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ExtremeFebruary 1967 North Island Ex-tropical Cyclone Dinah ( 1967-02-02 )

15-150 years

Ex-tropical Cyclone Dinah brought heavy rain, flooding and high winds to most regions of the North Island. There was also a hail storm in the Nelson area. A man was missing and presumed drowned in Rotorua.

New Zealand

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Duration:   3  days - From the 2nd to the 4th of February.
Comments:

CauseEx-tropical cyclone 'Dinah' passed across the North Island on the 2nd, resulting in widespread rain with local falls that were intense but of short duration.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain
Comments:

CommentIt was a 100-year rainfall event at 1% of New Zealand rain gauge sites.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at North Island
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe one-day rainfall exceeded 100 mm (10.0 cm) in many river catchments.

CommentThe one-day rainfall had an ARI in excess of 150 years throughout the Ruapehu and Wanganui hill country and in the Ruahines.

Northland

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Northland
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe storm disrupted flights to Northland on the 2nd.

Affected LifelineThe North Auckland Power Board received nine calls about minor power cuts after lunchtime on the 3rd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain
Comments:

CommentMost of the rain in western Northland fell between 7pm and midnight on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Ahipara
Map Location: -35.163776 173.157839
Comments:

Affected LifelineOne approach of the Ahipara beach bridge was swept away.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Bay of Islands
Map Location: -35.181318 174.199165
Comments:

Affected LifelineMany sections of the Bay of Islands Power Board's transmission lines were broken by high winds on the 3rd, causing a 13-hour power cut. The power was restored at 2pm.

ImpactThe Bay of Islands Dairy Company's cheese factory started work eight hours late on the 3rd due to the power cut. Some of the suppliers had to milk by hand.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Cape Reinga
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicOn the night of the 2nd the wind was blowing from the northwest at over 45 miles an hour (72 km/hr).

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Dargaville
Map Location: -35.944137 173.869958
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicDargaville recorded 3.72 in (9.4 cm) fo rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Fairburn
Map Location: -35.10364 173.39933
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicFairburn recorded 4.4 in (11.2 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe road was blocked for a time.

LandslideLandslide at Helena Bay
Map Location: -35.433129 174.350161
Comments:

Affected LifelineSlips were reported on the Helena Bay hill.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Hikurangi
Map Location: -35.597981 174.28778
Comments:

Affected LifelineHikurangi experienced faulty toll lines.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Hokianga Harbour
Map Location: -35.418484 173.422286
Comments:

Affected LifelinePower was cut to South Hokianga during the storm on the night of the 2nd due to a fault at the Taheke feeder. The power was still out at 8am on the 3rd.

ImpactFarmers had to milk by hand on the morning of the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Honeymoon Valley
Map Location: -35.127856 173.49497
Comments:

Affected LifelineDutton's Bridge, in Honeymoon Valley, had one approach washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Kaihu River
Map Location: -35.759652 173.67999
Comments:

CommentThe Kaihu River was rising rapidly on the 3rd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kaikohe
Map Location: -35.406232 173.80745
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKaikohe recorded 4.42 in (11.2 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 8am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe main street of Kaikohe was flooded by late afternoon on the 2nd. There were large ponds of water on all low-lying intersections.

ImpactThe bowling greens were inundated.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kaitaia
Map Location: -35.107541 173.248564
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe hills of Kaitaia recorded 5.2 in (13.2 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicKaitaia aerodrome recorded 3.78 in (9.6 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

CommentA swollen river rushed past Kaitaia on the morning of the 3rd.

EvacueesTwo families were evacuated by the police at 11:30pm on the 2nd due to the threat of flooding.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKaitaia aerodrome recorded a wind speed of 45 knots (83 km/hr) on the 2nd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kaitui
Map Location: -35.694231 173.567662
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKaitui recorded 3.78 in (9.6 cm) of rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicKaitui recorded 2.76 in (7.0 cm) of rain in the five hours from 7pm to 12am on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Kawakawa
Map Location: -35.383033 174.058065
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere was surface flooding around Kawakawa and flood waters across State Highway 1 south of Kawakawa on the morning of the 3rd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kerikeri
Map Location: -35.226015 173.946775
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKerikeri recorded 4 in (10.2 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 8am on the 3rd.

Crop DamageSome damage was probably done to the tamarillo crop.

LandslideLandslide at Mangamuka Gorge
Map Location: -35.190196 173.470304
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were slips in Mangamuka Gorge.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

DamageTrees were felled in the gorge.

Affected LifelineMany telephone lines were destroyed.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Maungaturoto
Map Location: -36.111292 174.354299
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicMaungaturoto recorded 3.59 in (9.1 cm) of rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Ngunguru
Map Location: -35.631206 174.495416
Comments:

Affected LifelineA power pole was damaged at Ngunguru.

FloodingFlooding at Omanaia
Map Location: -35.458426 173.522854
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were flood waters across State Highway 12 at Omanaia.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Opua
Map Location: -35.314323 174.11743
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicOpua recorded 3.14 in (7.8 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

LandslideLandslide
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were minor slips in the Opua area.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

CommentThere were high winds and heavy seas at Opua.

Maritime / CoastalMaritime / Coastal
Comments:

ImpactSome dinghies were swamped.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Pamapuria
Map Location: -35.129598 173.348532
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicPamapuria recorded 4.5 in (11.4 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Parakao
Map Location: -35.714407 173.956272
Comments:

Affected LifelineA power line was broken at Parakao on the 3rd.

LandslideLandslide at Parua Bay
Map Location: -35.768282 174.458587
Comments:

Affected LifelineSlips were reported at Parua Bay.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Affected LifelinePower lines were downed at Parua Bay on the 3rd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Pouto Point
Map Location: -36.362642 174.180514
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicPoutu recorded 4.29 in (10.9 cm) of rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicPoutu recorded 2 in (5.1 cm) of rain in the five hours from 7pm to 12am on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Taheke
Map Location: -35.461145 173.649552
Comments:

CommentThere was flooding in the Taheke area on the night of the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Takahue
Map Location: -35.201257 173.346334
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe Takahue bridge was destroyed, cutting off the settlement from direct access to Kaitaia.

Physical CharacteristicThere was about 18 in (45 cm) of water inside one Takahue home.

Property DamageFences were damaged.

FloodingFlooding at Tangihua
Map Location: -35.845345 174.141981
Comments:

DamageAt a new bridge building project at Tangihua Mountain Road, stacks of metal and concrete were washed away.

FloodingFlooding at Tangowahine Stream
Map Location: -35.782998 173.89979
Comments:

CommentTangowahine Stream was in high flood on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Taurikura
Map Location: -35.827201 174.529015
Comments:

Affected LifelineA new culvert on Ody Road was washed down a stream and had its approaches washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Tautoro
Map Location: -35.47672 173.836473
Comments:

Affected LifelineA bridge on Kndusen Road was washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Victoria Valley
Map Location: -35.147833 173.393659
Comments:

ImpactThere was a lot of havoc at the top of Victoria Valley.

Property DamageA home at the top of the valley was flooded and furniture was lifted.

Physical CharacteristicThere was 2.5 ft (76 cm) of water inside the house. At other houses water rose to the tops of the doorsteps.

Affected LifelineKitchen's Bridge, at the top of Victoria Valley, was broken and washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Waima
Map Location: -35.488614 173.589808
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were flood waters across State Highway 12 at Waima on the night of the 2nd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Waipoua Forest
Map Location: -35.655171 173.546838
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWaipoua Forest headquarters recorded 7.82 in (19.9 cm) of rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Wairau River
Map Location: -36.130376 174.376346
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Wairau River at Alma Road reached a gauge height of 3.883 m on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Wairau River at Alma Road had a peak discharge of 26.7 cumecs on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 11.1 km^2.

LandslideLandslide at Waitangi
Map Location: -35.267846 174.082573
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were minor slips in the Waitangi area.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Waitangi Forest
Map Location: -35.246586 174.00641
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWaitangi State Forest recorded 3.73 in (9.5 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Whakapara
Map Location: -35.541332 174.277325
Comments:

Affected LifelineWhakapara experienced faulty toll lines.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Whangarei
Map Location: -35.719519 174.298397
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWhangarei recorded 2.81 in (7.1 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd. Most of this fell between 7pm on the 2nd and 3am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

CommentThe flood reached its height in Whangarei at about 10:30pm on the 2nd.

Affected LifelineWater lay across James Street, blocking part of the road on the night of the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicThere was water 4 in (10 cm) deep across the floor of the Northern Bottling Co.'s factory.

ImpactCentral Park was inundated by the flood waters of Waiarohia Stream.

ImpactWater had to be pumped out of the pits at the Northern Bus Company's garage, at the quarry of Specified Concrete and at the site of the Whau Valley Dam.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Affected LifelinePower lines were downed at Onerahi on the 3rd.

LightningLightning at Whangarei Heads
Map Location: -35.813125 174.505465
Comments:

CommentAn electrical storm was experienced in the Whangarei Heads and Taurikura area for over an hour on the afternoon of the 4th.

Affected LifelineLightning caused fires in some transformers and three power cuts to much of the area.

ImpactDairy farmers had trouble getting their cows milked due to the power cuts.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Whirinaki
Map Location: -35.468762 173.454656
Comments:

Affected LifelinePower lines were down in the Whirinaki Valley area on the morning of the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were flood waters across State Highway 12 at Whirinaki.

Auckland

FloodingFlooding at Auckland
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe Great South Road was blocked by a big subsidence on the Bombay Deviation near the Ravensthorpe Hospital.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe road from Clevedon to Kaiaua was closed beyond Orere for at least 48 hours by washed out bridges and slips.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Auckland City
Map Location: -36.852397 174.762337
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicAuckland recorded 4.5 in (11.43 cm) of rain in 24 hours.

Affected LifelinePart of Devonport lost power after a transformer was damaged by water.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Affected LifelineAt Hobsonville, an 11,000-volt line was blown down.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Property DamageA wall of a house being demolished in Exmouth Street, Newton, was blown down on the night of the 2nd, causing minor damage to a car and a van.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

ImpactFloodwaters surrounded cars and entered houses in Auckland on the 2nd.

ImpactThere was water inside houses in Riddell Road, Glendowie.

Physical CharacteristicFactories in Howick were flooded to a depth of 2 to 3 ft (0.61-0.91 m).

Physical CharacteristicA stretch of about 300 yards of the Ellerslie main highway near the Ellerslie shopping centre was covered with 2 to 3 ft (0.61-0.91 m) of water.

ImpactWater was over 10 sections in Jamaica Place, Blockhouse Bay.

Affected LifelineAitken Ave along Mission Bay, and the Parade and Hattaway Ave at Bucklands Beach were under water.

Affected LifelineArea affected by flooding included Baddeley Ave, Kohimarama, Suffolk St and Newton.

Waikato

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Waikato
Comments:

CommentWaikato experienced the heaviest and most concentrated downpour of rain in for many years.

CommentThere was heavy but patchy rainfall throughout the Hauraki District.

Physical CharacteristicHauraki Plains received 7.1 in (18.03 cm) of rain in 36 hours.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

CommentThe Waikato River was in high flood on 3rd and 4th.

ImpactFlood waters spilled across hundreds of acres of farmland. Many farmers along flood-swollen rivers had to swim stock to safety.

ImpactThe main tributaries of the Waihou River were in high flood on the 3rd, and caused extensive flooding in the lower valley flats.

Property DamageThere was some pasture loss.

CommentThere was some overtopping in the upper reaches of the Piako River.

CommentFlood waters were receding throughout the Waikato on the 6th.

Affected LifelineState Highway 1 was cut by a bridge washout between Tirau and Taupo.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Arapuni
Map Location: -38.069486 175.651148
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicArapuni recorded 2.7 in (6.86 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Atiamuri
Map Location: -38.39603 176.031876
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicAtiamuri recorded 1.2 in (3.05 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Coromandel
Map Location: -36.752548 175.508913
Comments:

CommentOn the 2nd of February the worst flooding for 11 years occurred at Coromandel.

DamageQuite a number of houses in the area were inundated by floodwaters. In Albert Street and Hauraki Road the water penetrated a number of house depositing silt on floor coverings and ruining some furniture.

Affected LifelineState Highway 25 suffered damage to all its sections around the peninsula.

LandslideLandslide
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe Coromandel-Kuaotunu highway was blocked by a slip on the Kuaotunu Hill.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Hamilton
Map Location: -37.780815 175.272927
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicHamilton recorded 3.4 in (8.64 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Waikato River at hamilton was still 7 ft (2.1 m) above normal early on the 6th.

FloodingFlooding at Huntly
Map Location: -37.559936 175.162622
Comments:

EvacueesA house in South Huntly was evacuated on the morning of the 4th.

ImpactSeveral houses were isolated by flood waters.

Affected LifelineTraffic had difficulty getting through Huntly due to flood waters cascading across the road, and many small vehicles could not get through.

Stock DamageMinor stock losses were reported in the Huntly area.

DamageExtensive damage was done to stopbanks.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Karapiro
Map Location: -37.918771 175.541899
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKarapiro recorded 1.9 in (4.83 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Kauaeranga River
Map Location: -37.080955 175.651918
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Kauaeranga River at Smith's reached a gauge height of 18.53 ft (5.65 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Kauaeranga River at Smith's had a peak discharge of 27,600 cusecs (782 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 204 sq miles (528 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1966.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Ohakuri
Map Location: -38.401007 176.084232
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicOhakuri recorded 0.75 in (1.91 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Orini
Map Location: -37.558269 175.311466
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicOne Orini farm was under 4 ft (1.2 m) of water on the 3rd. At 6:30am it had been 3 in (7.6 cm) deep, and 30 minutes later it was almost 3 ft (90 cm) deep.

ImpactThousands of acres of pasture were underwater along the banks of the Mangawara River at Orini.

FloodingFlooding at Patetonga
Map Location: -37.399346 175.46814
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere was some local flooding over roads at Patetonga.

FloodingFlooding at Piako River
Map Location: -37.195058 175.500392
Comments:

CommentThe Piako River was flooding its worst for 15 to 20 years.

FloodingFlooding at Port Charles
Map Location: -36.52518 175.46459
Comments:

Affected LifelineIn the north one bridge was washed away at Port Charles and other bridges across the peninsula had their approaches washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Puru
Comments:

ImpactThere was flooding at a motocamp in Puru when the Puru stream overflowed its banks.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Rangitaiki River
Map Location: -38.936561 176.385586
Comments:

CommentThere was a "cloudburst" in the Rangitaiki River headwaters area early on the morning of the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Tahuna
Map Location: -37.49793 175.495596
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Piako River at Whakahoro Road reached a gauge height of 19.81 ft (6.04 m) on the 4th.

Peak River FlowThe Piako River at Whakahoro Road had a peak discharge of 7460 cusecs (211 cumecs) on the 4th, with a catchment area of 204 sq miles (528 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1966.

FloodingFlooding at Tahunaatara Stream
Map Location: -38.331498 176.088585
Comments:

Peak River LevelTahunaatara Stream at Ohakuri Road reached a gauge height of 2.762 m on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowTahunaatara Stream at Ohakuri Road had a peak discharge of 83.2 cumecs on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 210 km^2.

FloodingFlooding at Tamahere
Map Location: -37.82941 175.35139
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe road from Hamilton to Cambridge was blocked by floodwater at Tamahere.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Thames
Map Location: -37.140988 175.533107
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThames recorded 5.88 in (14.94 cm) of rain in 24 hours up to 8am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe State Highway was closed due to the high level of the Kaueranga River.

ImpactThere was some flooding in Thames from the hill streams. A creek near the town burst its banks late on the night of the 2nd.

DamageMajor damage in Thames was caused by the Karaka Creek. The bridge over the creek was washed away, the creek overflowed,and water and silt spread throughout the northern section of the main area of the town.

DamageFishing boats at the Shortland Wharf were swept out into the Firth of Thames, and one was crushed at the wharf-side. Two of the boats were damaged beyond repair.

DamageBusinesses and property owners in Pollen Street had flooded shops and waterlogged goods.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Waipapa
Map Location: -38.29464 175.68741
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWaipapa recorded 2.04 in (5.18 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Waitakaruru
Map Location: -37.238727 175.374247
Comments:

ImpactFlooding occurred at Waitakaruru.

ImpactThe school was closed in Waitakaruru as a precautionary measure.

ImpactWater was lying on most farmland in the Maukoro Canal area.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Whakamaru
Map Location: -38.423572 175.807864
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWhakamaru recorded 1.1 in (2.79 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Whangapoua
Map Location: -36.713558 175.615313
Comments:

Affected LifelineBridge damage was reported from Whangapoua.

FloodingFlooding at Whitianga
Map Location: -36.834317 175.692086
Comments:

ImpactThere was extensive flooding in Whitianga after heavy rain on the 2nd.

Damage CostFloodwaters caused over £1000 ($32,700 2010 dollars) of damage at the McMahon and Sons quarry on the Coromandel Road. Large stockpiles of crushed metal was washed away and two new loaders were completely covered by water.

DamageFlooding flattened a number of farm fences.

DamageThe Whitianga township was reported to be free of flood damage.

Bay of Plenty

FloodingFlooding at Bay of Plenty
Comments:

Affected LifelineCommunications in the Bay of Plenty were interrupted.

AreaAbout 4000 to 5000 acres (1619-2023 ha) of the Rangitaiki Plains were under water from the flooding of the Whakatane River.

FloodingFlooding at Edgecumbe
Map Location: -37.97688 176.97688
Comments:

ImpactThe Rangitaiki River stopbanks at Edgecumbe were broken on the morning of the 4th. Several hundred acres and part of the township suffered minor flooding.

FloodingFlooding at Galatea
Map Location: -38.410998 176.742427
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Whirinaki River at Galatea reached a gauge height of 7.18 ft (2.19 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Whirinaki River at Galatea had a peak discharge of 10,900 cusecs (309 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 206 sq miles (534 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

Affected LifelineThe township of Galatea was still cut off on the the night of the 3rd, after floods washed away bridge approaches on either side of the town.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kaimai Range
Map Location: -37.669835 175.863501
Comments:

CommentTorrential rain fell in the Kaimai Range on the night of the 2nd and morning of the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Lake Matahina
Map Location: -38.118701 176.81372
Comments:

Peak River FlowAt the peak of the inflow, Matahina dam was releasing 21,000 cusecs (595 cumecs). The normal flow was 2500 cusecs (70.8 cumecs).

FloodingFlooding at McLaren Falls
Map Location: -37.805649 176.046852
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe McLaren Falls power station was flooded, putting it out of production. Inches of silt and mud were deposited on the floor.

FloodingFlooding at Midway Camp
Map Location: -38.26187 177.300723
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Waioeka River at Midway reached a gauge height of 32.35 ft (9.86 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Waioeka River at Midway had a peak discharge of 70,600 cusecs (1999 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 227 sq miles (588 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Mount Maunganui
Map Location: -37.64237 176.195739
Comments:

DamageIn Pilot Bay, several boats were washed on to the rocky shore. Among them was the Tauranga Harbour Board 48-foot pilot launch Tauranga and two commercial fishing launches.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Murupara
Map Location: -38.455726 176.712121
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicMurupara recorded 9.55 in (24.1 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineMurupara was isolated.

Peak River LevelThe Rangitaiki River at Murupara reached a gauge height of 10.02 ft (3.05 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Rangitaiki River at Murupara had a discharge of 4400 cusecs (125 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a a catchment area of 457 sq miles (1184 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe road from Rotorua to Waikaremoana was closed for at least 48 hours east of Murupara by slips and washouts.

FloodingFlooding at Oponae
Map Location: -38.257842 177.299907
Comments:

CommentThe Waioeka River flood reached its peak at Oponae at about 5am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Opotiki
Map Location: -38.005993 177.293236
Comments:

CommentA false report about a wall of water sweeping down the Waioeka Gorge prompted the Mayor to declare a state of emergency in Opotiki on the 3rd.

ImpactMany people left their homes and closed their shops.

DamageNegligible damage was done to the Opotiki stopbanks and bank protection.

ImpactThe Waioeka River overflowed and flooded several farms two miles from Opotiki.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Rotorua
Map Location: -38.140434 176.262282
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Forest Research Institute at Rotorua recorded 7.10 in (18.0 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd. The gauge overflowed, so the rainfall was probably greater.

Physical CharacteristicRotorua recorded 2.24 in (5.69 cm) of rain in 24 hours up to 6pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineAt one place, a chasm 90-ft (27 m) deep split a country road.

Damage CostThe Rotorua County Council estimated the damage at £60,000 ($1,924,000 2008 dollars).

CasualtiesA man was drowned in Lake Rotorua as a result of the storm early on the morning of the 3rd. The 28 year old man was washed out into the lake when a boat he was helping to secure, during the height of the storm, broke free while he was in it.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Tauranga
Map Location: -37.679532 176.173022
Comments:

DamageHigh winds caused havoc among launches moored at Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui, on the night of the 2nd. The Tauranga Harbour Board's pilot launch, Tauranga, was left with a damaged hull and was out of commission for weeks. The trawler Tania was driven high on to the beach and bulldozers had to clear tons of sand to get her unstuck.

Physical CharacteristicThere were winds of 48 knots (89 km/hr) on the night of the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe McLaren Falls power station near Tauranga was flooded with water and electricity generation was stopped. A new bridge giving access to the station was washed away.

Affected LifelineThe road from Te Poi to Tauranga was blocked when the Ruahihi bridge had one of its four spans collapse.

FloodingFlooding at Te Matai
Map Location: -37.789193 176.355749
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Kaituna River at Te Matai reached a gauge height of 11.04 ft (3.36 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Kaituna River at Te Matai had a peak discharge of 9730 cusecs (276 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 366 sq miles (948 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

FloodingFlooding at Te Teko
Map Location: -38.038762 176.790607
Comments:

Peak DischargeThe Matahina Dam reached maximum capacity on the 4th and the outflow of the dam was kept steady at 21,000 cusecs (595 cumecs).

FloodingFlooding at Waimana River
Map Location: -38.242355 177.108556
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Waimana River at Waimana Gorge reached a gauge height of 17.85 ft (5.44 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Waimana River at Waimana Gorge had a peak discharge of 25,500 cusecs (722 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 170 sq miles (440 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

FloodingFlooding at Waioeka Gorge Reserve
Map Location: -38.28365 177.368416
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Waioeka River area received 7.5-8 in (19.1-20.3 cm) of rain overnight on the 2nd.

CommentThe Waioeka River was in high flood on the 3rd.

Peak River LevelThe Waioeka River at the Gorge cableway reached a gauge height of 34.19 ft (10.42 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Waioeka River at the Gorge had a peak discharge of 70,900 cusecs (2008 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 247 sq miles (640 cumecs).

Peak River FlowThe Waioeka River had a peak discharge of 72,500 cusecs (2053 cumecs) on the 4th.

Affected LifelineThe road from Opotiki to Gisborne was blocked by flooding in the Waioeka Gorge.

DamageThe 36-mile-long Waioeka Gorge highway was seriously damaged. The damage was comparable with the damage of the flood of March 1964 which cost 150,000 ($4,900,000 2010 dollars) to repair.

FloodingFlooding at Wairoa River
Map Location: -37.738824 176.083712
Comments:

Property DamageA man sleeping in a hut on the banks of the Wairoa River awoke to water a couple of inches deep on the floor. By the time he had hastily gotten out of the hut the water was wasit-deep, and minutes later the river was above the hut roof, and swept away an old caravan.

Affected LifelineA 40-foot (12-m) span of the old wooden bridge on the Tauranga-Hamilton highway collapsed into the river and the bank on the Hamilton side was washed away.

FloodingFlooding at Whakatane
Map Location: -37.967356 176.992417
Comments:

ImpactSurrounding farm areas were flooded but the town was saved by the stopbanks.

Declared EmergencyA State of Emergency was declared in Whakatane on the afternoon of the 3rd.

Evacuees38 people were evacuated in Whakatane on the 3rd. They were able to returned to their homes on the morning of the 4th.

Peak River LevelThe Whakatane River at Whakatane reached a gauge height of 22.84 ft (6.96 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Whakatane River at Whakatane had a peak discharge of 62,800 cusecs (1778 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 601 sq miles (1557 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

Gisborne

FloodingFlooding at Gisborne
Comments:

CommentFlooding occurred in Poverty Bay.

FloodingFlooding at Koranga station
Map Location: -38.419237 177.325202
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Koranga River at Koranga Station reached a gauge height of 4.13 m on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Koranga River at Koranga Station had a peak discharge of 265 cumecs on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 119 km^2.

FloodingFlooding at Te Karaka
Map Location: -38.467237 177.870255
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Waipoua River rose 10 ft (3.0 m) in one hour overnight on the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicThe Waipoua River at the Kanakanaia gauge was 14 ft (4.27 m) at 9am on the 3rd.

Manawatu-Wanganui

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Manawatu-Wanganui
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe whole of the Manawatu-Wanganui region received 75-150 mm (7.5-15.0 cm) of rain.

Physical CharacteristicHeavy rainfall varied between 3.5 in and 4 in (8.9-10.2 cm) throughout the district for the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd.

CommentThe reccurrence interval for the rainfall was 15-20 years.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineRoads were blocked by flood waters. State Highway 1 was closed south of Mangaweka. The Wanganui-Pipiriki and Pipiriki-Raetihi routes were blocked. Almost all unsealed roads suffered bad scouring.

ImpactGardens were flooded.

Affected LifelineTelephone communication was cut in places.

Damage CostThe cost of damage to county roads was estimated at £5000 ($160,000 2008 dollars).

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicGale force winds were estimated at 80-100 mph (129-161 km/hr).

Property DamageWindows were blown in by the winds. A building was completely wrecked, with 2600 ft (792 m) of roofing iron dislodged.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

Property DamageWinds and continuous rain caused a large amount of damage to television aerials.

FloodingFlooding at Bulls
Map Location: -40.174758 175.372166
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThere were 12 in (30 cm) of water lying on SH3 just north of Bulls.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Mangahoe station
Map Location: -39.915768 175.475452
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicMangahoe Valley received 321 mm (32.1 cm) of rain.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Marton
Map Location: -40.075433 175.360474
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicMarton recorded 4.02 in (10.2 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd. This was the heaviest 24-hour rainfall since the February flood 17 years ago when 4.89 in fell.

FloodingFlooding at Ohingaiti
Map Location: -39.861197 175.697395
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Rangitikei River at Otara Bridge reached a gauge height of 4.026 m on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Rangitikei River at Otara Bridge had a peak discharge of 1177 cumecs on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 2864 km^2.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Parikino
Map Location: -39.789908 175.149071
Comments:

Affected LifelineParihauhau Road was closed.

FloodingFlooding at Patea
Map Location: -39.759215 174.475094
Comments:

Affected LifelineA Patea family was isolated.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

Property DamageGardens were wrecked in Patea.

FloodingFlooding at Pipiriki
Map Location: -39.480016 175.04686
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Wanganui River at Pipiriki rose to 33 ft (10.06 m).

LandslideLandslide at Pouwhakaura
Map Location: -39.836948 175.750793
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were two slips south of Mangaweka and north of Ohingaiti.

FloodingFlooding at Rangitikei River
Map Location: -40.016181 175.580491
Comments:

AreaFlooding extended over 5000 acres (20.23 km^2) of land from Rewa to the sea.

Property DamageAbout 3 miles (4.8 km) of fences were flattened and some 10 miles (16 km) were damaged.

LandslideLandslide at Taihape
Map Location: -39.67943 175.780024
Comments:

Affected LifelineA subsidence occurred on the railway track between Taihape and Utiku.

FloodingFlooding at Te Porere Redoubt (Lower)
Map Location: -39.047528 175.592756
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Wanganui River at Te Porere reached a gauge height of 2.137 m on the 2nd.

Peak River FlowThe Wanganui River at Te Porere had a peak discharge of 30 cumecs on the 2nd, with a catchment area of 28.2 km^2.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Wanganui
Map Location: -39.932232 175.028352
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWanganui recorded 3.52 in (8.9 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

ImpactIn Wanganui East, five properties in Turoa Road were invaded by flood waters on the 2nd and one home was completely surrounded.

Peak Water LevelUp to 2 ft (60 cm) of muddy water invaded the properties.

ImpactThe Wanganui Motor Boat Club parking area was covered with silt.

Tasman-Nelson

HailHail at Dodson Valley
Map Location: -41.243189 173.324665
Comments:

CommentHail also fell across Dodsons Valley, but no damage was reported there.

HailHail at Todds Valley
Map Location: -41.217025 173.341829
Comments:

CommentTodds Valley appeared to be the worst hit by the hail storm.

Crop DamageTodds Valley market gardeners estimated the damage to crops (strawberries and young vegetables) at several hundred pounds. Almost all the second crop fruit on the 4000 strawberry plants was lost. Outdoor tomatoes were also shredded.

HailHail at Wakapuaka
Map Location: -41.207531 173.354896
Comments:

CommentA sudden hailstorm swept the Glen and Wakapuaka areas from about 11pm on the 3rd.

DurationThe hail storm lasted for 15 minutes.

Hail SizeThe hail stones were the size of marbles.

Property DamageKitchen gardens were cut badly. On one property some panes in glasshouses were broken.

CommentChildren skated and made snowmen from hail still lying on ground on the morning of the 4th.

Physical CharacteristicPiles of hailstones over 1 ft (30 cm) deep lay in the 8 ft (2.4 m) space between glasshouses. Hail stones were still on top of the roofs on the morning of the 4th.

References

Headline: Dinah Aftermath at Coromandel.
Coromandel and Mercury Bay Gazette, 8 February (Wednesday) 1967.
Major weather events in New Zealand, Floods and High Rainfall, Floods to 30 Sep 2005.
Owen, R.E. (1969). Hydrology Annual No.16, 1968. Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Council. Wellington, NZ: The Ministry of Works.
Shearer, A.R. (1970). Hydrology Annual, No. 15, 1967, Part 1. Government Printer, Wellington, Water and Soil Division, New Zealand.
Headline: Waikato River goes on wild rampage.
Southland Daily News, 4 February 1967.
Headline: Flood Damage Throughout Area, Thames Shops Damaged And Fishing Boats Washed Out to Sea.
Thames Star, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: Floods Reported in Coromandel.
Thames Star, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: Whitianga Area Flood Reports.
Thames Star, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: Dinah Goes Down Fighting, and .. Auckland Takes The Brunt.
The New Zealand Herald, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: South Pacific weather at 6 p.m. yesterday.
The New Zealand Herald, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: Civil Defence Teams Out, Flood Standby At Whakatane.
The New Zealand Herald, 4 February (Saturday) 1967.
Headline: Drowned In Lake At Rotorua.
The New Zealand Herald, 4 February (Saturday) 1967.
Headline: Many Roads In Province Left Blocked.
The New Zealand Herald, 4 February (Saturday) 1967.
Headline: Dinah dissolves in tears, causes havoc in many parts of the province.
The Northern Advocate, 3 February 1967.
Headline: Pilot launch driven ashore at Tauranga.
The Northern Advocate, 3 February 1967.
Headline: Severe hail hits Neson.
The Northern Advocate, 4 February 1967.
Headline: Storm damage in Mangonui will cost several thousands.
The Northern Advocate, 4 February 1967.
Headline: Electrical storm in Heads area.
The Northern Advocate, 6 February 1967.
Headline: Floods receding.
The Northern Advocate, 6 February 1967.
Headline: Residents riled over flooding.
The Wanganui Chronicle, 3 February 1967.
Headline: City and district storm-ravaged but river stayed in banks.
The Wanganui Chronicle, 4 February 1967.

ExtremeFebruary 1967 North Island Ex-tropical Cyclone Dinah ( 1967-02-02 )

15-150 years

Ex-tropical Cyclone Dinah brought heavy rain, flooding and high winds to most regions of the North Island. There was also a hail storm in the Nelson area. A man was missing and presumed drowned in Rotorua.

New Zealand

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Duration:   3  days - From the 2nd to the 4th of February.
Comments:

CauseEx-tropical cyclone 'Dinah' passed across the North Island on the 2nd, resulting in widespread rain with local falls that were intense but of short duration.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain
Comments:

CommentIt was a 100-year rainfall event at 1% of New Zealand rain gauge sites.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at North Island
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe one-day rainfall exceeded 100 mm (10.0 cm) in many river catchments.

CommentThe one-day rainfall had an ARI in excess of 150 years throughout the Ruapehu and Wanganui hill country and in the Ruahines.

Northland

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Northland
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe storm disrupted flights to Northland on the 2nd.

Affected LifelineThe North Auckland Power Board received nine calls about minor power cuts after lunchtime on the 3rd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain
Comments:

CommentMost of the rain in western Northland fell between 7pm and midnight on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Ahipara
Map Location: -35.163776 173.157839
Comments:

Affected LifelineOne approach of the Ahipara beach bridge was swept away.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Bay of Islands
Map Location: -35.181318 174.199165
Comments:

Affected LifelineMany sections of the Bay of Islands Power Board's transmission lines were broken by high winds on the 3rd, causing a 13-hour power cut. The power was restored at 2pm.

ImpactThe Bay of Islands Dairy Company's cheese factory started work eight hours late on the 3rd due to the power cut. Some of the suppliers had to milk by hand.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Cape Reinga
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicOn the night of the 2nd the wind was blowing from the northwest at over 45 miles an hour (72 km/hr).

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Dargaville
Map Location: -35.944137 173.869958
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicDargaville recorded 3.72 in (9.4 cm) fo rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Fairburn
Map Location: -35.10364 173.39933
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicFairburn recorded 4.4 in (11.2 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe road was blocked for a time.

LandslideLandslide at Helena Bay
Map Location: -35.433129 174.350161
Comments:

Affected LifelineSlips were reported on the Helena Bay hill.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Hikurangi
Map Location: -35.597981 174.28778
Comments:

Affected LifelineHikurangi experienced faulty toll lines.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Hokianga Harbour
Map Location: -35.418484 173.422286
Comments:

Affected LifelinePower was cut to South Hokianga during the storm on the night of the 2nd due to a fault at the Taheke feeder. The power was still out at 8am on the 3rd.

ImpactFarmers had to milk by hand on the morning of the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Honeymoon Valley
Map Location: -35.127856 173.49497
Comments:

Affected LifelineDutton's Bridge, in Honeymoon Valley, had one approach washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Kaihu River
Map Location: -35.759652 173.67999
Comments:

CommentThe Kaihu River was rising rapidly on the 3rd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kaikohe
Map Location: -35.406232 173.80745
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKaikohe recorded 4.42 in (11.2 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 8am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe main street of Kaikohe was flooded by late afternoon on the 2nd. There were large ponds of water on all low-lying intersections.

ImpactThe bowling greens were inundated.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kaitaia
Map Location: -35.107541 173.248564
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe hills of Kaitaia recorded 5.2 in (13.2 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicKaitaia aerodrome recorded 3.78 in (9.6 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

CommentA swollen river rushed past Kaitaia on the morning of the 3rd.

EvacueesTwo families were evacuated by the police at 11:30pm on the 2nd due to the threat of flooding.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKaitaia aerodrome recorded a wind speed of 45 knots (83 km/hr) on the 2nd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kaitui
Map Location: -35.694231 173.567662
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKaitui recorded 3.78 in (9.6 cm) of rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicKaitui recorded 2.76 in (7.0 cm) of rain in the five hours from 7pm to 12am on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Kawakawa
Map Location: -35.383033 174.058065
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere was surface flooding around Kawakawa and flood waters across State Highway 1 south of Kawakawa on the morning of the 3rd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kerikeri
Map Location: -35.226015 173.946775
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKerikeri recorded 4 in (10.2 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 8am on the 3rd.

Crop DamageSome damage was probably done to the tamarillo crop.

LandslideLandslide at Mangamuka Gorge
Map Location: -35.190196 173.470304
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were slips in Mangamuka Gorge.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

DamageTrees were felled in the gorge.

Affected LifelineMany telephone lines were destroyed.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Maungaturoto
Map Location: -36.111292 174.354299
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicMaungaturoto recorded 3.59 in (9.1 cm) of rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Ngunguru
Map Location: -35.631206 174.495416
Comments:

Affected LifelineA power pole was damaged at Ngunguru.

FloodingFlooding at Omanaia
Map Location: -35.458426 173.522854
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were flood waters across State Highway 12 at Omanaia.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Opua
Map Location: -35.314323 174.11743
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicOpua recorded 3.14 in (7.8 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

LandslideLandslide
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were minor slips in the Opua area.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

CommentThere were high winds and heavy seas at Opua.

Maritime / CoastalMaritime / Coastal
Comments:

ImpactSome dinghies were swamped.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Pamapuria
Map Location: -35.129598 173.348532
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicPamapuria recorded 4.5 in (11.4 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Parakao
Map Location: -35.714407 173.956272
Comments:

Affected LifelineA power line was broken at Parakao on the 3rd.

LandslideLandslide at Parua Bay
Map Location: -35.768282 174.458587
Comments:

Affected LifelineSlips were reported at Parua Bay.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Affected LifelinePower lines were downed at Parua Bay on the 3rd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Pouto Point
Map Location: -36.362642 174.180514
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicPoutu recorded 4.29 in (10.9 cm) of rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicPoutu recorded 2 in (5.1 cm) of rain in the five hours from 7pm to 12am on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Taheke
Map Location: -35.461145 173.649552
Comments:

CommentThere was flooding in the Taheke area on the night of the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Takahue
Map Location: -35.201257 173.346334
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe Takahue bridge was destroyed, cutting off the settlement from direct access to Kaitaia.

Physical CharacteristicThere was about 18 in (45 cm) of water inside one Takahue home.

Property DamageFences were damaged.

FloodingFlooding at Tangihua
Map Location: -35.845345 174.141981
Comments:

DamageAt a new bridge building project at Tangihua Mountain Road, stacks of metal and concrete were washed away.

FloodingFlooding at Tangowahine Stream
Map Location: -35.782998 173.89979
Comments:

CommentTangowahine Stream was in high flood on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Taurikura
Map Location: -35.827201 174.529015
Comments:

Affected LifelineA new culvert on Ody Road was washed down a stream and had its approaches washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Tautoro
Map Location: -35.47672 173.836473
Comments:

Affected LifelineA bridge on Kndusen Road was washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Victoria Valley
Map Location: -35.147833 173.393659
Comments:

ImpactThere was a lot of havoc at the top of Victoria Valley.

Property DamageA home at the top of the valley was flooded and furniture was lifted.

Physical CharacteristicThere was 2.5 ft (76 cm) of water inside the house. At other houses water rose to the tops of the doorsteps.

Affected LifelineKitchen's Bridge, at the top of Victoria Valley, was broken and washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Waima
Map Location: -35.488614 173.589808
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were flood waters across State Highway 12 at Waima on the night of the 2nd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Waipoua Forest
Map Location: -35.655171 173.546838
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWaipoua Forest headquarters recorded 7.82 in (19.9 cm) of rain in 24 hours on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Wairau River
Map Location: -36.130376 174.376346
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Wairau River at Alma Road reached a gauge height of 3.883 m on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Wairau River at Alma Road had a peak discharge of 26.7 cumecs on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 11.1 km^2.

LandslideLandslide at Waitangi
Map Location: -35.267846 174.082573
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were minor slips in the Waitangi area.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Waitangi Forest
Map Location: -35.246586 174.00641
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWaitangi State Forest recorded 3.73 in (9.5 cm) of rain on the 2nd.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Whakapara
Map Location: -35.541332 174.277325
Comments:

Affected LifelineWhakapara experienced faulty toll lines.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Whangarei
Map Location: -35.719519 174.298397
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWhangarei recorded 2.81 in (7.1 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd. Most of this fell between 7pm on the 2nd and 3am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

CommentThe flood reached its height in Whangarei at about 10:30pm on the 2nd.

Affected LifelineWater lay across James Street, blocking part of the road on the night of the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicThere was water 4 in (10 cm) deep across the floor of the Northern Bottling Co.'s factory.

ImpactCentral Park was inundated by the flood waters of Waiarohia Stream.

ImpactWater had to be pumped out of the pits at the Northern Bus Company's garage, at the quarry of Specified Concrete and at the site of the Whau Valley Dam.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Affected LifelinePower lines were downed at Onerahi on the 3rd.

LightningLightning at Whangarei Heads
Map Location: -35.813125 174.505465
Comments:

CommentAn electrical storm was experienced in the Whangarei Heads and Taurikura area for over an hour on the afternoon of the 4th.

Affected LifelineLightning caused fires in some transformers and three power cuts to much of the area.

ImpactDairy farmers had trouble getting their cows milked due to the power cuts.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Whirinaki
Map Location: -35.468762 173.454656
Comments:

Affected LifelinePower lines were down in the Whirinaki Valley area on the morning of the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were flood waters across State Highway 12 at Whirinaki.

Auckland

FloodingFlooding at Auckland
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe Great South Road was blocked by a big subsidence on the Bombay Deviation near the Ravensthorpe Hospital.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe road from Clevedon to Kaiaua was closed beyond Orere for at least 48 hours by washed out bridges and slips.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Auckland City
Map Location: -36.852397 174.762337
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicAuckland recorded 4.5 in (11.43 cm) of rain in 24 hours.

Affected LifelinePart of Devonport lost power after a transformer was damaged by water.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Affected LifelineAt Hobsonville, an 11,000-volt line was blown down.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Property DamageA wall of a house being demolished in Exmouth Street, Newton, was blown down on the night of the 2nd, causing minor damage to a car and a van.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

ImpactFloodwaters surrounded cars and entered houses in Auckland on the 2nd.

ImpactThere was water inside houses in Riddell Road, Glendowie.

Physical CharacteristicFactories in Howick were flooded to a depth of 2 to 3 ft (0.61-0.91 m).

Physical CharacteristicA stretch of about 300 yards of the Ellerslie main highway near the Ellerslie shopping centre was covered with 2 to 3 ft (0.61-0.91 m) of water.

ImpactWater was over 10 sections in Jamaica Place, Blockhouse Bay.

Affected LifelineAitken Ave along Mission Bay, and the Parade and Hattaway Ave at Bucklands Beach were under water.

Affected LifelineArea affected by flooding included Baddeley Ave, Kohimarama, Suffolk St and Newton.

Waikato

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Waikato
Comments:

CommentWaikato experienced the heaviest and most concentrated downpour of rain in for many years.

CommentThere was heavy but patchy rainfall throughout the Hauraki District.

Physical CharacteristicHauraki Plains received 7.1 in (18.03 cm) of rain in 36 hours.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

CommentThe Waikato River was in high flood on 3rd and 4th.

ImpactFlood waters spilled across hundreds of acres of farmland. Many farmers along flood-swollen rivers had to swim stock to safety.

ImpactThe main tributaries of the Waihou River were in high flood on the 3rd, and caused extensive flooding in the lower valley flats.

Property DamageThere was some pasture loss.

CommentThere was some overtopping in the upper reaches of the Piako River.

CommentFlood waters were receding throughout the Waikato on the 6th.

Affected LifelineState Highway 1 was cut by a bridge washout between Tirau and Taupo.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Arapuni
Map Location: -38.069486 175.651148
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicArapuni recorded 2.7 in (6.86 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Atiamuri
Map Location: -38.39603 176.031876
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicAtiamuri recorded 1.2 in (3.05 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Coromandel
Map Location: -36.752548 175.508913
Comments:

CommentOn the 2nd of February the worst flooding for 11 years occurred at Coromandel.

DamageQuite a number of houses in the area were inundated by floodwaters. In Albert Street and Hauraki Road the water penetrated a number of house depositing silt on floor coverings and ruining some furniture.

Affected LifelineState Highway 25 suffered damage to all its sections around the peninsula.

LandslideLandslide
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe Coromandel-Kuaotunu highway was blocked by a slip on the Kuaotunu Hill.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Hamilton
Map Location: -37.780815 175.272927
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicHamilton recorded 3.4 in (8.64 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Waikato River at hamilton was still 7 ft (2.1 m) above normal early on the 6th.

FloodingFlooding at Huntly
Map Location: -37.559936 175.162622
Comments:

EvacueesA house in South Huntly was evacuated on the morning of the 4th.

ImpactSeveral houses were isolated by flood waters.

Affected LifelineTraffic had difficulty getting through Huntly due to flood waters cascading across the road, and many small vehicles could not get through.

Stock DamageMinor stock losses were reported in the Huntly area.

DamageExtensive damage was done to stopbanks.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Karapiro
Map Location: -37.918771 175.541899
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicKarapiro recorded 1.9 in (4.83 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Kauaeranga River
Map Location: -37.080955 175.651918
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Kauaeranga River at Smith's reached a gauge height of 18.53 ft (5.65 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Kauaeranga River at Smith's had a peak discharge of 27,600 cusecs (782 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 204 sq miles (528 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1966.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Ohakuri
Map Location: -38.401007 176.084232
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicOhakuri recorded 0.75 in (1.91 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Orini
Map Location: -37.558269 175.311466
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicOne Orini farm was under 4 ft (1.2 m) of water on the 3rd. At 6:30am it had been 3 in (7.6 cm) deep, and 30 minutes later it was almost 3 ft (90 cm) deep.

ImpactThousands of acres of pasture were underwater along the banks of the Mangawara River at Orini.

FloodingFlooding at Patetonga
Map Location: -37.399346 175.46814
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere was some local flooding over roads at Patetonga.

FloodingFlooding at Piako River
Map Location: -37.195058 175.500392
Comments:

CommentThe Piako River was flooding its worst for 15 to 20 years.

FloodingFlooding at Port Charles
Map Location: -36.52518 175.46459
Comments:

Affected LifelineIn the north one bridge was washed away at Port Charles and other bridges across the peninsula had their approaches washed out.

FloodingFlooding at Puru
Comments:

ImpactThere was flooding at a motocamp in Puru when the Puru stream overflowed its banks.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Rangitaiki River
Map Location: -38.936561 176.385586
Comments:

CommentThere was a "cloudburst" in the Rangitaiki River headwaters area early on the morning of the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Tahuna
Map Location: -37.49793 175.495596
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Piako River at Whakahoro Road reached a gauge height of 19.81 ft (6.04 m) on the 4th.

Peak River FlowThe Piako River at Whakahoro Road had a peak discharge of 7460 cusecs (211 cumecs) on the 4th, with a catchment area of 204 sq miles (528 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1966.

FloodingFlooding at Tahunaatara Stream
Map Location: -38.331498 176.088585
Comments:

Peak River LevelTahunaatara Stream at Ohakuri Road reached a gauge height of 2.762 m on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowTahunaatara Stream at Ohakuri Road had a peak discharge of 83.2 cumecs on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 210 km^2.

FloodingFlooding at Tamahere
Map Location: -37.82941 175.35139
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe road from Hamilton to Cambridge was blocked by floodwater at Tamahere.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Thames
Map Location: -37.140988 175.533107
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThames recorded 5.88 in (14.94 cm) of rain in 24 hours up to 8am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe State Highway was closed due to the high level of the Kaueranga River.

ImpactThere was some flooding in Thames from the hill streams. A creek near the town burst its banks late on the night of the 2nd.

DamageMajor damage in Thames was caused by the Karaka Creek. The bridge over the creek was washed away, the creek overflowed,and water and silt spread throughout the northern section of the main area of the town.

DamageFishing boats at the Shortland Wharf were swept out into the Firth of Thames, and one was crushed at the wharf-side. Two of the boats were damaged beyond repair.

DamageBusinesses and property owners in Pollen Street had flooded shops and waterlogged goods.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Waipapa
Map Location: -38.29464 175.68741
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWaipapa recorded 2.04 in (5.18 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Waitakaruru
Map Location: -37.238727 175.374247
Comments:

ImpactFlooding occurred at Waitakaruru.

ImpactThe school was closed in Waitakaruru as a precautionary measure.

ImpactWater was lying on most farmland in the Maukoro Canal area.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Whakamaru
Map Location: -38.423572 175.807864
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWhakamaru recorded 1.1 in (2.79 cm) of rain in 11 hours between 9am and 8pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding at Whangapoua
Map Location: -36.713558 175.615313
Comments:

Affected LifelineBridge damage was reported from Whangapoua.

FloodingFlooding at Whitianga
Map Location: -36.834317 175.692086
Comments:

ImpactThere was extensive flooding in Whitianga after heavy rain on the 2nd.

Damage CostFloodwaters caused over £1000 ($32,700 2010 dollars) of damage at the McMahon and Sons quarry on the Coromandel Road. Large stockpiles of crushed metal was washed away and two new loaders were completely covered by water.

DamageFlooding flattened a number of farm fences.

DamageThe Whitianga township was reported to be free of flood damage.

Bay of Plenty

FloodingFlooding at Bay of Plenty
Comments:

Affected LifelineCommunications in the Bay of Plenty were interrupted.

AreaAbout 4000 to 5000 acres (1619-2023 ha) of the Rangitaiki Plains were under water from the flooding of the Whakatane River.

FloodingFlooding at Edgecumbe
Map Location: -37.97688 176.97688
Comments:

ImpactThe Rangitaiki River stopbanks at Edgecumbe were broken on the morning of the 4th. Several hundred acres and part of the township suffered minor flooding.

FloodingFlooding at Galatea
Map Location: -38.410998 176.742427
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Whirinaki River at Galatea reached a gauge height of 7.18 ft (2.19 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Whirinaki River at Galatea had a peak discharge of 10,900 cusecs (309 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 206 sq miles (534 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

Affected LifelineThe township of Galatea was still cut off on the the night of the 3rd, after floods washed away bridge approaches on either side of the town.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Kaimai Range
Map Location: -37.669835 175.863501
Comments:

CommentTorrential rain fell in the Kaimai Range on the night of the 2nd and morning of the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Lake Matahina
Map Location: -38.118701 176.81372
Comments:

Peak River FlowAt the peak of the inflow, Matahina dam was releasing 21,000 cusecs (595 cumecs). The normal flow was 2500 cusecs (70.8 cumecs).

FloodingFlooding at McLaren Falls
Map Location: -37.805649 176.046852
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe McLaren Falls power station was flooded, putting it out of production. Inches of silt and mud were deposited on the floor.

FloodingFlooding at Midway Camp
Map Location: -38.26187 177.300723
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Waioeka River at Midway reached a gauge height of 32.35 ft (9.86 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Waioeka River at Midway had a peak discharge of 70,600 cusecs (1999 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 227 sq miles (588 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Mount Maunganui
Map Location: -37.64237 176.195739
Comments:

DamageIn Pilot Bay, several boats were washed on to the rocky shore. Among them was the Tauranga Harbour Board 48-foot pilot launch Tauranga and two commercial fishing launches.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Murupara
Map Location: -38.455726 176.712121
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicMurupara recorded 9.55 in (24.1 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineMurupara was isolated.

Peak River LevelThe Rangitaiki River at Murupara reached a gauge height of 10.02 ft (3.05 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Rangitaiki River at Murupara had a discharge of 4400 cusecs (125 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a a catchment area of 457 sq miles (1184 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe road from Rotorua to Waikaremoana was closed for at least 48 hours east of Murupara by slips and washouts.

FloodingFlooding at Oponae
Map Location: -38.257842 177.299907
Comments:

CommentThe Waioeka River flood reached its peak at Oponae at about 5am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding at Opotiki
Map Location: -38.005993 177.293236
Comments:

CommentA false report about a wall of water sweeping down the Waioeka Gorge prompted the Mayor to declare a state of emergency in Opotiki on the 3rd.

ImpactMany people left their homes and closed their shops.

DamageNegligible damage was done to the Opotiki stopbanks and bank protection.

ImpactThe Waioeka River overflowed and flooded several farms two miles from Opotiki.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Rotorua
Map Location: -38.140434 176.262282
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Forest Research Institute at Rotorua recorded 7.10 in (18.0 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd. The gauge overflowed, so the rainfall was probably greater.

Physical CharacteristicRotorua recorded 2.24 in (5.69 cm) of rain in 24 hours up to 6pm on the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineAt one place, a chasm 90-ft (27 m) deep split a country road.

Damage CostThe Rotorua County Council estimated the damage at £60,000 ($1,924,000 2008 dollars).

CasualtiesA man was drowned in Lake Rotorua as a result of the storm early on the morning of the 3rd. The 28 year old man was washed out into the lake when a boat he was helping to secure, during the height of the storm, broke free while he was in it.

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust at Tauranga
Map Location: -37.679532 176.173022
Comments:

DamageHigh winds caused havoc among launches moored at Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui, on the night of the 2nd. The Tauranga Harbour Board's pilot launch, Tauranga, was left with a damaged hull and was out of commission for weeks. The trawler Tania was driven high on to the beach and bulldozers had to clear tons of sand to get her unstuck.

Physical CharacteristicThere were winds of 48 knots (89 km/hr) on the night of the 2nd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineThe McLaren Falls power station near Tauranga was flooded with water and electricity generation was stopped. A new bridge giving access to the station was washed away.

Affected LifelineThe road from Te Poi to Tauranga was blocked when the Ruahihi bridge had one of its four spans collapse.

FloodingFlooding at Te Matai
Map Location: -37.789193 176.355749
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Kaituna River at Te Matai reached a gauge height of 11.04 ft (3.36 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Kaituna River at Te Matai had a peak discharge of 9730 cusecs (276 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 366 sq miles (948 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

FloodingFlooding at Te Teko
Map Location: -38.038762 176.790607
Comments:

Peak DischargeThe Matahina Dam reached maximum capacity on the 4th and the outflow of the dam was kept steady at 21,000 cusecs (595 cumecs).

FloodingFlooding at Waimana River
Map Location: -38.242355 177.108556
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Waimana River at Waimana Gorge reached a gauge height of 17.85 ft (5.44 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Waimana River at Waimana Gorge had a peak discharge of 25,500 cusecs (722 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 170 sq miles (440 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

FloodingFlooding at Waioeka Gorge Reserve
Map Location: -38.28365 177.368416
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Waioeka River area received 7.5-8 in (19.1-20.3 cm) of rain overnight on the 2nd.

CommentThe Waioeka River was in high flood on the 3rd.

Peak River LevelThe Waioeka River at the Gorge cableway reached a gauge height of 34.19 ft (10.42 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Waioeka River at the Gorge had a peak discharge of 70,900 cusecs (2008 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 247 sq miles (640 cumecs).

Peak River FlowThe Waioeka River had a peak discharge of 72,500 cusecs (2053 cumecs) on the 4th.

Affected LifelineThe road from Opotiki to Gisborne was blocked by flooding in the Waioeka Gorge.

DamageThe 36-mile-long Waioeka Gorge highway was seriously damaged. The damage was comparable with the damage of the flood of March 1964 which cost 150,000 ($4,900,000 2010 dollars) to repair.

FloodingFlooding at Wairoa River
Map Location: -37.738824 176.083712
Comments:

Property DamageA man sleeping in a hut on the banks of the Wairoa River awoke to water a couple of inches deep on the floor. By the time he had hastily gotten out of the hut the water was wasit-deep, and minutes later the river was above the hut roof, and swept away an old caravan.

Affected LifelineA 40-foot (12-m) span of the old wooden bridge on the Tauranga-Hamilton highway collapsed into the river and the bank on the Hamilton side was washed away.

FloodingFlooding at Whakatane
Map Location: -37.967356 176.992417
Comments:

ImpactSurrounding farm areas were flooded but the town was saved by the stopbanks.

Declared EmergencyA State of Emergency was declared in Whakatane on the afternoon of the 3rd.

Evacuees38 people were evacuated in Whakatane on the 3rd. They were able to returned to their homes on the morning of the 4th.

Peak River LevelThe Whakatane River at Whakatane reached a gauge height of 22.84 ft (6.96 m) on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Whakatane River at Whakatane had a peak discharge of 62,800 cusecs (1778 cumecs) on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 601 sq miles (1557 km^2). This was the annual flood for 1967.

Gisborne

FloodingFlooding at Gisborne
Comments:

CommentFlooding occurred in Poverty Bay.

FloodingFlooding at Koranga station
Map Location: -38.419237 177.325202
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Koranga River at Koranga Station reached a gauge height of 4.13 m on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Koranga River at Koranga Station had a peak discharge of 265 cumecs on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 119 km^2.

FloodingFlooding at Te Karaka
Map Location: -38.467237 177.870255
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Waipoua River rose 10 ft (3.0 m) in one hour overnight on the 2nd.

Physical CharacteristicThe Waipoua River at the Kanakanaia gauge was 14 ft (4.27 m) at 9am on the 3rd.

Manawatu-Wanganui

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Manawatu-Wanganui
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe whole of the Manawatu-Wanganui region received 75-150 mm (7.5-15.0 cm) of rain.

Physical CharacteristicHeavy rainfall varied between 3.5 in and 4 in (8.9-10.2 cm) throughout the district for the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd.

CommentThe reccurrence interval for the rainfall was 15-20 years.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

Affected LifelineRoads were blocked by flood waters. State Highway 1 was closed south of Mangaweka. The Wanganui-Pipiriki and Pipiriki-Raetihi routes were blocked. Almost all unsealed roads suffered bad scouring.

ImpactGardens were flooded.

Affected LifelineTelephone communication was cut in places.

Damage CostThe cost of damage to county roads was estimated at £5000 ($160,000 2008 dollars).

High Wind GustsHigh Wind / Gust
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicGale force winds were estimated at 80-100 mph (129-161 km/hr).

Property DamageWindows were blown in by the winds. A building was completely wrecked, with 2600 ft (792 m) of roofing iron dislodged.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

Property DamageWinds and continuous rain caused a large amount of damage to television aerials.

FloodingFlooding at Bulls
Map Location: -40.174758 175.372166
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThere were 12 in (30 cm) of water lying on SH3 just north of Bulls.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Mangahoe station
Map Location: -39.915768 175.475452
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicMangahoe Valley received 321 mm (32.1 cm) of rain.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Marton
Map Location: -40.075433 175.360474
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicMarton recorded 4.02 in (10.2 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd. This was the heaviest 24-hour rainfall since the February flood 17 years ago when 4.89 in fell.

FloodingFlooding at Ohingaiti
Map Location: -39.861197 175.697395
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Rangitikei River at Otara Bridge reached a gauge height of 4.026 m on the 3rd.

Peak River FlowThe Rangitikei River at Otara Bridge had a peak discharge of 1177 cumecs on the 3rd, with a catchment area of 2864 km^2.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Parikino
Map Location: -39.789908 175.149071
Comments:

Affected LifelineParihauhau Road was closed.

FloodingFlooding at Patea
Map Location: -39.759215 174.475094
Comments:

Affected LifelineA Patea family was isolated.

Multi HazardMulti Hazard
Comments:

Property DamageGardens were wrecked in Patea.

FloodingFlooding at Pipiriki
Map Location: -39.480016 175.04686
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicThe Wanganui River at Pipiriki rose to 33 ft (10.06 m).

LandslideLandslide at Pouwhakaura
Map Location: -39.836948 175.750793
Comments:

Affected LifelineThere were two slips south of Mangaweka and north of Ohingaiti.

FloodingFlooding at Rangitikei River
Map Location: -40.016181 175.580491
Comments:

AreaFlooding extended over 5000 acres (20.23 km^2) of land from Rewa to the sea.

Property DamageAbout 3 miles (4.8 km) of fences were flattened and some 10 miles (16 km) were damaged.

LandslideLandslide at Taihape
Map Location: -39.67943 175.780024
Comments:

Affected LifelineA subsidence occurred on the railway track between Taihape and Utiku.

FloodingFlooding at Te Porere Redoubt (Lower)
Map Location: -39.047528 175.592756
Comments:

Peak River LevelThe Wanganui River at Te Porere reached a gauge height of 2.137 m on the 2nd.

Peak River FlowThe Wanganui River at Te Porere had a peak discharge of 30 cumecs on the 2nd, with a catchment area of 28.2 km^2.

Heavy RainHeavy Rain at Wanganui
Map Location: -39.932232 175.028352
Comments:

Physical CharacteristicWanganui recorded 3.52 in (8.9 cm) of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on the 3rd.

FloodingFlooding
Comments:

ImpactIn Wanganui East, five properties in Turoa Road were invaded by flood waters on the 2nd and one home was completely surrounded.

Peak Water LevelUp to 2 ft (60 cm) of muddy water invaded the properties.

ImpactThe Wanganui Motor Boat Club parking area was covered with silt.

Tasman-Nelson

HailHail at Dodson Valley
Map Location: -41.243189 173.324665
Comments:

CommentHail also fell across Dodsons Valley, but no damage was reported there.

HailHail at Todds Valley
Map Location: -41.217025 173.341829
Comments:

CommentTodds Valley appeared to be the worst hit by the hail storm.

Crop DamageTodds Valley market gardeners estimated the damage to crops (strawberries and young vegetables) at several hundred pounds. Almost all the second crop fruit on the 4000 strawberry plants was lost. Outdoor tomatoes were also shredded.

HailHail at Wakapuaka
Map Location: -41.207531 173.354896
Comments:

CommentA sudden hailstorm swept the Glen and Wakapuaka areas from about 11pm on the 3rd.

DurationThe hail storm lasted for 15 minutes.

Hail SizeThe hail stones were the size of marbles.

Property DamageKitchen gardens were cut badly. On one property some panes in glasshouses were broken.

CommentChildren skated and made snowmen from hail still lying on ground on the morning of the 4th.

Physical CharacteristicPiles of hailstones over 1 ft (30 cm) deep lay in the 8 ft (2.4 m) space between glasshouses. Hail stones were still on top of the roofs on the morning of the 4th.

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Shearer, A.R. (1970). Hydrology Annual, No. 15, 1967, Part 1. Government Printer, Wellington, Water and Soil Division, New Zealand.
Headline: Waikato River goes on wild rampage.
Southland Daily News, 4 February 1967.
Headline: Flood Damage Throughout Area, Thames Shops Damaged And Fishing Boats Washed Out to Sea.
Thames Star, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: Floods Reported in Coromandel.
Thames Star, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: Whitianga Area Flood Reports.
Thames Star, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: Dinah Goes Down Fighting, and .. Auckland Takes The Brunt.
The New Zealand Herald, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: South Pacific weather at 6 p.m. yesterday.
The New Zealand Herald, 3 February (Friday) 1967.
Headline: Civil Defence Teams Out, Flood Standby At Whakatane.
The New Zealand Herald, 4 February (Saturday) 1967.
Headline: Drowned In Lake At Rotorua.
The New Zealand Herald, 4 February (Saturday) 1967.
Headline: Many Roads In Province Left Blocked.
The New Zealand Herald, 4 February (Saturday) 1967.
Headline: Dinah dissolves in tears, causes havoc in many parts of the province.
The Northern Advocate, 3 February 1967.
Headline: Pilot launch driven ashore at Tauranga.
The Northern Advocate, 3 February 1967.
Headline: Severe hail hits Neson.
The Northern Advocate, 4 February 1967.
Headline: Storm damage in Mangonui will cost several thousands.
The Northern Advocate, 4 February 1967.
Headline: Electrical storm in Heads area.
The Northern Advocate, 6 February 1967.
Headline: Floods receding.
The Northern Advocate, 6 February 1967.
Headline: Residents riled over flooding.
The Wanganui Chronicle, 3 February 1967.
Headline: City and district storm-ravaged but river stayed in banks.
The Wanganui Chronicle, 4 February 1967.