Insurance Council boss Tim Grafton has some basic tips for storm-affected homeowners.
The stormy weather is headed for Wellington after wreaking havoc across the North Island.
Nigel Peterson went missing in the Bay of Plenty over a month ago.
Monday evening's rain was short and sharp, but affected dozens of homes across the region.
Severe thunderstorms brought torrential rain to the Bay of Plenty.
Social media commenters have labelled it "pathetic".
A Kiwi firm, foreign investor and local iwi are behind the proposal.
Police have arrested a teenager who allegedly stole a police car in Murupara in October.
An air and ground search located the car abandoned on the road.
More than a dozen homes were destroyed when the river burst through the stopbank.
Wood Fest is a yearly highlight for the town, which some say often gets a bad rap.
A fire at a Bay of Plenty sawmill has been contained to the boiler room.
It would cost a fourth-term National Government up to $100 million.