Images from the Dawn Parade in Putaruru this morning, April 25 and a Peter Jackson – Restored Gallipoli Film – ANZAC Day.
Three specialist waste disposal taker trucks have been operating over the last few days bringing excess waste from the Tirau water treatment station to the facilities in Putaruru.
Brendan McGovern and the other operators have been going backwards and forwards between Tirau and Putaruru to carry out this almost completed operation.
The Oraka Stream came in for close inspection yesterday as the water level rose rapidly following persistent rainfall. This picture was taken at 11:15am Friday morning.
This morning at 7:00am the water level had fallen but the flow was still swift.
The outcome was not as bad as this scene from March 2016.
On the rise leading up into Putaruru from the North a small slip slowed traffic a little.
On a personal note, the traffic heading South at midday Friday stretched bumper to bumper from Tirau to the State Highway 29 turn off at Piarere and then again from Horotiu SHW 1 all the way back to Auckland.
Heading North over the same stretch of road was no problem. Our reward was the outstanding Pop Up Globe experience of As You Like It. You had to be there to appreciate the superb performance of Jonathan Tynan-Moss as Rosalind as he swung between macho man and Juliet desires.
Painting organised by Putaruru Moving forward in the business area of Putaruru progresses and the image of the town continues to improve.
Currently, fencing at the Putaruru and District Memorial Club is being transformed as team White paints it black.