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Baby Nathan almost born mid-air after emergency helicopter flight

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 13:07
When Charlotte Christensen's water broke at 4am on the same day as torrential rain and flooding cut off parts of the Coromandel, she knew getting to hospital from Whitianga would be difficult.But the fact her baby was born minutes...

Bridge to nowhere washes up on Waiheke beach

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 12:35
A backyard bridge has fallen casualty to yesterday's wild weather, washing up on a Waiheke beach along with an artificial tennis court.Until yesterday the small wooden footbridge spanned a gentle metre-wide creek that ran through...

The big deluge: Slips affect Coromandel homes, roads closed, power off

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 07:57
Slips have come down on Coromandel properties and roads remain closed after thunderstorms and high winds continued to lash the sodden upper North Island overnight.A key highway on the eastern side on the Coromandel Peninsula remains...

Brace yourself: Wild weather set to worsen

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 06:00
The wild weather which has battered northern New Zealand - causing slips, evacuations and stock deaths - is set to get worse.A month's worth of rain fell in parts of Northland, Auckland and the Coromandel yesterday. The downpours...

What's causing the downpours

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 21:42
Today's torrential rain is a "weather traffic jam", not unlike an Auckland morning during March Madness, says Niwa meteorologist Ben Noll.It's an autumn trifecta for weather-induced misery: strong and slowing moving low pressure,...

Wild weather causes chaos throughout Bay

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 20:57
* One house lost in a major slip, with fears for another two* Floodwaters and slips cut off coastal township* Worst storm in decades shuts down sewerage system * Cars floating down roads* No power, petrol, internet, or escape*...

Heavy rain forecast prompts Hawke's Bay growers to bring white wine harvest in early

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 20:02
The heavy rain forecast for the end of the week has pushed the harvest of white wines forward concerning local winegrowers.According to MetService yesterday Wairoa clocked 66mm of rain, Napier 26mm and Hastings 38mm within 24 hours.A...

Before and after the deluge: Bad weather expected to continue over next 48 hours

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 19:41
• Torrential overnight rain caused widespread flooding in southeast Auckland, Coromandel and Northland. • Police pleaded with motorists to stay away from affected areas, especially Coromandel where slips and swollen creeks...

Torrential rain and slips leave Waihi and Whiritoa flooded and isolated

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 19:37
Torrential rainfall created widespread flooding in the Waihi and Whiritoa areas.The small community of Whiritoa woke up yesterday morning isolated after several slips on State Highway 25 either side of the beachside settlement left...

Downpours put a dampener on Rotorua events, with heavy rain set to stay for weekend

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 19:29
Heavy downpours across Rotorua have seen short-term flooding, public events cancelled and a school camp evacuated.And there are no signs of the rain easing up in the coming days. A severe weather warning issued for Rotorua and...

Watch NZH Local Focus: Coromandel Mayor urges locals to stay vigilant

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 16:55
Thames & Coromandel District Mayor Sandra Goudie says locals should brace themselves for more wild weather for the rest of the week."It's really important that you make sure that your guttering and stormwater systems are all clear....

Clevedon residents watch livestock floating down river in 'worst ever' floods

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 13:08
Clevedon residents are reporting huge stock loses as the town east of Auckland is hit by the worst floods in a generation.Clevedon businessman Jay Bath told the Herald he had lost 18 animals, worth between $18,000 to $20,000,...

Cruise ship turned away because of bad weather

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 12:15
A luxury cruise ship expected to berth at the Port of Tauranga today has been turned away because of the wild weather pummelling the region.The Azamara Journey was meant to arrive this morning but the weather was too wild.Spokesman...

Rescue operation underway to evacuate family from flooded Clevedon home

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 11:58
Boats and a police helicopter are working to evacuate a Clevedon family from their home as heavy rain causes flooding on Wairoa River. A police spokeswoman said the home on the Clevedon-Kawakawa Bay Rd was flooded and a rescue was...

Woman in labour airlifted during weather mayhem

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 11:57
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was sent to Thames Hospital this morning to transport a woman in labour. It is understood the mum-to-be was flown to Waikato Hospital in Hamilton."It was not clear if the roads were blocked...

Police car washed away in Kawakawa flash flood east of Auckland

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 11:20
A police car has been hit by a flash flood and washed off the road into a swollen creek, stranding an officer on top of the vehicle.The car was washed away on Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd, as heavy rain continues to drench areas near Auckland...

Whangamata surf champ's shop knee-deep in water

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:43
World champion surfer Ella Williams' family has been wading through their Whangamata surf shop, which is knee-deep in water, as the rest of the Coromandel region suffers road closures, slips and more flooding.Owners Dean and Janine...

Rain will let up today but expect more tomorrow

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:37
Some rain bands sweeping down the North Island will start to break up today but others will "flare up" as a large low in the Tasman continues to cause chaos to parts of New Zealand, says WeatherWatch head weather forecaster Philip...

School children rescued in mass evacuation from flooded school camp

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 08:51
More than 100 school children and adults have been evacuated from waist-deep floodwaters at a popular Auckland camp. The Year 5 and 6 pupils from Stanley Bay School in Devonport were rescued from Camp Adair in southeast Auckland...

Chaos in Coromandel, Waikato as rain pours down

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 08:43
Rising river levels have cut off a main route into the Coromandel this morning.The Kauaeranga River south of Thames, is rising, closing State Highway 25. SEND US YOUR WEATHER PHOTOS AND VIDEOS Motorists are being urged to...


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