Incredible images show the scale of flooding across NZ

New Zealand is being swamped as water levels rise around the country.

Emergency services are stretched to their limits to deal with the devastation.

Video from around New Zealand show the damage as roads disappear under water and backyards turn into lakes.

Cliffs are collapsing under the deluge, while normally placid rivers have swollen into raging torrents.

Newshub have the latest on the flooding.