Extreme flooding in Whanganui

Inapo a Ngāti Tumatauenga e whakapakari ana i ngā tahataha o te awa me ngā peeke-oneone ki te taha rawhiti o te awa o Whanganui, engari ka pakaru mai ngā tahuna heke whakarunga i te awa i te takiwa o te iwa karaka i te po he waru mita te teitei o ngā wai.

I te takiwa o tekau karaka i te po ka whakarerea e etahi o rātou whare, etahi he arahi i o rātou kararehe ki whenua maroke.

Ko ētahi i haerere ki te whare toko i te ora me ngā whare a o rātou whanaunga, I Tēnei ata i kitea te hekenga o te wai, 

Ko ngā whenua e patata atu ana ki te wai ngā whenua i waipukengia, Kua kore e kitea tēnei āhuatanga mo te rua tekau ma toru tau, Te tumanako ia, ka kore e kitea he waipuke pēnei na mo te wa roa.