2 Jul 2015

State of emergency lifted in Whanganui

1:44 pm on 2 July 2015

The state of local emergency in the Whanganui District has been lifted.

Linesman Andrew Henare works to check homes on Anzac Parade in Whanganui.

Linesman Andrew Henare works to check homes on Anzac Parade in Whanganui on 26 June. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

The emergency status has been in place since 4pm on Saturday 20 June, when a massive dump of rain caused widespread flooding.

Whanganui Mayor Annette Main lifted the state of emergency at noon today.

She said the district was now fully in the recovery phase, and while those worst affected still needed support, the region was beginning to get back to a business-as-usual footing.

However, she said there was much work ahead to deal with the enormous impact of the floods on the region's infrastructure and services.

The clean up on Anzac Parade.

The clean-up continues on Whanganui's Anzac Parade (26 June). Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

Mike Sullivan digging mud from the driveway of his Anzac Parade home.

Mike Sullivan clears mud from his home's driveway on Anzac Parade. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin