Story: Marlborough places

Wairau River in flood

Wairau River in flood

Flooding has been a recurrent problem in the Wairau River valley. Flood control measures restrict the impact on people and places but the river itself can still flood, as it did in June 2010, when this photograph was taken from Northbank Road.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Malcolm McKinnon

How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Upper Wairau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2016)

Full story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 12 May 2012, updated 18 Jun 2015