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The water covered the entire floor of the building, including the dining area, kitchen, pantry and stock chiller, flowing all the way to the back door.
It took seven hours to clean up the water and sanitise the restaurant once the flooding had stopped.
Singh said the flooding was disappointing as just two weeks prior the road works through Sumner Village had been completed.
Said Singh: “The building had flooded in 2019 and after the roadworks had finished we thought this problem should be fixed.”
A previous business in the building – Stoked – had also seen previous incidents of flooding.
The owner had raised these concerns with the city council when the new street design came out but their concerns were not addressed.
The floor of Harakeke florist and giftshop on Marriner St was also flooded.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Darren Wright said Christchurch City Council contractors worked alongside the fire brigade, digging out a third stormwater pipe at the beach, which relieved the flooding.
Wright said when flooding occurred it is important vehicles drive slower through the water to prevent waves which cause further damage to buildings.