Flood flow at Buller River the largest in New Zealand since 1926

Flood flow at Buller River the largest in New Zealand since 1926

Flood flows on the Buller River in July 2021 were the largest of any river in New Zealand in almost 100 years, NIWA measurements show. Mike O'Driscoll, NIWA Environmental Monitoring Technician, used radar to measure the speed at the surface of Buller River from…

Historic rainfall hits New Zealand, causing severe flooding

Historic rainfall hits New Zealand, causing severe flooding

Hundreds of residents in north Canterbury in New Zealand have been evacuated amid severe flooding fuelled by a one-in-100-year heavy rain over the weekend. According to NIWA, the rainfall was 200 to 400 percent of normal for the month of May, causing rivers to rise…

Napier under state of emergency after heaviest rain in 57 years, New Zealand

Napier under state of emergency after heaviest rain in 57 years, New Zealand

A state of emergency was declared in Napier, New Zealand, after up to 242.4 mm (9.5 inches) of rain triggered damaging floods, landslides, and power outages that affected more than 3 300 homes on Monday, November 9, 2020. The amount of rain that fell in a 12-hour…

Ex-cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc across North Island, New Zealand

Ex-cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc across North Island, New Zealand

Remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" have reached New Zealand and are now dumping flooding rain across the North Island. Parts of the region have declared states of emergency and are expecting record flooding Wednesday. The storm will continue affecting…

Massive sinkhole opens up in Auckland, New Zealand

Massive sinkhole opens up in Auckland, New Zealand

A very large sinkhole has opened up in Auckland's New Lynn after a week of extremely heavy rainfall dumped by a powerful storm centered over the Tasman Sea. The structure of this storm was similar to a tropical cyclone, NIWA said and shared some of the most…