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Flood events 2008
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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2008 Hurunui District

Cathedral Road washed out
Ferry Bridge severe road damage
Garty's Road, south of Amberley
Bridge failure, Leamington Road

State Highway 1 spanning the Waipara River
Culvert blowout and resulting road failure