Ex-cyclone Fehi is sweeping across the country today bringing wild weather to most parts.
Several areas have now declared states of emergency including Dunedin and Buller district on the West Coast.
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Major evacuations are underway at Mapua, Richmond, Nelson, Waitara and Westport due to flooding.
Winds reaching 100km/h have lifted roofs between Hokitika, Greymouth, Cobden, Rununga and Dobson.
A king tide flooded Auckland's Tamaki Drive this morning but it has now been reopened.
Members of the yacht club try to protect the clubhouse in Nelson as waves smash over it. Photo / Tim Cuff
A boy wades back to his family's flooded car in Wakatu Square, Nelson. Photo / Tim Cuff
There's flooding in Nelson with carparks partly underwater. Photo / Mike Lash
Rocks Rd in Nelson has been closed after storm surges crashed over the main coastal thoroughfare. Photo / Charles Anderson
A Radio New Zealand reporter's car was crushed while they were covering the weather in Nelson. Photo / Nelson App Waves smash into cars on flooded Nelson road. / Supplied by Leon Hood On the West Coast
Winds are wild in Greymouth blowing trees around and debris down the streets. Photo / Andrew Thompson
Water flows into the probation office on Revel St Hokitika as heavy rains and strong winds lash the West Coast. Photo / Joe Morgan
Revell St and Beach Rd in Hokitika as the wild weather batters the region. Photo by Joe Morgan/Broadcast Media
A tree blocks the road on the West Coast as wild weather batters the region Photo by Joe Morgan/Broadcast Media In Dunedin
The rain is heavy in Eastbourne St, south Dunedin. Photo / Kirsty Johnston
Robbitti Stanley sandbags a house on Forbury Rd in Dunedin. Photo / Kirsty Johnston In Wellington
Pedestrians battle the elements as they cross the street in central Wellington. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Pedestrians battle the elements in central Wellington as the region was hit by the remnants of Cyclone Fehi. Photo / Mark Mitchell
A tugboat had to help bring in the Bluebridge ferry as it couldnt't berth in Wellington due to the weather. Photo / Hollie Bennett In Auckland
Waves crash over the footpath along Tamaki Drive this morning. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Joggers make their way through flooding along Tamaki Drive this morning. Photo / Brett Phibbs In Hawke's Bay
It's not yet wet all over the country though with high winds in the Hawke's Bay region sending dust flying and prompting police to issue a fire warning.
Dust flying in the high winds at a rural property on Stock Rd, Bridge Pa, Hastings. Photo / Duncan Brown In Christchurch
A wildfire broke out above Cass Bay in the dry conditions but with high winds. Photo / Deon Swiggs
Fire crews battle Port Hills blaze as winds gust