Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Auckland counts the cost of deadly storm

By New Zealand correspondent Dominique Schwartz, Friday December 7, 2012 - 10:17 EDT

New Zealand authorities say the severe storms that hit western Auckland yesterday left a damage bill costing about $9 million.

Winds gusting up to 140 kilometres an hour struck Hobsonville, killing three construction workers and injuring seven people, several of whom remain in hospital.

Hundreds of houses are still without power.

Building assessors have begun examining the 150 damaged homes to determine if and when residents can return.

250 people had to find alternative accommodation overnight.


- ABC

© ABC 2012

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

SA weather: Langhorne Creek vineyards welcome winter flooding

17:39 EST

While a wet and stormy winter has many South Australians counting the days until summer, flooding at Langhorne Creek south of Adelaide has grape growers smiling.

Myer redevelopment flooding: Safety concerns hamper efforts to repair Hobart Rivulet breach

16:05 EST

Safety concerns have held up remediation works at the Myer store redevelopment in the Hobart CBD, which has been flooded after a rivulet wall collapsed.

Squally Sunday for southwestern WA

15:33 EST

Conditions are set to take a turn for the worse over the weekend as a cold front bears down on southwestern WA.