Officials are working to find suitable long term solutions for over 100 residents.
"It really did feel like the house was going to go."
It's about to get very wet, cold and windy.
It's a cocktail of stormy conditions - with a touch of sunshine thrown in the mix.
Emergency services have received thousands of calls for help within hours.
It'll be a rainy weekend for most of New Zealand.
Temperatures are set to plummet on Sunday and Monday.
The "shot of cold air" could put newborn lambs at risk of death, WeatherWatch warns.
Authorities need to find accommodation for about 300 people whose homes are badly damaged.