Story: Floods

Loss of a house

One of the most dramatic events of the 2004 Manawatū floods took place on 16 February when a house owned by brothers Bill and Pat Herlihy was washed into the Kiwitea Stream. Five days later, the Herlihys’ leather-bound family bible was found resting against a fence in a flooded paddock, 14 kilometres downstream.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - 21st century floods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2024