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Comment by Christine Ianna on March 29, 2017 at 18:18

Rainfall in last 24hrs to 9am wednesday 29th March

Comment by Christine Ianna on March 29, 2017 at 12:08

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall that will likely lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Sarina and in particular the ranges west of Mackay.

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thanks to Instinct Furniture for this story from the past  ....

A small collection of photos in the LIFE Archives show the sheer awesomeness of librarians. Pictured in 1951 drying out state library books damaged by fighting the Lewis Cass State Office Building fire in Lansing, it was quite the undertaking.

Comment by Christine Ianna on January 1, 2017 at 10:47

Importance of sound collection management - Judge rules Illinois woman legal owner of Apollo 11 moon rock bag

Comment by Christine Ianna on December 5, 2016 at 19:11

Quake damage closes Rotorua Museum until April

Rotorua Museum will remain closed until at least April, 2017, leaving 20 staff in limbo.

The news was delivered by Rotorua Museum Director Stewart Brown on Friday after it was revealed that the results of a detailed seismic assessment weren't expected to be known until then.

The museum was closed on November 18 after damage, believed to have been caused by the Kaikoura earthquake, was discovered

Comment by Christine Ianna on December 5, 2016 at 11:31


December 2, 2016

Since the recent 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake engineers have undertaken several structural assessments of the Archives New Zealand building on Mulgrave Street.

On the 17th November, as a precautionary measure, the building was evacuated following the engineers further examining an area where concerning damage had been found – the safety of our people being paramount.

A full and detailed assessment of the building has now been carried out and has confirmed the area of concern is isolated and relates to internal non-repository space of later construction, rather than structural concerns with the main frame of the building. On the advice of seismic engineers, remedial work will be undertaken over coming weeks.

The building will be open to staff with a phased return over the coming weeks – though access to areas of the building where remedial work is required will of course be restricted. In addition, parts of the repository in proximity to building works will be closed.  

The closure of parts of the repository means only a limited range of services will be available until January 2017, when we anticipate a full resumption of services including re-opening of the public reading room (

Building systems are operating normally. This includes those servicing the Constitution Room, which houses the Treaty of Waitangi, He Whakaputanga and the Women’s Suffrage Petition.

We would take this opportunity to thank users and stakeholders for their support and patience over this time.

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Comment by Christine Ianna on November 17, 2016 at 12:54

Flying the cyclone flag

Ewen McPhee and Dr Jo Wills recently worked at the Cardwell Bush Telegraph Museum to assist with the rehanging of their cyclone flag.  The red cyclone flag, also called a cyclone pennant, has been displayed at the Bush Telegraph Museum since it opened in 2003.

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The National Archives of Australia will shortly begin to move millions of Commonwealth records to the purpose-built National Archives Preservation Facility being constructed by Canberra-based developer Doma Group.


Despite preserving an increasing number of digital records, the Archives still has a significant volume of paper, audiovisual and other analogue items it must continue to store.


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