The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 5th January 2018

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6 Comments

  1. CLEANGREEN says:

    Latest weather news’

    Tree across road in Warkworth.

    Live: Power outages, slips, roofs lifts as storm set to strengthen

    New Zealand Weather about 1 hour ago

    MetService says the summer storm that has been battering much of the North Island is far from over and will actually strengthen.

    Summer storm expected to intensify overnight

    Waioeka gorge closed by slips

    Radio NZ news at 8am.

    Two large slips have closed the eastern highway 2 from Tauranga, south through the Waioeweka gorge south of Opitiki on highway 2 severing Bay of Plenty to Gisborne/East Coast.

    Local history ; – this famous scenic gorge suffered similar slips twice in 2017 also.

    This famous scenic gorge may suffer same fate as Manawatu gorge in future with changing weather patterns; – and may permanently close this gorge road also cutting whloe east coast roading system.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/347487/live-power-outages-slips-roofs-lifts-as-storm-set-to-strengthen

    Today’s forecast:

    MetService said the summer storm that has been battering much of the North Island is far from over and will actually strengthen.
    The deep low is set to bring severe west to northwest gales to the central and upper North Island, and gale-force southwesterlies across the lower North Island and eastern areas of the upper South Island.
    Meteorologist Nick Zacher said the winds could gust to more than 160 kilometres per hour. He said the storm is fast moving and will keep getting stronger until noon.
    Heavy rain over Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne is expected to ease this morning but further bursts are possible throughout the day.
    Up to 150 millimetres could fall around Mount Taranaki, Tongariro National Park and the Tararua Ranges today .
    Rain should ease in the Nelson area this morning but it is expected to become heavy in Marlborough, with up to 160 mm expected about the Kaikoura Ranges.
    There should be a break tomorrow, when the low is expected to move away to the southeast .
    UPDATED JAN 5, 2018 7:55 AM

    The MetService says the Coromandel had 130mm of rainfall from Thursday to Friday morning. Kerikeri and Rotorua also recorded significant rainfall.

  2. Sam Sam says:

    Something that’s always bothered me is Iv only 114 followers on Twitter yet most of my tweetz receive over 200 impressions some times 1000 with no likes or RT. And I like try to avoid normies with below 95 IQ.

    Any one else get that *eyes* or am I just making something out of nothing.

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      Change your name to Trump?

      • Sam Sam says:

        Real pundants tend to have unique insight on global news and events, because we have significant money on the line at all times. We are forced to distinguish between noise, real news and events and what it all really means. If we get it wrong it can cost us a fortune. Tweetz are my forecasts and reactions to economics, financial markets, politics and culture… When I can be bothered to share.

  3. Marc says:

    So here we are, time to get real on rubbish and recycling:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/100286427/21m-of-nz-waste-turned-away-from-china

    “Wellington City Council dealt with 740 tonnes of plastic in 2017, of which 578 tonnes went to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and China, while the rest was recycled in Lower Hutt.

    Wellington’s paper, cardboard, and glass was recycled in New Zealand.

    Auckland Council waste manager Parul​ Sood said: “We are aware of this issue and we are working closely with our industry partners and our contractor who sorts recycling, and will continue to monitor recycling markets.””

    New Zealand is years behind in this, and has sent most such rubbish off to overseas destination, much, too much still ending up in landfills. So much for ‘clean green’, a massive big fat LIE.

    I reckon we should now use the opportunity and be bold, bring back refillable glass and other material bottles, jars and so, do away with most one way rubbish altogether.

    I bet even this new government will not have the guts to do that, as most people are so used to convenience and a throw away mentality, they will not want inconvenience and to pay even a little more for goods and recycling.

    And of course, very little reporting in the MSM, and hardly any discussion on blogs.

  4. Marc says:

    The UK’s early experiences with China’s new plastics ban:
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/02/rubbish-already-building-up-at-uk-recycling-plants-due-to-china-import-ban

    Time to face up to the challenge, and do away with one way packaging altogether, that is for the most of products we use, except perhaps medical and hygiene products.