Serious flooding hits Northland

By Heeni Brown

An extensive search is still underway for a woman, who went missing near Paihia's Haruru Falls which has reinforced the importance of looking out for one another.

Accordding to Kipa Munroe, “If we are able to help those stuck in their homes over the next few days, please lend them a hand, if you have spare food or water all those things can help.”

Many Northland roads remain closed or with limited access following last night's devastating downpour.  Heavy rain has washed away a section of SH1 just south of Kawakawa in Northland, closing the road in both directions.

Apart from the washout near Kawakawa several other highways from as south as Dargaville and as North as Kaeo are also affected by the storm.

Anyone seeking shelter or assistance is urged to contact their local District Council.