Flooding

Waikato river level creeping up to flood level

The Waikato River is creeping up to a level that will threaten about 30 Hamilton homes, Civil Defence said today.

Water worries

Water worries

In a winter characterised as it has been to date by torrential rain and flooding, it is hard to be moved by earnest pleas about water supply, shortages and management - unless they are to do with how to mop up the stuff.

'Unacceptable flooding risk' on State Highway 1

'Unacceptable flooding risk' on State Highway 1

A solution is being sought to the increasing closure of State Highway 1 north of Oamaru because of what the New Zealand Transport Agency terms "an unacceptable flooding risk".

Rain threat to sports events this weekend

Rain threat to sports events this weekend

Heavy rain has led to mass cancellation of games and practices in various sports in Dunedin, and weekend sport could also be in doubt.

Te Anau, Manapouri on alert as rain continues in headwaters

Te Anau, Manapouri on alert as rain continues in headwaters

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.

Govt monitoring region in wake of drought help

Govt monitoring region in wake of drought help

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.

Consent lodged for flood works

Consent lodged for flood works

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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