Saturday night's first division prize has been split between Auckland and Rotorua.
New information means police can continue their search for missing Rotorua man Nigel Peterson.
Civil Defence controller Stavros Michael says there's no quick fix after last week's deluge.
Nigel Peterson has been missing for 167 days - but police have resumed their search.
The 20m-deep cavern is three times bigger than anything else Brad Scott's seen.
A record amount of rain caused chaos in the town.
A falling branch smashed through a child's window moments after her parents pulled her from bed.
The plane was forced to turn back to Auckland.
Crews are starting to assess roads and remove debris on Monday morning.
Ngongotaha locals are now being moved to a safe place for the night.
Boats and 4WDs were sent in to get those trapped to safety.
The council is advising people to stay off the roads.
Trust bosses have addressed concerns raised by members.
Mayor Steve Chadwick is heading to Parliament to argue the city's case.
Jamie Keremete was found guilty of seven offences, including assault and threatening to kill.
The streamlined service will cause deaths, it's been claimed.
The district's mayor says NZTA's initial decision was a misunderstanding.
The agency says welcome signs must be written in English.