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Flood events 1995-2004
Disastrous floods have struck most parts of New Zealand. Floods are the most common cause of a civil defence emergency and several so-called “100-year” floods can happen in quick succession.

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1995 Thames and Queenstown

Thames distressed homeowner Thames rowboat transport Thames rowboat rescue
Thames distressed homeowner
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Thames rowboat
transport
Thames rowboat rescue
Aerial view of Wanaka Queenstown creek before Queenstown creek after Queenstown flooded lakeshore
Queenstown Wanaka
Queenstown Horne creek before
Queenstown Horne creek after
Queenstown flooded lakeshore




2002 Thames and Gisborne

Thames caravan park Thames house contents on street Flooded house interior Flooded house interior
Thames caravan park
Thames house contents left out for collection
Thames house interior
Thames house interior
Gisborne flooded river Gisborne flloded farms Gisborne flooded farms Gisborne slip damage
Gisborne flooded river mouth
Gisborne flooded farms
Gisborne flooded farms
Gisborne slip damage to farmland


2004 Bay of Plenty

Edgecombe Rd blocked Aerial view of Edgecombe Edgecombe dairy factory Otorohanga school
Edgecumbe road
blocked
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Aerial veiw Edgecumbe
Edgecumbe dairy factory
Otorohanga school
Flooded farm Rangiriri Whakatane aerial view Whakatane aerial view
Flooded farm Rangiriri
Whakatane
Whakatane