April 23, 2024



Marlborough hit by its largest-ever recorded flood, New Zealand

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New Zealand’s Marlborough, the country’s largest wine-growing region, was hit by its worst flood on record on July 17, 2021.

Marlborough District Council deputy mayor Nadine Taylor said in a statement that 900 people from 500 properties across Marlborough had to be evacuated.

“Our stop bank network held up very well considering this is our largest-ever recorded flood – a far bigger event than the previous biggest in 1983,” she said.

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