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News in brief, December 30, 2023

New Year’s forecast

The weather for the next few days is unpredictable, with a mixture of sunshine and showers forecast over New Year’s. An early spot of rain is expected this morning before becoming fine with northwesterlies likely throughout the day before easing off in the evening. A high of 25 degrees Celsius is expected today. For the last day of 2023, there are likely to be scattered showers that will eventually ease up in the afternoon with periods of fine weather increasing, although there may still be some cloud cover. Fresh westerlies will be developing in the morning, while the temperature is expected to peak at 24C. There is no rain expected in the region for the first day of 2024, although morning cloud is forecast, along with westerlies that will ease in the afternoon and a high of 22C.

Curbed camper

Emergency services responded to reports of a vehicle collision in Featherston at about 2.50pm yesterday, but when the police and a fire crew arrived, they noted there hadn’t been any collision; instead, a caravan had fallen off a trailer on Fitzherbert St between Revans and Daniell streets. A police spokesperson confirmed there were no injuries from the unfortunate incident nor any indications that traffic had been blocked. As more people travel out of town, some with caravans, NZ Police and NZTA are urging motorists to take extra care on the roads.

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