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Welfare centres set up as travellers stranded

Welfare centres set up as travellers stranded

Welfare centres were set up last night in four North Otago towns along State Highway 1 to provide accommodation and food for motorists trapped by floodwaters.

Dismay as properties remain under water

Dismay as properties remain under water

Aramoana residents are fed up as about a dozen properties remain under water and the Dunedin City Council is not stepping in to help, Aramoana League member Vicki Wilson says.

Heavy rain brings flooding

Heavy rain brings flooding

Flooded highways have cut Dunedin off from the north and civil defence authorities say homes in the Waitaki may have to be evacuated with rivers running at record highs.

Roads shut, river in flood

Roads shut, river in flood

Several North Otago roads were closed and the Kakanui River was in flood last night.

Council's flood response 'pathetic'

Council's flood response 'pathetic'

A community board member has criticised the "pathetic" response to a flash flood in Mosgiel that caused thousands of dollars in damage to shops on Saturday afternoon.

Focus on risk of flooding

Those living and working in flood-prone businesses and households will be reminded of the risk this week when staff from the Queenstown Lakes District Council and the Otago Regional Council start their annual flood awareness campaign.

Wait for water to recede

Wait for water to recede

Road repairs in the Waitaki district will "step up" next week once floodwaters have receded and it becomes clearer what work needs to be done after heavy rain during the past fortnight culminated in major flooding this week.

Contractors 'flat out' on cleanup

Contractors 'flat out' on cleanup

The Waitaki District Council is still not sure how long it will take to repair the damage caused by this week's floods, which it estimates may cost at least $500,000.

Floods cost estimate $1 million

Floods cost estimate $1 million

Farmers, residents and businesses in North Otago and East Otago start a massive clean-up today, following two weeks of rain which caused an estimated $1 million in flood damage, but the MetService has warned more wet weather is on the radar.

Death toll mounts in India floods

Death toll mounts in India floods

The death toll has risen to 105 in floods caused by heavy monsoon rains in India's north-eastern state of Assam, while hundreds of animals died in the region's Kaziranga national park, officials say.

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