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Tasman tempest: More stormy weather expected

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:07
While little rain fell overnight in regions hardest hit by the Tasman Tempest this week - it's not over yet. The stormy weather broke record rain levels, caused widespread flooding, slips, blocked roads and tore signs off buildings,...

Flood-stranded bride makes it to wedding thanks to last minute helicopter ride

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 06:00
Brides are supposed to make a dramatic entry to their wedding - and Penny Claridge certainly did just that after yesterday's deluge of rain threatened to play havoc with her wedding plans.Claridge and her two sons were stuck at...

Auckland Domain's Power Plant event cancelled tonight due to wild weather

Sat, 11/03/2017 - 17:19
Tonight's session of the Auckland Arts Festival show Power Plant has been cancelled as rain and wind show no sign of easing.A spokeswoman apologised for the inconvenience, saying ticket holders could either exchange their tickets...

Wild weather causes huge shop sign to come crashing down

Sat, 11/03/2017 - 15:19
An Auckland homeware store appears to have been hit by a "mini tornado" which ripped its enormous shop front sign clean off and warped its front windows overnight.When Stephen Smith arrived for his shift at Kitchen Things on Constellation...

Aucklanders told to flush toilets only once a day

Sat, 11/03/2017 - 11:02
A water expert says Aucklanders should try to flush the toilet only once a day for the next week or two until the city's water crisis eases.Water NZ chief executive John Pfahlert said it could take "perhaps a week" or "a week or...

Call on Auckland Art Festival event Power Plant to be made this afternoon

Sat, 11/03/2017 - 10:59
Organisers are unsure whether Auckland Art Festival's Power Plant event will be cancelled tonight and will be making the decision this afternoon.The outdoor event at Auckland's Domain went ahead last night despite downpours in the...

No respite for water-logged North Island

Sat, 11/03/2017 - 09:55
Big rainfall numbers have been recorded as heavy rain battered most of the North Island overnight.An incredible 130mm of rain had fallen in the Coromandel Ranges in the past 24 hours and, and Rotorua also being pounded by 97.2mm...

Floods, traffic chaos as wild weather continues to lash North

Sat, 11/03/2017 - 09:00
Two consecutive days of heavy rain brought widespread surface flooding to the Far North as well as inundating homes and businesses. At edition time late yesterdaythe worst affected area was the flood-prone Waiomio Valley, just...

Tasman tempest: Power cuts, road closures and warnings as dire weather strikes Auckland, Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty again

Sat, 11/03/2017 - 08:26
KEY POINTS• Houses and streets flooded overnight• Hundreds waking up to no power as torrential rain continues• Cup Day races at Ellerslie have been postponed until Thursday• Fire crews called out 153 times...

'Mini-tornado' adds to weather mayhem

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 22:35
A 'mini-tornado' has ripped through Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa this evening , sending a trampoline flying.Brian Crescent resident Jil O'Brien was putting her children to bed when the rain suddenly became really heavy and the window...

Sky apologises after Friday night TV outages make life a misery for sports fans

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 21:20
Sky Television has apologised for Friday night outages caused by the wild weather.Frustrated customers are taking to social media to complain their service has been interrupted by "rain fade".Complaints include sports fans missing...

Cliff slips into ocean beneath Waiheke house

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 20:17
A cliff is slipping into the ocean beside a house on Waiheke Island.A large amount of earth has tumbled into the water as wild weather causes havoc around the country. More to come.

Youngsters make the most of wet weather as more heavy rain forecast for weekend

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 19:45
While adults across the Bay lament the rain, some children are making the most of it.In Papamoa yesterday, they could be seen sliding down a muddy hill and skimming across a puddle with big grins on their faces.They were enjoying...

Power cuts, road closures and warnings as dire weather strikes North Island again

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 18:10
Northland residents have self-evacuated and one family is reportedly trapped by floodwaters in the region as wild weather slams the North Island.Severe downpours have hit the North Island for the second time this week, bringing...

More rain and thunderstorms on the way in Northland

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 07:53
While Northland farmers are rejoicing after a prolonged dry spell, others are bracing for a severe downpour of up to 100mm of rain in some areas and thunderstorms for the rest of this week.There were about 2700 lightning strikes...

North Island set for the big wet this weekend

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 06:00
Civil Defence is warning Aucklanders to brace for more severe weather today, with the sour spell showing no signs of abating heading into the weekend.It follows torrential rainfall on Wednesday that left swathes of southern Auckland...

Watch NZH Local Focus: Coromandel locals stick together

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 20:29
Locals in Whiritoa are holding fast after 260mm of rain pelted the Coromandel Peninsula."The roads are pretty rough, but the people here are resilient and we've been here before, done that."Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga...

Wild weather cuts power to Northland homes

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 18:43
PHOTO//SUPPLIED The wild weather cut power to some hundreds of Northland homes.Northpower spokesman Steve Macmillan said there were 174 properties without power in the Mangakahia Rd area about 2.50pm and arborists removed bamboo...

Weather set to get more severe around Auckland over the weekend

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 17:43
Batten down the hatches, more severe weather is due in Auckland over the coming days, Civil Defence warns.MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths has advised that further bursts of heavy rain are expected in the Auckland region...

Hundreds of properties damaged - especially in holiday areas - after yesterday's storm

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 13:37
Hundreds of properties around the Coromandel have been left damaged after this week's heavy rain and flooding.The Thames-Coromandel District Council has given the first indication of the widespread scale of damage to properties...


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