Waiteitei Road in Mangawhai was flooded on Friday evening after heavy rain in Auckland. Down in Hawke’s Bay, Esk Valley residents – already devastated by Cyclone Gabrielle – were forced to flee once more in the face of heavy rain warnings. READ MORE:* Hawke's Bay on 'high alert' after wet night across North Island* Cyclone Gabrielle: Was the catastrophe at Esk Valley avoidable? More heavy rain is forecast for Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne on Monday, with thunderstorms expected for Auckland. Speaking from cyclone-hit Muriwai on Saturday, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said everyone needed to be prepared for heavy weather, including plans for pets, children and elderly or disabled family members.
(file photo)Advanced guided missiles that have the capability to home in on enemy targets have been approved for sale to Australia. The missiles are designed to destroy enemy air defence systems and radar in order to protect Australian aircraft. Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images The Strix armed VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) Uncrewed Air System (UAS) by BAE Systems Australia. The US says Australia will have no problem integrating its weapons into its defence force. BAE Systems Australia unveiled the armed drone at the Avalon air show as defence chiefs focus on air power.28 days ago Stuff.co.nz
Surface flooding on Justin Street in the Gisborne suburb of Mangapapa on Tuesday morning. Relentless rain that was briefly more intense than during Cyclone Gabrielle has caused severe surface flooding in Mangapapa, Gisborne, forcing families to leave their homes, according to the city’s mayor. David White/Stuff Surface flooding on Nelson Rd in Gisborne. David White/Stuff Michelle Swart and her daughter Sharon watching floodwaters rise around their home on Nelson Street Gisborne . In Hawke’s Bay there have also been reports of surface flooding in parts of the region.28 days ago Stuff.co.nz
The UK and the European Union have ended years of wrangling, sealing a deal to resolve their thorny post-Brexit trade dispute over Northern Ireland. Selling the deal to his own Conservative Party and its Northern Ireland allies may be a tougher struggle. Dan Kitwood/AP The UK and the European Union have ended years of wrangling, sealing a deal to resolve their thorny post-Brexit trade dispute over Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a border with an EU member, the Republic of Ireland. It’s crass and will go down very badly in NI,” former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said on Twitter.28 days ago Stuff.co.nz
Jeremy Thrush has made a shock return from retirement to lead the Western Force to a pulsating 34-27 Super Rugby Pacific win over the Melbourne Rebels at Perth's HBF Park. The Rebels were on track for victory after opening up a 24-10 lead late in the first half of Saturday night's match. Paul Kane/Getty Images Ex-All Blacks lock Jeremy Thrush helped the Western Force to a win over Melbourne’s Rebels in the Super Rugby Pacific series opening round. "Good first half, disappointing second half," Rebels coach Kevin Foote said. The Force hit the lead in the 64th minute when Stewart touched down after a successful rolling maul.1 month ago Stuff.co.nz
Erling Haaland broke a Premier League club scoring record with his 27th strike of the season for Manchester City. Erling Haaland scored a record 27th goal in the English Premier League to help Manchester City see off Bournemouth 4-1 and stay on the shoulder of Arsenal in the title race on Saturday (Sunday NZ time). Haaland has broken City's single-season scoring record in the league even though they have 13 more matches to play. Arsenal maintained their place atop the English Premier League by beating Leicester 1-0 thanks to Gabriel Martinelli’s goal early in the second half. Scoring chances were few and far between until Firpo provided the breakthrough in the 77th minute when he shot low under Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu to claim his first league goal.1 month ago Stuff.co.nz
England piled on the misery for Wales with a 20-10 victory that left the beleaguered host nursing a third straight loss to open the Six Nations on Saturday. France at home and Ireland away makes for the toughest possible finish to the Six Nations for the English, however. Rui Vieira/AP England's head coach Steve Borthwick (L) shares a light moment with Wales head coach Warren Gatland before kickoff. Lawrence's try in the left corner in the 74th minute sealed a victory that won't live long in the memory. England 20 (Anthony Watson, Kyle Sinckler, Ollie Lawrence tries; Owen Farrell con, pen) Wales 10 (Louis Rees-Zammit try; Leigh Halfpenny con, pen).1 month ago Stuff.co.nz
Black Caps batsman was given out caught despite replays suggesting it hit his arm guard. ANALYSIS: Those Black Caps fans wishing there’s a Harry Brook-alike capable of coming to the rescue may have to rub the genie lamp furiously. The rising England superstar only lasted two overs on Saturday morning, but he’d already inflicted copious damage on the Black Caps the previous day. Tickner is the youngest player in the Black Caps squad. That average may not shout red-ball world-beater, but Brook’s first-class average is 39.67, with 10 centuries and 20 fifties from 61 games.1 month ago Stuff.co.nz