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Two weeks on, repairs begin and the community helps with clean-up from flooding.
It has been an emotional day for some West Coast residents, as it becomes clear hundreds of people will be forced into long-term accommodation, or will have to move altogether - after devastating… Video, Audio
Niwa says data gathered before and after last weekend's disastrous flood in Westport will influence the design of any stopbanks that may be built in future.
Efforts continue in Westport today to find shelter for hundreds of people displaced by serious flooding.
Eighty-nine homes in the town have been red-stickered, and for 95 people, Westport South… Audio
A Westport man is hitting out at the local council for not doing enough to protect the town from flood.
Heavy rain over the weekend caused the Buller and Orowaiti Rivers to flood, resulting in… Audio
West Coast residents are bracing for more heavy rain as the flood-hit region grapples with finding acccomodation for those whose homes have been destroyed.
The Associate Housing Minister visited the… Video, Audio
Many shocked and tired Westport residents are getting mentally prepared for the task ahead of drying out, repairing or replacing their waterlogged homes.
Dozens of houses have been red-listed as… Audio
Temporary accommodation services in Westport are to be activated for those with homes damaged by severe weather, including extensive flooding.
Flooding beginning last Friday afternoon has left many… Audio
Whakaari / White Island tourism companies charged with breaching health and safety laws have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funding since the tragedy.
Most of the money has come… Audio
A Westport evacuee who's trying to find somewhere else to live wants empty houses up for sale in the town to be turned into emergency accommodation.
Karen Palermo's flat has had water and silt… Audio
A lawyer representing some Whakaari eruption victims is furious the tourism companies being prosecuted over the tragedy have received hundreds of thousands of dollars of public money.
The 2019… Audio
Almost 90 West Coast families are needing a new roof over their heads after flood waters raged through the region on the weekend.
A community hub has been set up so residents can get medical… Video, Audio
The flood that swamped Westport at the weekend should convince even the most doubtful ratepayer that the town needs river protection work, West Coast Regional Council chairman Allan Birchfield says.
Insurance claims are flooding in following the weekend's severe weather which has left many with a lengthy - and expensive - clean up.
Heavy rain caused widespread flooding and evacuations across the… Audio
Marlborough and Buller were both hit by major flooding over the weekend.
Hundreds of people had to be evacuated as the Wairau river flooded, but have since been able to return home.
The country is being warned it can no longer rely on stopbanks to prevent flooding as climate change will make major weather events - like the one over the weekend - more severe.
Judy Lawrence from… Audio
Westport residents are still out of their homes after a massive flooding event over the weekend.
The scale of the damage is not yet known, but insurer IAG says it has received hundreds of claims.
Hundreds of Westport residents still don't know when or if they'll return to live in their homes following the devastating flooding in the town.
At least 65 homes have been red-stickered but more are… Audio
Water levels have fallen in Marlborough, revealing the extent of the damage caused by heavy rain over the weekend.
As the scale of the destruction is assessed, residents in cut off areas are waiting… Audio
The mayor of Buller estimates up to 100 people could be left without a home following the weekend's flooding on the West Coast.
While over 2000 people have been cleared to return home, more than 100… Video, Audio