Flooding

Flood mitigation plans should go public soon: ORC councillor

Proposals for flood mitigation works at East Taieri need to be taken to residents "with haste", Otago regional councillor David Shepherd says.

Surface flooding closes roads

Surface flooding closes roads

A few remaining showers are expected to clear over Otago today, after another day of heavy rain caused surface flooding and road closures in North Otago and around Dunedin.

So, who'll eat all the pies?

So, who'll eat all the pies?

There's nothing like tucking in to a hot pie after braving winter weather to play rugby.

Banking on the Taieri

The 1980 Taieri Plain flood is considered one of the most devastating to hit the area and has shaped the level of flood protection there since.

Year of the Flood

Year of the Flood The flood of 1980 swept almost all before it across the Taieri Plain, including a bread-truck driver, who lived to tell a chilling tale. Stu Oldham looks back.

Flood bill could be millions

Flood bill could be millions

The cost of last week's flooding in Otago is expected to be millions of dollars, but the region's infrastructure seems to have escaped major structural damage.

Drivers urged to take care

Drivers urged to take care

Most roads in the Clutha district were open again yesterday, but Clutha District Council staff said it could be months before the cost of the damage caused by the flooding was known.

Mopping up continues with 50 roads still closed

Mopping up continues with 50 roads still closed

"It came quickly and left just as fast," Waitaki Civil Defence spokesman Scott Ridley said yesterday, as floodwaters disappeared across the district.

Hundreds lack drinking water

Hundreds lack drinking water

About 830 consumers on three North Otago rural water schemes remain without water because of flooding caused by torrential rain last week.

Farmers anticipate big feed bills

Farmers anticipate big feed bills

Taieri dairy farmers affected by flooding could each face costs of up $60,000 for alternative winter grazing.

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