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Sunny Hawke's Bay faced a cold snap this weekend.
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From Friday night, snow banked up in areas like Te Pohue, forcing a closure of SH5 from Napier to Taupo for most of the weekend.
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As power outages were faced across the region, people lined up at the BP in Napier to fill their LPG cylinders in case of more cuts.
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With torrential rain, surface water flooded many low lying areas, including this Bay View orchard.
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Stormy waves crashed onto shorelines around Hawke's Bay, as seen here at Cape Coast near Hastings.
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A blackout in Napier CBD in the early hours of Saturday morning was a sign of things to come.
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Napier Old Boys Marist celebrate winning the Maddison Trophy at McLean Park after beating close rivals Taradale.
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Unlike many sport games over the weekend, the wet ground at McLean Park wasn't enough to postpone the Napier Old Boys Marist versus Taradale game on S
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Run-off water from Saturday's rainfall blocked a lane on SH5 above Eskdale.
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Higgins Contractors had to bring bigger equipment in to clear some of the snow on the Napier - Taupo road.