Flooding

More flooding woes for Queenslanders

More flooding woes for Queenslanders

Floodwaters from a swollen river poured into businesses in yet another northeastern Australian community today as relentless rains brought more misery to a region battling its worst flooding in decades.

Close watch on lakes as levels rise

Close watch on lakes as levels rise

Levels of Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu continued to increase yesterday afternoon as the lakes collected the rain which fell in the mountains on Sunday night.

Heavy rain in Otago brings concerns and joy

Heavy rain in Otago brings concerns and joy

Heavy rain across Otago over the past two days caused concern in some parts as rivers and lakes rose and relief in others as low rivers were replenished and dry land watered.

Lake Wanaka near flood alert level

Lake Wanaka near flood alert level

Lake Wanaka was tipped to peak just short of flood level as rain appeared to be easing late yesterday.

Stopbanks expected to cope with dam spillage

Heavy rain in Otago in the past two days has resulted in several of the hydro-electric dams spilling excess water from holding lakes, but Environment Canterbury last night had no concerns flood protection stopbanks would not cope.

Flood protection costs reviewed

Flood hazard ratepayers on the Water of Leith and Lindsay Creek may find out in the New Year how much works to upgrade their protection will cost and when it will happen.

The task: to feed 10 million

The task: to feed 10 million

The memories of August's disastrous flooding in Pakistan remain fresh for Gibbston Valley-born Alastair "Cookie" Cook, as he tells Miranda Spary in a series of recent emails ...

Dentists raise more than $3000

Dentists raise more than $3000

Going to the dentist is not always an uplifting experience, but for the 20 people who went to Dentistry on Musselburgh on Saturday, it was.

Pakistan's plight

There is little justice attendant upon the victims of natural disaster; just as the occurrence of catastrophe is largely unpredictable, so too is the public response.

Warning as river levels rise

Warning as river levels rise

The Taieri River was rising last night as rainfall in the eastern ranges made its way down the catchment.

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