads.
The Taranaki Emergency Coordination Centre is supporting emergency services and utility providers responding to the storm.
PUBLIC SAFETY / HEALTH INSTRUCTIONS
• Phone 111 if life is at risk.
• Conserve water, especially residents in New Plymouth District.
• If your power is out, be prepared for a lengthy wait before it is restored.
• Keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter feeds of Taranaki Civil
Defence, Powerco, NZTA and your local district council.
• Treat all downed powerlines as live. Do not go near them.
Other Important information
• Gust of up to 140kmh in South Taranaki and 120kmh in North Taranaki are expected to continue until 1am, after which time winds should gradually ease.
• However, the effects of the storm will be felt well into tomorrow and beyond, due the scale of damage to infrastructure.
• The effect of storm swells on vulnerable coastal communities is being monitored.
We will keep you updated as we know more.
EDIT 6: 20/02/2018 - 7.35 PM - The pipeline from the New Plymouth water treatment station has been ruptured by a falling tree. Residents in eastern parts of New Plymouth District - New Plymouth, Bell Block, Waitara, Tikorangi, Onaero and Urenui - are urged to conserve water and use only the bare minimum. Across the region in general the high winds are affecting roads so we urge you not to travel unless absolutely necessary. We will keep you updated.
EDIT 5: 20/02/2018 - 6.18 PM - Hi all. Civil Defence has been activated and we are in close contact with emergency services around the region. We have just had an unconfirmed report that Eltham Road is closed between Oeo and Patiki roads. There are huge trees down which have taken out powerlines so please avoid this area. We have also had a lot of reports coming through about power outages across the region. The Powerco website has a useful map where you can check the estimated power restoration time in your location. See here: http://ec2-52-64-145-153.ap-southeast-2.compute.amazonaws.c…
EDIT 4: 20/002018 - 2.00PM - Hi guys. we continue to track the cyclone and MetService have it moving slightly further south. The area of wind however remains the same, and we still expect severe wind for Taranaki. With wind can come issues with debris so we advise people to avoid any unnecessary travel during Tuesday evening. Water activities are still ill-advised.
EDIT 3: 19/2/2018 - 05.00PM - Here's the latest update for you guys - a severe wind warning will be in place from 3.00PM Tuesday to 1.00AM Wednesday. Along with this, the combination of swell conditions, plus high winds plus low pressure could create conditions for coastal inundation in low lying areas of Taranaki on Tuesday night and Wednesday. New Plymouth District Council will be closely monitoring the Coastal Walkway and making a decision to close as conditions change. Port Taranaki will be closing lee breakwater from 8am tomorrow. We're working with our partners to keep an eye what's going on in Taranaki but you can also be a big help by posting information about what's going on in your area as a comment on this post or by sending us a PM. Photos are welcome too. Please remember, if there is a serious risk to life or property call 111.
EDIT 2: 19/2/2018 - 09.33AM - Hi everyone. We continue to monitor Cyclone Gita and have spoken with MetService this morning about what Taranaki may experience over the next couple of days. As per the edit below, Gita is tracking southwards of us however this could change. Metservice has advised that we may experience heavy rain this afternoon and overnight, mostly on the mountain. Taranaki will experience strong winds tomorrow and Wednesday, between 100-150km/h which may cause damage to power lines and structures. There is potential for large waves on the coast of between 4-8m on the northern coast on Tuesday. The combination of surf conditions and storm surge created by Cyclone Gita means that conditions will be unsafe for swimming. Stay safe out there guys, we will put out another update this afternoon at 5.00pm.
EDIT 1: 18/2/2018 - 08.49PM. - Cyclone Gita appears to be tracking more southerly than expected, however we still expect severe weather in Taranaki. We will know for sure where it will hit directly in the next couple of days. In the meantime, you can read the latest updates here: https://www.facebook.com/MetService/posts/1745549262173791 - Katie
Hi everyone. Cyclone Gita is currently moving towards New Zealand with expected landfall on Tuesday or Wednesday. We are monitoring it closely alongside MetService New Zealand. Currently we aren't sure exactly how bad this storm will be. However, we recommend you take the time to prepare your family this weekend as we are expecting strong winds that may cause power outages and other damage and heavy rain that may lead to flooding. In addition, winds associated with Gita are likely to cause large waves to affect some coastal places, and the expected storm surge allow run-up of waves in some low-lying coastal places, particularly at high tide. You can follow the guide below or get advice on how to prepare from http://getthru.govt.nz/disasters/storms/. For more information on the current outlook, please visit http://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-outlook. We will update you as soon as we know more. - Katie
ATTENTION MEMBERS: the gym WILL be open tomorrow at 6am. Apologies for the inconvenience of tonight’s class not being on. We hope you are all safe and well and hunkered down with family.
The cyclone is closing in and it’s starting to get rough out there. Boxing class is still on tonight, however if it gets to a point that safety is a concern then we will close for the night.
Make sure you put inside anything that could fly away and become a missile.
Just a reminder that it gets very hot in the gym these days, remember to bring a towel to soak up that excessive sweat pouring from your body after smashing it in one of our great box fit classes.
Just like our boy Jab
This stray cat just wanted to be loved, so he showed up at a fire station and moved right in. But the guys were SO nervous about what would happen when the chief found out 🐈 ❤️🔥