Story: Bay of Plenty places

Flooding, Matatā

Severe rainfall provoked upstream landslides, flooding and a flow of debris at Matatā in May 2005. About 40 buildings had structural damage and another 60 were damaged by the flood.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Towns of the Rangitāiki Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/5713/flooding-matata (accessed 25 January 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015