Story: Floods

Flooding in Matatā, 2005

Severe rainfall provoked upstream landslides, flooding and a flow of debris at Matatā in May 2005. About 40 buildings had structural damage and another 60 were damaged by the flood.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - New Zealand’s number one hazard', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/46847/flooding-in-matata-2005 (accessed 23 January 2019)

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