Albany on the North Shore received a record 36.6mm rainfall in one hour.
Metservice is telling people to remain alert over the coming days.
The NZTA is warning motorists to stay up to date with road conditions.
"We need some leadership, we need some people to look at this as a wider issue."
A malfunctioning lock delayed an Air New Zealand flight by 30 minutes.
"Did you have no thought about us down here?! Did you not ask anyone?!"
A flooded roadside drain was perfect for a spot of watersports.
The East Coast already took a pummeling from torrential rain last week.
Hawke's Bay residents told to prepare for flooding and power outages.
Streets are flooded and rivers are packed with fallen logs.
More heavy rain is inbound and could cause further devastation.
They fortunately got away safely, but their Tolaga Bay home was destroyed.
Two adults and a toddler were stuck for four hours thanks to flooding.
Archaeologists have uncovered stone and obsidian tools, fish hooks and bones belonging to moa and dogs.
Emergency services attended the scene north of Gisborne just before 7am.
She is trying to find a place to live where she feels safe.
"Her comments are highly offensive to me and other Gisbornites."
An 'observatory' will be lowered into a hole to capture the creaks of the Hikurangi subduction zone.