Rain is easing in the region, and all roads that were closed have re-opened, but there is still surface flooding in some parts of the city.

The fire service say it attended more than 50 callouts between 9am and midday.

Two welfare centres have been set up for anyone who can’t get home.

Pania Houkamau-Ngaheu [hoe-car-maow ngar-hyoo] says already 14 people have come to the Horouata [horr-oh-are-ta] marae.

She says it’s a dry, warm place with food that people can come to while they wait to go home

The other welfare centre is at Titahi Bay School