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Focus video: New Lynn locals desperate

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 08:24
New Lynn locals can be hopeful of a helping hand from council, knowing that local MP David Cunliffe is on their side. NZ Herald Focus reporter Tristram Clayton, caught up with Cunliffe outside the flood-damaged businesses.Cunliffe...

Days of sunshine to follow week of torrential rain

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 06:50
As the clean-up continues across regions hard-hit by last week's Tasman tempest the weather is offering a reprieve for those drying out waterlogged property.MetService says relief is finally arriving to the worst-affected areas...

Investigation underway into stormwater failures

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 06:00
An investigation will be carried out on the failed New Lynn culvert and the Ardmore Treatment plant that is struggling to filter dirty flood waters.Auckland mayor Phil Goff met with affected families and business owners in New Lynn...

Editorial: City's water savers have earned a drink

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 06:00
Aucklanders can take a bow. They have responded admirably to the appeal from Watercare Services to reduce their water use while the city's treatment plants cope with the sediment that washed into its Hunua reservoirs last week. It...

Fire fighters rescue goat up tree in Dargaville

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 23:42
A goat was rescued from high up a tree in Dargaville on Monday.It is believed to have been flooded into the branches during Sunday's wild weather.A fire crew and the SPCA got the goat down from a tree around 11am near Tangiteroria...

Super storm set to lash Sydney, Brisbane

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 22:28
A month's rain has fallen in just a few hours in some areas while "giant" gold ball sized hailstones have rocked towns as a 'perfect super cell storm' makes its way across New South Wales and southeast Queensland.The Bureau of Meteorology...

Principal says no risk to boat passengers in stormy charter trip from Great Barrier Island

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 17:26
Eighteen Pompallier College students had an uncomfortable but safe trip in a chartered boat from Great Barrier Island to Sandspit during Friday's bad weather, the school's principal Richard Stanton said.The college has been both...

Spike in number of people dreaming of a sunny getaway as rain battered the country

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 17:22
Kiwis dreaming of a sunny escape from the weekend's wild weather saw a 103 per cent increase in searches for overseas holidays last weekend.The data, from House of Travel, showed the top three dream destinations for those stuck...

Tasman Tempest: The anatomy of a storm

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 17:14
The power-packed storm that meteorologists have dubbed the "Tasman Tempest" delivered Auckland more rain than typically falls for the whole of March.That's according to scientists at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric...

Waiheke locals annoyed at double-decker buses

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 15:52
Waiheke locals are being driven crazy by the introduction of double-decker buses on the island, saying the towering vehicles are dangerously clogging the roads.Since the two-storey "hop on, hop off" buses were introduced in December...

Sunshine to settle in most areas until at least weekend, MetService says

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 11:41
The sun is coming and it's expected to hang round in most areas for the week, the MetService says.Only areas in the East Coast of the North and South Islands along with the central high country, can expect a few showers heading...

Large sinkhole, flooded shops and flats focus of deluge aftermath

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 09:10
A section of a main New Lynn street remains cordoned off this morning with parts of a footpath now a giant gaping hole with an impassable sheer drop. Auckland Council officials will be out in force today inspecting the destruction...

United States braces for blizzard which could dump 50cm of snow on New York

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 08:58
The Northeast of the United States is bracing for winter's last hurrah - a blizzard expected to sweep the New York region starting today with possibly the season's biggest snowstorm dumping up to 50cm on Central Park.The National...

Terrifying moment 9 metre waves hit cruise ship on way to Florida

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 07:58
Footage inside the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean last year has emerged.The terrifying video shows a passenger looking out the window as 9m waves submerged the ship during...

Storm turns basements into swimming pools

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 06:00
Auckland residents have begun the task of cleaning up drenched homes and filing insurance claims after a massive storm saturated the region again yesterday.More than 320 properties were flooded, 225 of which in West Auckland, with...

Editorial: Show goes on despite the rain

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 22:42
By the rest of the country's standards we seemed to have escaped the worst of the rain and flooding over the last seven days.People in the Coromandel and parts of Auckland, as well as many other areas, will be longing for the sun...

Wild weather: Shock for mother as water floods house in Glendene

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 18:17
Brigitte Price went from an ordinary morning watching kids' soccer to a frantic race to save her Glendene home from flooding during the latest dumping of rain to strike sodden Auckland. The mum of three lives in Barnfield Pl, where...

Wild weather: Humour turns to terror as Josh Parbery's New Lynn flat flooded

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 17:24
Josh Parbery laughed when he first noticed the rising floodwaters outside his ground-level flat in central New Lynn today. His humour soon turned to terror when the power of the water - which turned a section of Clark St, near...

Wild weather: Multiple people trapped in floodwater

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 14:33
Multiple are trapped in floodwater in New lynn.The Fire Service tweeted that the rescue of "multiple people" who were trapped in flood water was underway.The incident is at the corner of Great North Rd and Clark St in New Lynn,...

Aucklanders beat water conservation target by 10 million litres

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 13:52
Aucklanders have beaten the target of using less than 400 million litres of water by 10 million litres.Watercare has asked people to cut water use by 20 litres, or one-eighth of the current average of 160 litres per person per day,...

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