Cyclone Gita: Evacuations north of Wellington as floodwaters rise

Cyclone Gita isn't finished with Wellington yet, creating flooding chaos north of the capital on Thursday morning.

Heavy rain and a high tide have inundated low-lying areas near Paraparaumu and Raumati South, with six houses evacuated.

People living in the affected homes have gone to stay with neighbours, friends or relatives.

Fire and Emergency spokeswoman Jan Wills told Newshub they've had more than a dozen callouts.

"Fire crews assisted with sandbags proved by the council. The council also activated the emergency operations centre [in Kapiti] and they have organised an evacuation centre in case anybody else needed to be evacuated.

"And there is a possibility of more calls as people wake up and there's still quite heavy rain going through the area."

Severe weather warnings are in place for the region.

Meanwhile, 6000 people are still trapped in Golden Bay with the road to Nelson completely cut off, after the storm barrelled through on Tuesday night.

Cyclone Gita: Evacuations north of Wellington as floodwaters rise
Photo credit: Newshub.

Red Cross teams are on standby to help people in the area, which remains in a state of emergency.

National Disaster Management Manager, Andrew McKie says it's a waiting game.

"When the road is open, and we're not sure when that's going to be, we'll be supporting the Nelson Civil Defence in doing community outreach - just making sure the people in the Golden Bay area are fine."

Andrew McKie says teams want to get in as soon as possible, but has no idea when that will be.

Other parts of the country are in clean-up mode.