Heavy rain affects flights in Tauranga

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Bad weather affected flights landing and taking off at Tauranga Airport today.

An Air New Zealand spokesperson says a number of services were cancelled or delayed in Tauranga.

“NZ5131 from Auckland to Tauranga returned to Auckland and NZ8254 from Wellington to Tauranga diverted to Auckland as the aircraft were unable to land in Tauranga.

“The return services were cancelled as a result of these diversions.”

Air New Zealand say conditions are improving, however customers booked to travel to or from Tauranga today are advised to consult the arrivals and departures page on their website for the latest information.

According to MetService, it is expected to rain until 8pm this evening, and it should ease overnight.

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