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Flood events 2004 continued
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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2004 Hawkes Bay Porangahau
Farm damage flooded cemetary flooded main street
Farm damage
Flooded cemetery
Flooded main street

flooded property main road south view form Old Hill Rd
Flooded property
Main road south
View from Old Hill Rd


2004 Lower North Island

Hutt car park before flood Hutt car park during flood Aerial view Lower Hutt central Aerial view Lower Hutt houses
Lower Hutt car
park before
Lower Hutt car
park during flood
Lower Hutt central
Lower Hutt houses

Aerial view Seaview Waitotara property damage Waitotara cleanup Upper Hutt street
Seaview and harbour
Waitotara property
Waitotara cleanup
Upper Hutt

Kopane school classroom Kopane school external view Kopane school playground
Kopane school classroom
Kopane exterior
Kopane playground


2004 Manawatu

Akitio river mouth Beaconsfield bridge damage Aorangi bridge debris Repairing a stopbank breech
Akitio River mouth
Beaconsfield bridge
Aorangi bridge debris
Repairing a stopbank breech

Manawatu Gorge Haynes creek road washout Moutoa floodgates Welfare helicopter food delivery
Manawatu Gorge
Haynes creek road washout
Moutoa floodgates
Food delivery