Covid-19 Alert Level 4. STAY AT HOME. SAVE LIVES!

We are at Level 4 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks.

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A dedicated welfare helpline to assist with local access to household goods and services such as food, water, clothing and bedding is now available. Freephone 0800 725 678 - 7am until 7pm, seven days a week. This service is for people not able to make arrangements through their own support networks.

Essential services will continue. Latest District-wide information available at Covid-19 Information.

Weather & Climate

Rangitikei's climate is temperate and has few extremes compared to many parts of New Zealand. As is to be expected, the prevailing north-westerly airflows affect coastal areas, and offers refreshing sea breezes to cool in summer. Summers are warm with average temperatures in the low 20s. The most settled weather occurs in summer and early autumn. Winters are mild near the coast and on the plains; it's colder inland and in the hill country, but often frosty, clear and calm. Snowfall occasionally settles in areas 400m above sea level, such as Taihape. Annual rainfall is moderate. Annual hours of bright sunshine can average over 2,000.
(Climate information courtesy NIWA)

Dudding Lake

You can't beat Dudding Lake on a clear summer's day