Heavy rain and wind is affecting roads around the region.

Heavy rain and wind is affecting roads around the region. Wasterwater and stormwater systems are also under pressure so please treat all water with caution and don’t collect shellfish at this time. The rubbish and recycling collection for Golden Bay has also been affected today.

Rubbish bags are being collected in Riwaka, Mārahau, Motupipi, Pōhara and Tākaka township today. Rubbish bags will be picked up from Tākaka River through to Farewell Spit tomorrow (these residents are advised to bring bags back into their properties from the kerbside today).

However, all recycling in Riwaka, Mārahau and Golden Bay is not being collected today due to the severe weather. Recycling in these areas will be picked up in a fortnight. Remember, recycling can be dropped off at any RRC free of charge.