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Rotorua braces for more flooding, slips as Cyclone Cook bears down on region

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 17:38
A state of emergency has been declared for the Bay of Plenty as the region braces for the arrival of Cyclone Cook - just days after the tail end of Cyclone Debbie caused widespread damage and destruction. A severe weather warning...

Lights back on in Kawakawa Bay homes after landslips cut power

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 17:15
The last four homes without power in Kawakawa Bay now have their lights back on - although it's not a permanent fix.Geotechnicians checked out the stability of the land yesterday before allowing workers in. Today a helicopter brought...

State of Emergency declared in Bay of Plenty as Cyclone Cook bears down on NZ

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 14:57
A local state of emergency has been declared for the Bay of Plenty.Severe weather is expected in the region as Cyclone Cook bears down on New Zealand in the next 48 hours. Bay of Plenty Civil Defence emergency management group...

Progress in West Auckland post-flooding

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 14:02
West Aucklanders can be assured the council is working on getting roads up and running after intense flooding last month.Auckland Council said progress was being made to relieve congestion through New Lynn, caused by damage to Great...

Drains cleared as more rain forecast for Hawke's Bay

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 08:54
Contractors clearing the last of several slips which disrupted traffic across SH5 and SH2 north last week are also clearing roadside water channels as wet weather looks set to return over the next three days.And according to veteran...

Cyclone Cook: Flood-stricken Bay of Plenty in line for wet weather double punch under latest models

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 07:40
Cyclone Cook could be about to bring more heartache to flood-devastated parts of the country.The category 3 cyclone was early this morning just south of New Caledonia, where it passed overnight and, according to overseas media,...

Kawakawa Bay after Cyclone Debbie: Not enough power to boil an egg

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 05:00
Holiday homes stink of rotting fish bait, dirty washing piles up, septic tanks over flow, roads are as narrow as footpaths and power lines teeter on the edge of cliffs, ready to fall into the sea.As the rest of Auckland moves on...

North Island may be hit by more heavy rain as Cyclone Cook approaches

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 08:20
Already flood-ravaged parts of the North Island may be in for another dose of heavy rain as the remnants of tropical Cyclone Cook arrive later this week.Cook is now a category 3 storm and may reach category 4 before making landfall...

NASA's Wanaka balloon launch delayed

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 05:58
NASA has postponed the third launch attempt of its super-pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka this morning because of poor weather.The SPB was due to be launched at 4.30am but wind speeds were slightly above those required for launch,...

Some residents allowed back into flood-ravaged Edgecumbe

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 05:35
Some residents in flood-ravaged Edgecumbe are being allowed back into their properties this morning, but it is limited to just a few dozen homes.Locals from 46 properties along Hydro Rd, Nikau Place, Miro Place and Konini Place...

More flooding could be in store as newly formed Cyclone Cook makes its way to New Zealand

Sun, 09/04/2017 - 10:49
Hot on the heels of ex-cyclone Debbie is the newly formed Cyclone Cook, and it could bring more flooding to New Zealand.Cyclone Cook is today tracking from southern parts of Vanuatu and towards New Caledonia, bringing damaging winds...

Tempers flare over access to Edgecumbe homes

Sun, 09/04/2017 - 09:36
Whakatane mayor Tony Bonne is blaming a faulty sound system and his late arrival for the fiery nature of a meeting with flood-hit families last night.Angry Edgecumbe residents stormed out of a public meeting as tempers flared over...

Forecasters say two more days of sun remain before the rain returns

Sun, 09/04/2017 - 08:37
Put your washing out to dry while you still can, the weekend break in the rain won't last and wet weather is forecast to return by midweek.A ridge of high pressure bringing sun and dry weather to most parts of the country will be...

The long wait to return home continues for residents of flood-ravaged Edgecumbe

Sun, 09/04/2017 - 05:00
Five home owners in Edgecumbe were allowed to return home yesterday - but the wait for hundreds of others in the flood-battered town is set to go on for some time yet.People living at five addresses in East Bank Rd were able to...

Edgecumbe residents vent frustration

Sat, 08/04/2017 - 21:16
Residents of the flood-ravaged Whakatane District have vented their frustration at a public meeting tonight.About 1600 were evacuated from Edgecumbe and surrounding areas on Thursday.The residents of five houses have been allowed...

Small number of Edgecumbe residents told they can return home, after ex-tropical cyclone Debbie's savage blow

Sat, 08/04/2017 - 14:54
There has been some good news for a small number of people in Edgecumbe today.In a press release, the Whakatane District Council said occupants of five homes in the flood-ravaged Eastern Bay of Plenty town are being told they can...

Rain, flooding and slips set to bear down on country, Easter may be washout

Sat, 08/04/2017 - 10:31
Lap up the fine weather this weekend as three days of heavy rain that could see flooding and further slips in already saturated parts of the country are just around the corner.Water levels have dropped in the flood-ravaged town...

Tide turning: Stopbank closed in flooded Edgecumbe but evacuation remains

Sat, 08/04/2017 - 07:49
Water levels have dropped in the flood-ravaged town of Edgecumbe, however officials are unable to say when thousands of evacuees will be allowed home.A breach in a stopbank of the Rangitaiki River was closed at 11pm last night.The...

Edgecumbe devastated after river bursts bank

Sat, 08/04/2017 - 05:00
Thousands of evacuated Edgecumbe residents are in for a grim weekend after warnings it could be days before they can return home to a town swamped in murky floodwater.A mammoth recovery effort is under way in the cordoned-off Bay...

Our wet week: Wettest start for parts of North Island

Sat, 08/04/2017 - 05:00
Parts of the North Island are up to the wettest start of any year since records began, with Rotorua being drenched with more than 850mm of rain so far this year. Data from NIWA obtained by the Herald shows that rain fall to date...


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