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Local Focus: Concern mounts for second king tide

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 18:37
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence is advising people to consider self-evacuation ahead of tonight's second king tide. The main risks are now high winds and coastal inundation caused by large swells.The king tide earlier today at 10.40am...

Kaiaua residents in clean-up mode after storm wreaks havoc

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 17:54
Just hours after waves burst over the sea bank in the coastal town of Kaiaua, residents were launching into a cleanup effort.At least 15 displaced residents in the small town south of Auckland have been relocated to the Kaiaua fire...

Wellington man uses kayak to deliver mail in flood-stricken Thames

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 16:25
On a stormy holiday in Thames one Wellington man decided to make his own maverick mission.Ciaran Fill, 21, hopped in his kayak and paddled around fetching mail from his neighbours' letter boxes and delivered it to their front door."They...

Couple unhurt after their ute was struck by lightning during storm

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 16:21
A young Auckland couple has escaped unscathed after their ute was hit by lightning during the severe storm that continues to thrash the country.Just minutes after Emily Pouwhare's parents told her and her husband Stefan to drive...

Waikato police release crash pics to reinforce safe driving

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 16:18
Waikato police have released a series of photographs from recent crash scenes in a bid to get motorists to drive to the conditions. The photographs were published on the Waikato Police Facebook page and show a number of cars involved...

Tauranga begins to flood as subtropical storm hits city

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 15:06
Flooding is causing havoc in parts of Tauranga as rising tides and extreme rain hit the city. Campers are surrounded at Silver Birch Holiday Park on Turret Rd as water laps across the road near Hairini Bridge.The Wairoa River...

Wedding in Pauanui, Coromandel carries on through storm

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 14:51
A bride and groom are hoping they don't have to say their vows in flippers and wetsuits today as their marquee and venue flood in the monster storm.Lucy Guernier and Kristin O'Brian were due to get married today on a family friend's...

Don't relax yet - deadly storm to pummel the country another 26 hours

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 14:25
The deadly storm causing chaos across the North Island is now expected to sweep over the centre of the country tonight. Southern regions are now on a flooding alert.In its latest advisory MetService says the storm will track over...

Thames-Coast Rd destroyed by waves in monster storm over Coromandel

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 14:19
The monster storm that is ripping over the country is destroying a state highway in the Coromandel.The Thames-Coast Rd is closed from Thames to Manaia due to multiple slips, rock falls and dangerous conditions.Photos show the...

Quake-repaired SH1 north and south of Kaikoura shut by rockfalls and flooding

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 11:52
The newly-reopened quake-repaired State Highway One north and south of Kaikoura has been shut down after rockfalls and surface flooding this morning. The highway, which was closed for more than a year after the magnitude 7.8 quake...

Get ready for more bad weather: Storm to make landfall, carnage across North Island

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 10:47
The storm that has caused chaos for the past day is just hours away from making landfall, with king tides, gales and driving rain continuing to cause widespread damage across the upper North Island. Thousands remain without power...

Footpath gives way at Birkenhead slip site

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 10:21
A major slip in Birkenhead has worsened after a footpath gave way in severe weather in Auckland.The original slip , in October last year, left a 50m wide crevasse near Rawene Rd Reserve and took out a car park. A second slip...

Skiers trapped in ski lift as killer storm batters Austria

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 10:05
A video showing terrified skiers stuck in a chairlift swinging violently from side to side has emerged as Storm Eleanor sweeps through Europe after battering Britain. The footage was shot at the Vorarlberg ski resort in Austria,...

Monster storm: What you need to know

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 08:38
• Rain will continue to fall over most of the North Island today as the storm crosses central New Zealand• Authorities remain on high alert for flooding on western beaches as storm surges swell king tides• More...

Forecasters say we haven't seen worst of weather yet

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 08:25
While parts of the North Island have already copped a drenching, forecasters warn we haven't seen the worst of the winds yet.Coromandel, Auckland, Waitomo and the Bay of Plenty are likely to be hit by powerful winds of up to 120...

Wet weather not stopping Wellington campers at Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 07:49
A group of Wellingtonians have not had the warmest, or driest, welcome from the Bay of Plenty. Jenny Va, Justin Lundon and Jade Lundon left Wellington at 3am yesterday to make their way to Mount Maunganui. It was the first time...

Monster storm: Roofs lift, homes flood, thousands without power

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 06:33
Powerful winds and torrential rain continue to wreak havoc as a two-day storm tracks south across New Zealand, and forecasters warn more fury is in store today. The monster storm, packed with destructive 120km/h gales and tropical-fuelled...

Tamaki Drive has been closed for the second time due to storm surges flood the road

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 23:58
Auckland's waterfront road Tamaki Dr has closed for the second time in 24 hours following storm surges.WeatherWatch reported Tamaki Dr was closed from the Port of Auckland to Ngapipi Rd due to flooding.Police say waves crashing...

Worst storm of the year causes power outages in Auckland and Bay of Plenty

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 21:16
At least 2000 homes are in the dark today as wild weather hitting the North island today, line faults and at least one vehicle crash cut the flow of power. Vector has reported properties throughout Auckland suburbs like Newmarket,...

Wet and windy weather causes havoc on roads

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 20:20
Wet and windy weather has been lashing parts of the country, and hundreds if not thousands of holidaymakers have packed up early and are now battling wet roads and poor visibility as they drive home. While officials would not link...


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