Residents in some parts of Dunedin are being told to leave by Civil Defence. It comes after an onslaught of rain forced districts of the eastern South Island to declare states of emergencies. Soldiers are helping with evacuations in South Canterbury and have helped get a sick child to Dunedin's intensive care unit.
100 homes evacuated in the early hours as river levels continue to rise "significantly" amid states of emergency.
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