Gisborne

There are claims forestry operations made the situation worse.

Tolaga Bay locals unhappy forestry industry not offering to help pay for flood clean up

Concerned locals turned out at a meeting last night after 36 homes were affected by flooding and slash.

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One dead following serious crash involving a car and logging truck near Gisborne

Part of State Highway 35 has been closed as investigations begin.

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Cost of vegetables could rise because of flooding in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay, supplier warns

Grower Leaderbrand, which supplies the big supermarkets, saw significant crop losses and is warning of a supply shortage.

Hundreds of homes still without power on North Island's East Coast after storms

Heavy rain lashed parts of the country overnight causing slips that took out power lines.

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Fruit is on the ground and logging leftovers have reached the beach after last night's heavy rain and strong winds.

Watch: Orchards swamped, logging debris washed down by Gisborne region's second deluge in barely a week

Fruit is on the ground and logging leftovers have reached the beach after last night's heavy rain and strong winds.

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Widespread flooding has left a large swath of farmland under water this morning.

Watch: Flooding in Gisborne region shows farmland turned into murky ocean

Widespread flooding has left a large swath of farmland under water.

Photos: Farmland, roads and houses under water, sheep stranded as flooding hits Gisborne region

A second deluge in a week has laid already soaked farmland under several feet of water.

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Two people seriously injured in Gisborne kitchen fire

Police say the patients were burnt by oil while cooking.

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Tua got the rescue he deserved, having spent a couple of lonely nights at the family home.

Watch: Touching moment ecstatic dog is reunited with owner after being left behind in helicopter rescue from Tolaga Bay floods

Toa got the rescue he deserved, having spent a couple of lonely nights at the family home.

Logging companies in Tolaga Bay may be investigated after debris strewn everywhere during floods

Residents have been warning for years about forestry mismanagement.

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Shop owner's on the North Island's East Coast aren't taking any chances as the bad weather sets in.

Gisborne warned to prepare for high winds and flooding as ex-Cylone Hola moves in

The wild weather will be short-lived as the fast moving cyclone heads out to sea.

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The original name was given to the area by Captain James Cook after arriving in New Zealand in 1769.

Council asks the community - Poverty Bay or Turanganui a Kiwa-Poverty Bay?

The feedback from the community is suggesting that Poverty Bay has no relevance or meaning.

Hitchhiking woman trying to get a ride to Napier ends up getting arrested when helpful motorist drops her at police station

A set of interesting events led to the woman spending a night in police cells on existing charges.

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Protesters in one of the city's poorest areas say their community has had enough.

'People who have lost everything' - Growing call for Gisborne to become pokie free

Protesters in one of the city's poorest areas say their community has had enough.

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The illegal haul at the reserve north of Gisborne included 55 crayfish and more than 600 kina.

Zero-tolerance crackdown on poaching as 16 people caught illegally taking kina, crayfish near Gisborne

The large amount of seafood was taken from the Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve.

Rhythm and Vines festival-goer wearing body paint on chest calling for 'sincere' apology from man who grabbed her

Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller says she's received vile messages from people saying she "deserved it" or was "asking for it".

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There were only four arrests at Rhythm and Vines last night.

Fifteen Rhythm and Vines festival-goers released from hospital

No new admissions have been made following the incident early on New Year's Day.

'Excessive delays' in Gisborne as festival-goers make their way to Rhythm and Vines

Police said the traffic queue is currently around 5 kilometres long.

Festival-goers heading to Rhythm and Vines should brace for heavy rain

MetService issued a severe weather watch for Gisborne and a warning for heavy rain in the Hawke's Bay.

There were only four arrests at Rhythm and Vines last night.

Police push safety warning for festival-goers heading to Rhythm and Vines

The message is clear: Take care driving, don't drink too much, watch out for your valuables and have fun.

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