Whanganui and Rangitikei councils, in the central North Island, have declared local states of emergency on Tuesday evening as the remnants of deadly Cyclone Debbie hit New Zealand.
Dozens of people have had to leave their homes in due to widespread flooding. All schools in the Whanganui and Rangitikei Districts will be closed on Wednesday.
A cliff collapsed in Auckland, into an apartment building which prompted evacuations.
Severe thunderstorms are threatening the upper North Island, with the public warned to avoid sheltering under trees, avoid streams and more.
The rest of the North Island is facing heavy rain, slips and floods. Areas affected include Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, the Whanganui District, the Tararua Ranges, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.