E rau rangatira mā huri noā, tēnā koutou katoa. Kei te whakatikatika te hunga noho ki Te Moana nui ā Toi mō tētahi pō mākūkū, whai muri i te kaha heke mai o te ua ki te rohe, he waipuke te otinga. Kei te rere ngā whakatūpato a Te Ratonga Tirorangi, ā, kei te noho mataara hoki ngā ratonga awhina.
Waipuke ana ngā mahara mo te hunga kainga o Te Moana Toi i a rātou e whakarite ana mo tētahi pō māku anō.
E manako ana a Davy Whitaker ka tuwhera anō ngā huarahi ki Ruatoki.
“It's terrible yeah I haven't seen it like this before.”
Ko te waipuketanga o ngā huarahi matua ki Te Moana a Toi te otinga atu o te hekenga mai o te ua i te pō kotahi. Toru tekau ki te rima tekau mirimita i heke i roto i te toru haora, ka waiho mai ko ngā apiha arahi waka hei arahi i te rere o ngā mahi ki waho atu i Pukehina.
Ka hoki ana koe ki uta hei reira kite ai te whānuitanga o te waipuke ki ngā awa me te whenua.
I whakatūpatu atu a Whitaker, “Take care on the roads aye drive safe.”
Mo ngā ratonga awhina pēnei i te whare tinei ahi o Taneatua ka uaua te noho tūtei na te tūao a ngā mema.
Howie Black from Ngāi Tūhoe says, “With little towns like we are very lucky that we haven't been isolated yet but so far so good we haven't had any call outs as such we have had slips there has been a few bit of flooding but we have been very lucky no call-outs so far.”
Kei te tūwhera te huarahi ki waenga i a Taneatua ki Ōpōtiki engari kei reira ngā whakatūpatotanga.
“If people take precautions make sure their gullies are clear of leaves and all that sort of thing whare with corrugated fences around them they hold water make sure that there are outlets and all that sort of thing,” says Black.
I tu atu i te ua ko te whakahau a te tari Met Service ko te haukaha ki te uru ka tau ki Te Matau a Maui me Te Wairarapa hoki.