12 Mar 2017

Tasman tempest creates havoc

4:23 pm on 12 March 2017

Torrential rain has flooded homes across Auckland and caused slips and surface flooding in Wellington.

Key events

  • 176 homes in west Auckland have flooded, some of them waist-deep
  • Civil defence says 65mm of rain fell in west Auckland in a single hour
  • Surface flooding is affecting roads across the city, inlcuding the North-Western and Southern Motorways
  • Motorists are being asked to avoid New Lynn, Henderson and Kelston as several roads are under water

Look back at RNZ's live updates on the heavy rain in Auckland and Wellington here: