THE Matekerepu Stream fills with water from the Nukuhou Stream as the heavy rain made its presence felt across the district. Photos James Sandbrook OB4759-05

LAST Thursday’s heavy rain caused surface flooding, scouring and minor and major slips on various roads around the district.

Numerous rural roads were closed due to floodwaters or only passable by four-wheel-drive vehicles but, by yesterday, only the Waimana Gorge remained closed.

Opotiki News reporter James Sandbrook took a drive around on Friday morning to see what remained of the excess water.