Blocked roads have been cleared across the Tasman District
after an easing in the heavy rain which hit the region
Freak tides could flood parts of the Auckland motorway
network tonight and tomorrow.
A police officer and a companion hiked 6km over hills and
through flooded creeks to get much-needed supplies to a
pregnant woman and two children, trapped at home by
floodwaters on the East Coast.
Residents of four towns have been evacuated as floodwaters
covering an area the size of France sweep across NSW.
Floodbank and works on the lower Waitaki River and at Henley
could soon be protected by an Otago Regional Council bylaw.
A change in the order of flood protection works to be
completed along the Water of Leith during the next seven
years could affect rates.
The destructive deluge of wet weather is coming to an end in
the worst-hit areas, with rain easing in Nelson and clear
skies in the Far North.
Flood warnings attached to properties based on
computer modelling of climate change and a one-in-100-year
flood could unfairly devalue Dunedin homes, and expose the
Dunedin City Council to a legal threat.
A $13.1 million initiative to protect Milford Sound from
flooding was officially opened by Southern civic leaders last
Kingston is preparing to be more flood-ready after Queenstown
Lakes District Council representatives and emergency services
paid a visit to the town last week.
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