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The North Island is facing heavy downpours and thunderstorms into the late morning.

Flooded Auckland roads reopened

Albany on the North Shore received a record 36.6mm rainfall in one hour.


Severe weather warning for upper North Island

Metservice is telling people to remain alert over the coming days.

A slip in the Waioeka Gorge.

Heavy rain likely to close Waioeka Gorge

The NZTA is warning motorists to stay up to date with road conditions.

The Waioeka Gorge is notorious for big slips that block the highway.

Gisborne frustrated as Waioeka Gorge slip blocks SH2

"We need some leadership, we need some people to look at this as a wider issue."


Gisborne airport's embarrassing air control blunder

A malfunctioning lock delayed an Air New Zealand flight by 30 minutes.


'A bloody mess!': Tolaga Bay residents let loose at forestry companies

"Did you have no thought about us down here?! Did you not ask anyone?!"


Logging truck crash kills one

There's been a fatal head-on smash near Gisborne.

Conner Andrews can be seen showing off skills that rival Point Break's Patrick Swayze.

Gisborne knee-boarder makes most of the wet weather

A flooded roadside drain was perfect for a spot of watersports.

People were rescued off a roof in flooded Tolaga Bay last week.

Gisborne braces for more intense wind and rain

The East Coast already took a pummeling from torrential rain last week.

Last week Gisborne was hit by another devastating storm.

North Island preps for 48 hours of 'severe weather'

Hawke's Bay residents told to prepare for flooding and power outages.


Footage reveals devastation after Gisborne downpour

Streets are flooded and rivers are packed with fallen logs.

One family were trapped on their roof.

Nightmare morning for Gisborne after heavy flooding

More heavy rain is inbound and could cause further devastation.

They spent four hours on the roof of their home.

Family recalls desperate escape from flood

They fortunately got away safely, but their Tolaga Bay home was destroyed.

Family rescued in the midst of flooding.

Tolaga Bay family rescued from roof

Two adults and a toddler were stuck for four hours thanks to flooding.

Bone and artefacts from the site.

Ancient Māori village discovered in Gisborne

Archaeologists have uncovered stone and obsidian tools, fish hooks and bones belonging to moa and dogs.

The man was flown to Gisborne Hospital and is in a moderate condition.

Drunk man accidentally shoots himself in the chest

Emergency services attended the scene north of Gisborne just before 7am.

 Criminal barrister Jonathon Krebs spoke to RNZ about the situation.

Gisborne woman struggles with threats from gang members

She is trying to find a place to live where she feels safe.

Poverty Bay may have a new name soon.

Dual name possible for Poverty Bay

The Geographic Board is considering renaming it Turanganui-a-Kiwa/Poverty Bay.


What Amanda Gillies said that outraged Gisborne

"Her comments are highly offensive to me and other Gisbornites."

A group of scientists are preparing to drill into the Hikurangi subduction zone.

Scientists' pioneering probe into NZ's most dangerous fault line

An 'observatory' will be lowered into a hole to capture the creaks of the Hikurangi subduction zone.