Heavy rain for the last 3 days has caused minor flooding in our gullies and started the waterfall for the first time since early December.
Down by the 'swimming hole'
More than 150 millimetres of rain fell in the city (Christchurch), the most in seven days since 153mm of rain caused flooding in April 1974.
In some parts of Canterbury, the weekly rainfall topped the 163mm recorded during Cyclone Giselle in 1968.
The wettest seven-day period was in June 1894, when 207mm fell.