NZ@Noon: Surface flooding in Rotorua

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Old Taupo Rd flooded.
Old Taupo Rd flooded.

Heavy rainfall has caused surface flooding in Rotorua, and Greenpeace New Zealand have laid down a legal challenge to the Hawke's Bay Regional Council over the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Surface flooding is causing problems on road around the district - with police warning of "significant" surface flooding on several highways near Rotorua.

A legal challenge has been laid down by Greenpeace New Zealand to Hawke's Bay Regional Council over the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

Timetable pressures have forced the Tauranga City Council to bypass normal tendering processes to prepare resource consents for the Smiths Farm Special Housing Area.

A four-car pile up during rush hour in Whangarei has served as a warning to motorists to take care now the wet winter months have descended.

A Whanganui High School teacher has been charged with assaulting another staff member in a "serious incident" on Tuesday.

Wairarapa police were kept on their toes this week, arresting burglars in Masterton, Martinborough and Featherston and dealing with the aftermath of vandalism.

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