Tuesday: Northwesterly 25/35 knots increasing to 35/45 knots in the late afternoon then tending westerly 30/40 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres around midday. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Wednesday: Westerly 30/40 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres. Swell: Westerly 1/2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Thursday: Westerly 25/35 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres about Banks Strait. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Tue 10:01 EST
08:34 EST An online petition to raise the height of the main access road to Gillieston Heights in the wake of last month's major flooding has attracted nearly a thousand signatures.