Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Flooding near Paeroa, 1936

Flooding near Paeroa, 1936

Mr J. White delivers bread to farm houses cut off by the flood water, near Paeroa, after severe flooding of the Waihou River. Despite land drainage and river control works from the early 20th century, major floods occurred on the Hauraki Plains after heavy rainfall in the Coromandel and Kaimai ranges.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Drainage and dairying on the plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2017)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 14 Apr 2016