NPDC says be prepared for bad weather this week

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With MetService issuing high wind and heavy rain watches for New Plymouth over the next few days, NPDC is encouraging residents to make sure they are prepared.

NPDC Group Manager Planning and Infrastructure Kevin Strongman says the predicted wet weather means there is a risk of slips and flooding occurring on our roads and remind people to be cautious while they are out and about over the next few days.

Rubbish and recycling bins can be toppled in high winds so use bin latches to secure the lids.

NPDC crews will be on hand to respond to any rain related debris or drainage issues.

People can report any weather-related matters to NPDC at 06 759 6060 or email

Impact on local events

The King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard concert scheduled for the Bowl of Brooklands on Friday (6 December) is moving to the TSB Stadium.

The show features Australia’s most prolific rock bands, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, with support from Taranaki band Greenbathing and Aoteaora bands Carnivorous Plant Society and Half Hexagon.

The event date and times remain the same and all tickets remain valid without any need for exchange.

Event: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, TSB Stadium, Friday 6 January 2023
Doors Open: 5:30pm
Greenbathing: 6pm
Carnivorous Plant Society: 6.55pm
Half Hexagon: 7:55pm
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: 9.05pm

Ticket purchasers will be contacted via email and information about the event is available on the New Plymouth Event Venues website.

The lights will stay on at the TSB Festival of Lights although some of the entertainment may need to change at short notice due to the weather. People should check the website and Facebook page for the latest details.

Caption: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Photo credit: Maclay Heriot