Advocate 23/2

Tragedy on the River. Sadly,a local man drowned in the Tongariro river near the Major Jones bridge in March. A Rahui was in place until Monday, 27th of March.   River Flows The river has been flowing at double the normal flow rate. From Monday 6 March through to 28 April work was being undertaken […]

Advocate 22/9

Introduction The paper tells me that a long, hot, dry summer awaits us. 2022 has seen an interesting change in the weather. The start of the year saw a prolonged dry spell and saw the lake level drop. When the rain did come it lingered and then there was a succession of floods. The winter […]

Advocate 22/8

  A wet autumn. Climate change or a different weather sequence, it has been a different autumn to what is expected. As a local the -5C frost was out of character though we have had frost in December, a light dusting of snow on Christmas Day, 1974 and the need to light the fire on […]