Story: East Coast region

Cyclone Bola

Cyclone Bola, which hit the region in March 1988, was the most severe storm experienced in Poverty Bay for 40 years. In this news clip from 8 March, the camera pans over flooded land on either side of the Waipāoa River. It also shows people being evacuated from Te Karaka the night before.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Climate, flora and fauna', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015