The heavy rain may be bringing floods and damage to Auckland - but one young man used the opportunity to enjoy some aquatic activity.
Video shows him being towed at speed behind a vehicle through the flooded Portland Road in Remuera while his friends cheer him on.
"At about 10 past six police stopped a car towing a person wakeboarding," a police spokespersons says.
"We've had a talk about not doing that because it's a bit dangerous."
Police say they "discourage" anyone else from following suit.
"We don't want people putting themselves at risk," the spokesperson says.
She urges people to follow the emergency instructions in their areas.