Kiwi Golf Course Under Water Due to Maitai River Flooding

Water rushed through a golf course in Nelson, New Zealand, on Wednesday, August 17, after hundreds of homes were evacuated due to flooding from the Maitai River.

Footage recorded by Jonathan Tuheke shows water gushing through the Waahi Taakaro Golf Course in Nelson on Wednesday.

The Nelson Tasman Civil Defence reported on Wednesday that 233 homes had been evacuated and personnel from the New Zealand Defence Force would patrol the area.

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese was quoted in local media saying that recovery efforts in the town could take “years”. Credit: Jonathan Tuheke via Storyful

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