The number of damaged vehicles has sparked fears that sellers could offload damaged vehicles to unknowing buyers.
The record rainfall caused a dramatic increase in debris and rubbish going out to sea.
1News meteorologist Dan Corbett explains the mechanics behind a tropical cyclone.
During Auckland's extreme weather and flooding on 27 January, the bridge was washed away after bearing the brunt of the overflowing Rangitopuni Stream.
Campbell Island hit the record 21.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday, nearly three decades after the first time in 1995.
The district has been hit by several heavy rain storms in recent weeks, causing slips, flooding and damaging roads.
The forecaster states: "The system lies in a very favourable environment and could reach severe tropical cyclone intensity of cat 3 or above".
SH6 between Ross and Haast was closed just after 3pm yesterday after heavy rain brought down trees and slips along the route.
MetService meteorologist Jessie Owen said the expected cyclone's path will be clearer in the coming days.
Hundreds of people arrived at Starling Park this morning to be put into volunteer teams by the Student Volunteer Army.
It will examine the response over the first 24 to 48 hours of the major weather event in the Auckland Council region that began on the afternoon of Friday 27 January 2023.
The home at 33 Shore Road was demolished today under supervision from the council.
Auckland Emergency Management provided the latest property figures and Wayne Brown acknowledged the disruptions to the city's Waitangi Day celebrations.
Volunteers have so far helped clear out 80 homes and had carried out dozens of welfare checks.
The fund, comprised of both public and private donations, 'is likely to be well oversubscribed', the council said.
Most homes in Ventura St were damaged in last week’s flooding. Many affected properties are Kāinga Ora houses built in the past three years.
Authorities admit they still don't know how many slips there are.
Experts predict more heavy rain and possible flooding for the North Island in the coming months, with hot and dry conditions in the south.
Auckland Council's draft budget for 2023 could see funding for the service reduced or cut completely.
Managed retreat from the highest-risk areas is "on the table", Auckland Council said today.