8 Nov 2016

Heavy rain causes slip, flooding in Wairarapa

10:31 am on 8 November 2016

The Rimutaka Hill Road north of Wellington has re-opened after a slip earlier closed one lane.

08092016 Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King. Wild weather. A main walks in the heavy rain.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

The road had been partly closed due to a slip caused by heavy rain overnight.

Surface flooding caused by the downpour was reported at White Rock on the Wairarapa coast and the road to Tora.

MetService said there had been up to 54mm of rain in the area in the last 24 hours, but the bad weather was clearing.

The agency said heavy rain was also expected to develop in Fiordland this afternoon.