Ngā kaupapa: Flooding, Weather

Kua karo te rohe o Thames-Coromandel i te kaha ngau o te ngāwhā

Mānia Clarke
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

Ko Te Rākau Whakamarumaru kei te arotūruki i te āhua o te huarere ki Te Pare o Hauraki. He waipuke, he horowhenua hoki e pā kau atu ana ki te rohe nā te kaha o te marangai. E mauritau ana te Koromatua me te hau kāinga i te korenga o te huarere i hē kē atu.

He kai wera te mahi nui a ngētehi kaihoko, me te whakamānawa ake, kāore i kino rawa atu te ngau o te ua.

Hei tā tētehi kaihoko i te wharetoa o Depot says, “The January we've all been forced to do things like clear our spouting, just general things to make our property safer. I know that we've cleared our spouting.”

Ka kī atu tētehi atu kaihoko, “They cleared around the loose debris around on the ground, so that it doesn't get swept away and down and adding to it all.”

Ko tā tētehi kē atu, “We've lost a table, an outdoor table, a Webber barbeque, yeah, it's all just flown off the deck.”    

Nō te tīmatanga o tēnei tau i rongo ai te rohe o Pārāwai-Harataunga i te kaha o Tāwhirimātea me ngā ngaru nui i kawea mai e te hau hūkerikeri. 

“We're pretty use to dealing with these weather events,” i mea atu te koromatua o Pārāwai-Harataunga, a Sandie Goudie.

“However of late they've been much more intense and we've never seen anything like it was earlier in the year when it tossed the Thames Coast road. So we're very grateful for that and we'd like to just do a big shout out to Gisborne and to Tolaga Bay for the amount of damage that they've incurred.”

I waipuketia tēnei wharetoa o Depot e taua āwhā. Hei tā Vic Challis, kei raro tonu ngētehi kaihoko e putu ana.

“Thames we have been hit but not as bad as Coromandel and that. Once the highway was shut to Coromandel, like business up there suffered,” i kī atu a Challis.

Kua aukatihia tētehi o ngā ara o te rori matua rua tekau mā rima ki te ākau o Ngarimu ki Whakatete, e te paheketanga mai i te puke rā.

Ko ngā whakatūpatotanga o te Rākau Whakamarumaru ki Pārāwai-Harataunga ki te iwi kāinga kia herea ngā tēpū, tūru, tūraparapa kia tārake hoki i ngā waikari.