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25 Jul 2021 21:40
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    The freak tornado in Papatoetoe, has left many people trying to work out a way forward

    The freak tornado in Papatoetoe, has left many people trying to work out a way forward


    Auckland Council's assessed 251 damaged properties since Saturday's event, which claimed one life.

    Inspectors have determined 22 homes are unsafe to live in and placed entry restrictions on 60 more which have dangerous areas.

    Building consents general manager Ian McCormick says the next step's rebuilding.

    He says they're working with homeowners to understand the best process to remediate the buildings and says luckily, most of the work won't require building consents.

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    Law and Order:
    Wellington Police enquiries are continuing after a person being was found injured at a Vogeltown address around 2:45 this afternoon 19:36

    Environment:
    MetService weather warnings have been issued across the country, including heavy rain warnings for Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Taranaki, Nelson, Westland and Fiordland 19:26

    Soccer:
    Oly Whites striker Chris Wood's keen to see their historic start at the Olympic Games continue 18:56

    General:
    Running through some other results from the Olympics today.. 18:36

    Golf:
    US Golfer Bryson DeChambeau will miss Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19 18:16

    Tennis:
    Australian tennis star Ash Barty has been sensationally knocked out of the Olympics singles in the first round, stunned by Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets 18:06

    Law and Order:
    One person is in hospital in critical condition and armed police are at the scene of an incident at a Wellington property 16:56


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