Many South Island rivers, fed by rainfall in the mountains, are prone to flash floods. The Waimangaroa River, north-east of Westport on the West Coast, is usually a placid stream. But after a few hours of heavy rain it becomes a raging torrent.
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Photograph by Stuart Henley (top); Simon Nathan (bottom)
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