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Bay of Plenty floods

Bay of Plenty floods

The 2004 Bay of Plenty disaster caused widespread flooding to lower-lying farmland, inundating houses and farm buildings as well as damaging pastures. An effective regional emergency warning system allowed people and most stock to be evacuated.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - 21st century floods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 October 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017