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Storm damage – Your eyewitness reports

Reports of slips, flooding and road closures are now coming in to

To keep everything in easy to read blocks we’ve set up this page for people to post their eyewitness reports of Flooding, Slips and other Storm Damage.

Please post your comments below with as much detail as possible – and your location too. would like to thank everyone who is contributing tonight – we appreciate your personal updates.

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Guest on 31/12/2011 9:21pm

Gisborne to Opotiki road closed, could be a while.

Jasmin on 30/12/2011 8:22pm

Does anyone know if there are any slips between Rawhiti an Russell?

Guest on 30/01/2011 6:29am

The road is still blocked at Ruamahunga Bay and remains closed. However, if you a sprightly and have someone to pick you up it is a relatively easy walk around the shoreline between tides. The road from Tapu to Coromandel and the Tapu-Coroglen road are now open to vehicles but extreme care is needed and they are NOT suitable for campervans. Acces to Coromandel is possible by going via the Kopu-Hikuai Road and through Tairua and Whitianga.

Ruamahunga Bay is likely to remain closed for at least another day

Guest on 29/01/2011 9:24pm

Tapu is still isolated with a slip south near Ruamahanga Bag covering the road, to the north there are slips blocking road to the Coromandel so can’t get there either. Also Tapu Coroglen Road is closed due to slips also – totally isolated in Tapu!!

Guest on 29/01/2011 10:20am

was a wild, wet and windy night, woke up to our street completely flooded with knee deep water and some water damage to peoples houses. Between simpsons beach and kaotunu was alot of slips and road closed to coromandel.

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