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Flood events 2005-2006
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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2005 Bay of Plenty

BOP aerial view of flooded houses BOP flooded river mouth
Aerial view flooded homes
Swollen river mouth

2006 Lower North Island

Mangamahu bridge survey Mangamahu washout Mangamahu bridge damage Aerial view Wairarapa flooded farms
Mangamahu Bridge survey
Mangamahu washout
Managamahu damage
Wairarapa farms

Wairarapa swollen river mouth Wairarapa aerial wideshot
Wairarapa river mouth
Wairarapa wideshot