A very large sinkhole has opened up in Auckland’s New Lynn after a week of extremely heavy rainfall dumped by a powerful storm centered over the Tasman Sea. The structure of this storm was similar to a tropical cyclone, NIWA said and shared some of the most impressive rainfall records they saw over the past couple of days.
The sinkhole has opened near a major intersection in Auckland’s New Lynn, leaving neighboring buildings teetering near the edge. A part of the footpath crumbled away, leaving a sheer drop underground.
The hole is located between the Bike Barn and Club Fia Fia and is as wide as a street. The police have set up caution tape and cordoned off the area… [read more]