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Watch: Akaroa woman's lucky escape from slip

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 14:52
By Gabrielle Stuart It all happened like it was in slow motion - Hollie Hollander slammed on her brakes and watched in disbelief as a slip brought a tree down across the road in front of her, just metres from her car.The Akaroa...

Emergency services brave flooded West Coast river to rescue injured 85-year-old

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 14:07
Rapidly rising floodwaters today nearly thwarted the rescue of an 85-year-old man who spent a winter's night out in the open after falling from a ladder in a remote site in the Mokihinui Valley, in the north of the West Coast.St...

Blizzard to hit south as deluge causes flooding chaos across Canterbury

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 11:27
Blizzard-like conditions are expected to the top of the South Island as torrential rain starts to flood homes and submerge highways.The deluge is taking hold with emergency workers coming to the aid of Canterbury homeowners scrambling...

South Island authorities prepare for twice July's average monthly rainfall in a day

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 07:36
Authorities are racing against the clock to prepare for today's forecast downpour, expected to be worsened by king tides and strong winds.Parts of Canterbury and Otago could receive twice the July average monthly rainfall within...

Live weather updates: Flooding hits Wellington as 'terrific rainfall' heads south

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 07:11
An incredible "plume of water" is starting to cause havoc across the centre of the country this morning as the storm that battered northern regions overnight heads south.Hundreds of homes remain without power in the Bay of Plenty...

Wind, rain sweep country

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 05:00
Heavy downpours and strong winds are set to bring flooding and slips today as a winter storm hangs over the South Island.The deep low hanging over the country is expected to bring more than a month's worth of rain to parts of Canterbury...

Weather live: Flooding, slips and 'widespread disruption' expected

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 14:11
The worst of today's weather is expected to be unleashed over the already-sodden Bay of Plenty, with the region bracing for up to 110mm of rain in the space of 12 hours overnight.A swathe of warnings have been issued across the...

Auckland set for nightmare commute as wild weather hits

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 10:56
It's not looking good for Aucklanders' commute home today as the latest winter storm brings wild, wet weather to northern New Zealand. A swathe of warnings have been issued across the country this morning as the school holidays...

Central North Island prepares for floods as wild weather strikes

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 05:23
The top half of the North Island is set to be hammered by gales and heavy rain as the already sodden Bay of Plenty is put on flooding alert.The country is in for days of a fierce winter storm with damaging gales, intense rain and...

Wild weather wraps up school holidays

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 05:00
Staying in to watch a good movie might just be the ticket for youngsters around the country, as wild weather is forecast to wrap up the school holidays.The MetService has issued severe weather watches and outlooks for much of the...

Residents demand answers over Manawatu Gorge closure

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 22:07
Hundreds of people gathered in Woodville last night to demand answers about State Highway 3 through the Manawatu Gorge.New Zealand Transport Agency regional transport system manager Ross I'Anson faced the anger of residents, who...

Woman found barefoot in Te Urewera after six days missing

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 18:15
A missing woman has been found barefoot but uninjured after six days in the bush - sparking praise for search and rescue teams.Police had "grave concerns" for the welfare of 49-year-old Suzanne Holmes when her car was found with...

Thunderstorms cause flooding in England as lightning lashes London

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 16:19
By Victoria Ward, Telegraph reporters Lightning storms have lashed the south-east of England, hours after a village in Cornwall was cut off by flash floods. A yellow weather warning was put in place for London and the south east,...

What you need to know: How to protect your house in a storm

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 10:04
With a major winter storm about to plunge the country into days of turbulent weather householders are being told to prepare well to keep life and property safe. Householders are being urged to maintain their properties and...

Flooding, snow, gales as potent school holiday storm slams country

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 05:42
A potent second winter storm is looming with school holidays ending in wild weather that threatens havoc across New Zealand.Tomorrow will take a turn for the worse with 48 hours of snow, heavy rain and gales set to lash the entire...

Settled Wednesday but rain, gales on the horizon

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 16:26
Skifields are making the best of the good weather before it deteriorates later this week - with at least one setting a record.Cardrona near Queenstown had its busiest day ever today as more than 5500 people flocked to the mountain...

Powerless in the Taihape high country amid snowy hills

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 08:00
The Gordon family and their neighbours in Taihape's Pukeokahu Road were invited to a midwinter Christmas party at River Valley Lodge on Saturday night.They never made it - instead of going to the Christmas party, a white Christmas...

Not again - weather forecast to get bad later this week

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 06:49
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.It's the tune children around the country may be singing soon, as the second week of the school holidays starts to look dismal; with heavy rain, strong winds and chilly temperatures forecast.The...

First the snow, now slip closes central North Island highway

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 06:19
A major highway on the Central Plateau is closed by a slip after heavy rain deluged weather-battered central regions overnight.This morning SH4 between Raetihi and Whanganui is impassable after a slip came down across the road....

Weather tipped to turn to heavy downfalls later in week

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 21:46
While the start of the week's weather has been a mix of fine spells and light showers there's a possibility it could all deteriorate to heavy downfalls on Thursday.MetService meteorologist Sarah Sparks said things would get "a bit...

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