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Weather chaos: What you need to know

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 07:20
New Zealanders are waking up to the havoc being wreaked by the tail of Cyclone Debbie. SEND US YOUR WEATHER PHOTOS AND VIDEOS Here's everything you need to know:• There has been widespread flooding overnight across Auckland...

New danger as gardens fall into sea as North Shore cliff face collapses

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 07:19
Homes on the edge of a collapsing Auckland waterfront cliff face may be evacuated as a second major landslide carves off property into the sea.Homes are flooded across the upper North Island as weather continues to lash the country...

Live: Weather, rain, flood chaos as Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc on Auckland, Whanganui, Rangitikei and other parts of North Island, South Island

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 04:54
Hundreds of residents are being evacuated in Whanganui, a mud slip slammed into homes in one of Auckland's upmarket suburbs and flooding has closed roads - New Zealanders are waking up to the havoc being wreaked by the tail of Cyclone...

Debbie deluge: Auckland region flooded, worse yet to come for central North Island

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 23:20
Some Auckland suburbs have been deluged with an entire average April rainfall in just six hours as Cyclone Debbie slams much if the North Island.Heavy rain and storms pounded Auckland tonight. The Fire Service Northern Communications...

Tail end of cyclone not over for Tauranga with more rain expected until Thursday

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 18:02
Heavy rain drenching the Bay not only bothered cruise ship passengers but has delayed the kiwifruit harvest and caused minor flooding in Tauranga.MetService issued a severe weather warning for the area and at 5pm yesterday 40.8mm...

Wild weather: Motorists warned to take care, but the worst is still to come

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 16:50
Motorists are being urged to take care on the way home tonight - but the worst heavy rain is still to come tomorrow.Severe thunderstorm warnings are in place for the upper North Island north of a line from Hamilton to Tauranga,...

Bodies of New Zealand mum and two kids found after family swept away by Tweed River floods

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 16:13
Australian police have recovered three bodies in the search for a Kiwi family swept away by the flood-swollen Tweed River. Stephanie King, 43, her 7-year-old son Jacob Kabealo and 11-year-old daughter Ella-Jane Kabealo were in a...

Crash involving truck and car delays traffic in both direction on SH1 north of Puhoi

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 15:48
A crash involving a truck and a car is delaying traffic in both directions on State Highway 1 north of Puhoi.The NZ Transport Agency said anyone driving north of Puhoi should expect delays in both directions and follow instructions...

'Big smiles on their faces' as pupils evacuated from school as Waitotara River flood threatens

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 15:46
Nine children who were evacuated from a remote school north of Whanganui this morning left "with big smiles on their faces," their teacher says.Michael Bieleski, the sole teacher of the nine-student Ngamatapouri School, said the...

Watch NZH Local Focus: Whanganui prepares for a deluge

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:21
At Whanganui District Council, the mayor and his officials are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, as heavy rain hits the region. "The emergency centre is all set up and ready to go, the Civil Defence people and our...

Taranaki school evacuated as remnants of Cyclone Debbie make landfall

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:05
Cyclone Debbie has started to hammer the central North Island, forcing a school evacuation and road closures in Taranaki. Almost the entire North Island is expected to get torrential rain, but central regions will be particularly...

Woman dies in Mississippi storm during 911 call

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:07
Mississippi woman who desperately tried to direct rescuers to her sinking vehicle after it skidded into a rain-swollen creek was among four people killed in storms across the South.Jacqueline Williams, 52, ran off a road into a...

Heavy downpours to continue in Rotorua

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 07:50
Periods of heavy downpours in Rotorua are expected to last until tomorrow afternoon, according to a Metservice meteorologist."There will be gaps in the rain but as the warm tropical air mass moves over the North Island, you can...

Tauranga to get a month's worth of rain, today

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 05:40
Some parts of the Western Bay could get up to 150mm of rain today, forecasters say.Niwa principal scientist in forecasting Chris Brandolino said heavy rain was forecast as the remnants of Cyclone Debbie passed over New Zealand,...

Central New Zealand faces Cyclone Debbie deluge

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 19:03
Floods and slips are in store for most of the country as heavy rain from ex-tropical cyclone Debbie unleashes its wrath tomorrow.MetService has released a swathe of wind and rain warnings that extend across the North Island and...

Tourist who felt 'blatantly misled' by Picton visitor guide lays formal complaint

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 12:57
A visiting tourist who felt "misled and disappointed" by Picton's visitor guide has laid an unsuccessful complaint against the booklet's authors.Picton's weather, water quality, tourist attractions and popularity amongst New Zealanders...

Swathe of warnings as Debbie's wrath stretches across the Tasman

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 09:48
Central New Zealand is being told to prepare for floods and slips as heavy rain from ex-tropical cyclone Debbie unleashes its wrath across the country. MetService has released a swathe of wind and rain warnings that extend across...

Thick fog shrouds Auckland as tropical air envelopes city

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 07:04
Auckland is waking to a murky start to the day with fog shrouding much of the central city this morning.Tropical humidity is causing a combination of low cloud, fog and mist to cloak western and inner city suburbs in a thick white...

Serious situation as remnants of deadly ex-tropical cyclone Debbie cross Tasman

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 05:32
Central New Zealand is being warned to prepare for floods as a deluge heads our way. Some parts will get three times April's average rainfall in just 48 hours.Niwa says the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Debbie are threatening to...

Weekend's warmth a welcome ray of sunshine

Sun, 02/04/2017 - 18:56
There were a few sunburnt faces over the weekend after the sun's rays caught many Kiwis off guard.Subtropical winds brought humid cloudy weather on Saturday, making for an unseasonably warm start to April, with temperatures reaching...

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