The fire service has received several reports of flooding, as heavy rain lashes much of the country today.
A fire services spokesperson said they had received reports of flooding on Auckland's North Shore in Takapuna, Devonport and Browns Bay, mainly about garages being flooded and blocked drains.
Browns Bay resident Kaye Turpin told ONE News that she had "an inch plus rain in 45 minutes" according to her rain gage.
The fire services spokesperson said there had also been calls about flooding in Warkworth.
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Whangarei District Council roading staff said that following today's heavy rain there have been some minor slips and surface flooding in the area, but all roads remain open.
Meanwhile, Buller, Nelson and Marlborough were experiencing heavy rainfall this morning, while "anywhere in the North Island from Taranaki up to Bay of Plenty" could also expect to be drenched today, MetService duty forecaster Heath Gullery said.
Heavy rain eased in Fiordland overnight as the front moved slowly eastwards over the South Island.
The rain would ease this afternoon but the next few days would be marked by an "unsettled showery regime," Gullery said.
"They'll be on and off from today. It will be windy easterlies and westerly showers."
While most of western New Zealand could expect a few wet days ahead, eastern New Zealand would be calm, and dry.
Canterbury, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Marlborough would be "mild and warm" from Wednesday through to Friday, Gullery said.
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