Towns of Opotiki and Okaihau hit by floodings

The North Island towns of Opotiki and Okaihau have been hit by flooding as torrential rain lashes New Zealand.

Flooding has also blocked State Highway 1 near the Northland town of Okaihau.

Forecasters are also currently watching the trajectory of Cyclone Gita to see if it will make his way towards Nwe Zealand.

Updates follow.

 

 

 

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