National Capital District expands north

Alston, NCD, Aug 23 – The National Capital District has expanded north with new claims to the east and west of Ianson Island. Baker Island, an island just west of Ianson Island, joins the capital province along with the small riverside settlement of Port Ackland, a popular fishing spot also suitable for boating purposes. While there is no given etymology of Port Ackland, Baker Island is named after the Premier’s late grandfather, who emigrated from Britain in the 1950s and who is held in very high esteem in Sirocco. In the coming days it is expected that Port Ackland and Baker … Continue reading National Capital District expands north

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Heavy rain causes high water

Ianson Island, NCD, Jan 23 – Heavy rain falling across New Zealand’s North Island has seen surface flooding in many areas, including the National Capital District which has been inundated by floodwaters. Lastest conditions by Sirmet show heavy rainfall over the last few days has seen 200mm dumped on the region in the last few days. This deluge was too much for some waterways which have risen by as much as three feet in a matter of hours. King tides in the late morning also contributed so some flooding, a usually placid river east of Alston burst its banks for … Continue reading Heavy rain causes high water

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