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Flood events 2007
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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2007 Hawkes Bay

Washed out fire depot evacuation centre Aerial view of flooded properties Dangerously swollen riven
Washed out fire depot
Evacuation centre
Flooded properties
Swollen river

Tractor rescue Maraekakaho river level Flooded Hastings street Stop bank repairs
Tractor rescue
Maraekakaho river level
Flooded Hastings street
Stop bank repairs

2007 Clutha

Flooded homes in Milton Taieri river flowing over the spillway Flooded home in Milton
Taieri river spillway

2007 Northland

Whangarei coastal storm surge Washed out bridge, Northland Flooded farmland Flooded roads
Whangarei coastal storm surge
Washed out bridge
Flooded farmland
Flooded roading
Hikurangi swamp Whakapara farmland Hikurangi swamp ute stranded in floodwaters
Hikurangi Swamp
Whakapara farmland
Hikurangi Swamp
Stranded ute Titoki