NZ police continue to respond to weather-related incidents

NZ Police continue to support lead agencies across the North Island during severe weather conditions.

Police have assisted with traffic management and road closures throughout the Waitomo District after heavy rainfall has caused numerous slips, flooding, and damage to roads.

In Tauranga, a landslide has caused a house to collapse, and has also threatened other neighbouring properties.

Fortunately no one was seriously injured. Police have assisted with evacuations in the area.

There is widespread flooding across the Bay of Plenty, and roads have been heavily affected by slips.

Police are asking those in areas experiencing severe weather to stay put and not attempt to travel on the roads, many of which are currently undriveable.

Anyone required to evacuate will be contacted directly by Civil Defence or emergency services staff.

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