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Flooding Everywhere

The "weather bomb" which hit New Zealand this month made it's impact felt in Te Awamutu. Although we've escaped the worst of it so far, floods are a common sight all around the area.

Many Waikato rivers are overflowing or in danger of doing so. The Puniu River put on a rare display as it covered most of the low-lying area around Tokanui Settlement (below).

Sadly the forecast isn't good, with unusually heavy rainfalls expected throughout the rest of Winter.

The Puniu River bursts its banks

Looking back towards the Puniu Bridge