Flooding

Return of wet weather causes inland flooding

Heavy rain over the weekend led to surface flooding and the closure of roads in the Waiareka Valley area. The rain started around 8pm on...

Storm damage closes reserve

The Cape Wanbrow recreational area has been temporarily closed due to significant forest damage caused by the recent storm. Waitaki District Council recreation manager...

Historic pines spared the chop – for now

The two historic Norfolk pines near Oamaru's Victorian Precinct, which were due to be felled in mid-June, have received a stay of execution. Vicar of...

Big storm clean-up gets into top gear

The big post-snow clean-up in the Waitaki is well under way, with repairs to roads and infrastructure set to cost in the region of...

$1.6m cost of damage to roads

Waitaki District Council is facing an estimated roading bill of $1.6 million, including costs for bridge repairs, after the recent heavy rain. The damage...

Snow isolates homes as clean-up begins

Oamaru and Waitaki are cleaning up after the weather blast which closed roads and schools, swept away bridges and isolated Oamaru during the height...

Snow isolates homes as clean-up begins

Oamaru and Waitaki are cleaning up after the weather blast which closed roads and schools, swept away bridges and isolated Oamaru during the height...

Today: Snow, icy winds and more downpours

North Otago is set to be blasted today by blizzard conditions, significant windchill and up to 90mm of rain, which will add to existing...

Bad weather delays repairs to flood-hit roads

Repairs to roads in the Waitaki district affected by this week's flooding are expected to be delayed as rain and snowfalls slow remedial work. Waitaki...

Skifield can’t open until road repaired

Flood damage has delayed the opening of the Awakino Skifield. The recent rain has caused extensive damage to the road providing access to the skifield. A...

Phone lines restored, bridge still a no-go

Danseys Pass resident Jo Todd answered the phone with surprise yesterday. The Oamaru Mail was the Todds' first phone call in a number of days...
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