Extreme weather in Auckland

Extreme weather in Auckland

State of emergency declared for Auckland

Auckland flooding live updates: Day two

Flooding and slips in Puhoi closed State Highway 1 in both directions.

A third death related to the flooding around Auckland has been confirmed this afternoon.

Police have confirmed that Fire and Emergency workers at a Shore Rd property that had been hit by a landslide found one person deceased earlier today.

Police will now make enquiries on behalf of the Coroner.

Two other deaths have been linked to the flooding – one body was found in a flooded culvert in Wairau Valley on the North Shore last night and another man was found in a nearby carpark this morning.

One person is still missing after being swept away at Onewhero in the Waikato District.

Meanwhile, Monday’s Laneway Festival in Auckland has been cancelled.

The cancellation of the music festival – which included artists like Haim and Phoebe Bridgers – follows the cancellation of both of Elton John’s Auckland shows this weekend.

The Laneway organisers said they had to make the “heartbreaking” decision to cancel the show due to the unprecedented weather event in Auckland.

“We were so excited to deliver this show to our biggest crowd ever in New Zealand, our team has been working around the clock to do everything they can to salvage the site, but the damage and disruption caused by the weather has meant that it is no longer safe to proceed.”

Ticket holders will be refunded.

A cliff side at Princes Street, Northcote, was seen coming down after the heavy rain in Auckland.

Organisers of Sunday’s Gardens Music Festival have confirmed they will be ditching the waterlogged Auckland Domain, heading indoors to Spark Arena. Two of the lineup – John Morales and MissB – won’t be performing, but Set Mo, LP Giobbi, Peking Duk and headliner Fatboy Slim are already in the country, so are still set to perform.

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