Photos: State of emergency declared as Christchurch floods

Civil Defence assess along Riverlaw Terrace beside the flooded Heathcote River.
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Civil Defence assess along Riverlaw Terrace beside the flooded Heathcote River.

A state of emergency has been declared in Christchurch and the Heathcote River has burst its banks ahead of high tide at 3.15pm, as the rain shows no sign of stopping.

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Civil Defence do an assessment along Riverlaw Terrace beside the flooded Heathcote River.
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Civil Defence do an assessment along Riverlaw Terrace beside the flooded Heathcote River.

Heathcote River flooding near Sloane Terrace.
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Heathcote River flooding near Sloane Terrace.

Flooding surrounds the Boat Shed on the Avon River in Christchurch.
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Flooding surrounds the Boat Shed on the Avon River in Christchurch.

Flooding on Weir Place, Hoon Hay, Christchurch.
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Flooding on Weir Place, Hoon Hay, Christchurch.

Flooding on Weir Place, Hoon Hay, Christchurch.
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Flooding on Weir Place, Hoon Hay, Christchurch.

The Waimakariri River swells near Kairaki Beach during high tide on Saturday afternoon.
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The Waimakariri River swells near Kairaki Beach during high tide on Saturday afternoon.

Flood water from the Selwyn River that burst its banks on the north and side sides of the river caused road closures to ...
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Flood water from the Selwyn River that burst its banks on the north and side sides of the river caused road closures to the Selwyn Huts at the corner of Days Road and Pannetts Road.

The overflowing Heathcote River takes over roads on either side.
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The overflowing Heathcote River takes over roads on either side.

Rescue workers evacuate residents in Heathcote, Christchurch by boat.
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Rescue workers evacuate residents in Heathcote, Christchurch by boat.

Slip on Landsdowne Terrace, Cashmere, Christchurch.
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Slip on Landsdowne Terrace, Cashmere, Christchurch.

The streets turned into rivers in Christchurch as the heavy rain continued for a second day.
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The streets turned into rivers in Christchurch as the heavy rain continued for a second day.

The sale yards are under water at Little River.
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The sale yards are under water at Little River.

Flooding hits the showgrounds at Little River.
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Flooding hits the showgrounds at Little River.

Flooding on Dyers Pass on the Port Hills in Christchurch has made driving treacherous.

Flooding on Dyers Pass on the Port Hills in Christchurch has made driving treacherous.

The Heathcote River flooding near Sloane Terrace.
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The Heathcote River flooding near Sloane Terrace.

Flooding at Riverlaw Tce, St Martins in Christchurch.
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Flooding at Riverlaw Tce, St Martins in Christchurch.

Heathcote River flooding near Sloane Terrace.
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Heathcote River flooding near Sloane Terrace.

Heathcote River flooding near Sloane Terrace.
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Heathcote River flooding near Sloane Terrace.

The flooded Heathcote River, at Opawa.
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The flooded Heathcote River, at Opawa.

Flooding at Riverlaw Tce, St Martins in Christchurch.
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Flooding at Riverlaw Tce, St Martins in Christchurch.

Christchurch's Heathcote River was in flood on Saturday morning.
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Christchurch's Heathcote River was in flood on Saturday morning.

The flooded Heathcote River, with Eastern Terrace underwater.
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The flooded Heathcote River, with Eastern Terrace underwater.

 - Stuff

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