Heavy rain has led to mass cancellation of games and
practices in various sports in Dunedin, and weekend sport
could also be in doubt.
Residents living next to Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri were on
alert last night as water levels continued to rise after
continuing heavy rain in the headwaters.
The Government is keeping a close eye on parched properties
in Central Otago and North Otago in the wake of drought
assistance being offered to the Northland region.
Moves to protect Milton from another serious flood have begun
with a consent application lodged to build a new floodbank at
the southern end of town.
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