Heavy rain has meant an end to Whangārei's water restrictions, but water users are still urge to be conservative, with predictions for another drought just around the corner.
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.
The cost of the floods on July 17 and 18 is more than $17.6m for damaged roads and state highways, damaged schools, slips on walkways, broken pipes etc. But this does not include private insurance claims for damaged houses, vehicles, businesses and farms. Was your place flooded? If so, how is the clean-up going?