“The welfare of women and children has been close to my heart for many years, particularly after delivering some of the horror stories in our news bulletins.The science of brain development tells us how damaging exposure to domestic violence is for the brains of young children.The paper found a number of issues, many of which Women’s Refuge has long advocated for; most importantly the need to increase efforts around intervention and prevention.“We have always said that we need to build a fence at the top of the cliff, and providing quality advice and support to young people on how to have healthy relationship is a key part of doing this,” says Women’s Refuge Chief Executive Dr Ang Jury…North Otago resident Allan Dick said people in his town started leaving their homes late on Friday afternoon while there was still daylight.'The situation around Oamaru is worsening with drains and storm water systems unable to cope, more roads and streets being closed and extensive flooding,' he told his followers on Facebook.'Residents are advised to stay indoors and if there is a likelihood they may need to evacuate their homes, to do it now while there is still some daylight.'Mayor Gary Kircher posted on Facebook images of Oamaru Creek swelling over the Severn Street Bridge as he declared a state of emergency.Tourists from Singapore, who were due to catch a flight out of Christchurch, were among those stranded for the night as shops shut early.'They were booked on a flight out at 6am and with no alternative route, they are here for at least the night. The Met Service, New Zealand's weather bureau, is expecting another 60 millimetres of rain to fall on Saturday morning, on top of Friday's deluge.We answer calls, we meet up in cafes and our community rooms throughout New Zealand.
Even managed to join them for a G&T with their friends in the garden. Hahei beach is beautiful and we could have stayed several days if time permitted. Location is perfect and the owners are very friendly!And let's not forget the numerous international standard golf courses around Queenstown.We invite you to stay and find out why Blanket Bay is consistently voted one of the world’s best Lodges by prestigious media and organizations worldwide.The weather bureau is also predicting blizzard-like conditions to stress out sheep and cut off roads.Large waves are also expected to cause coastal inundation along the South Canterbury and Otago coasts on Friday night and Saturday.