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State Highway 35 restricted access
1 Jul 2009
SH 35 is expected to remain physically closed for the rest of the day. Read more >>
Flood situation update at 12.30pm
30 Jun 2009
About 500 people at Te Karaka north-west of Gisborne are expected to be isolated tonight. The rising Waipaoa River at Te Karaka, which is expected to reach 9.5 metres by this evening, is expected to cut off the 2 access roads into Te Karaka. Read more >>
Situation update at 2.30pm
30 Jun 2009
River levels throughout the district are running at a high level.   High tide was at 12.30pm in Gisborne. The Taruheru River, which runs through the city, has recently overflowed its banks. This poses no threat to the city at this stage. Read more >>
Residents leave home as floodwaters rise
30 Jun 2009
Update at 5.15pm.  Several settlements in the Gisborne district were expected to be isolated by this evening as river levels continued to rise in the district. Up to 80 people are expected to be evacuated from small settlements north of Tolaga Bay as the Hikuwai River is close to overflowing its banks. Read more >>
A further 180mm of rain predicted
29 Jun 2009
A severe weather warning is in place for the Gisborne district. 100mm of rain has already fallen in the district. From 9am Monday morning till midnight Tuesday a further 180mm is predicted to fall on the Gisborne ranges with heavy falls from midnight tonight. This rain is likely to remain on the surface as the district is already sodden. Some downfalls of between 15-20 mls per hour are expected. Read more >>

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