Sunday 25th February 1917

It was a very fine day, the sun was shining bright, and the river has gone down. Henry returned from Ahomatariki just after we had finished lunch. While Henry was having his lunch, we heard a noise and we thought it was wind but going outside we found the river in flood again and it kept up for three hours when it gradually went down, our theory was that the river was held up by a dam and that it burst gradually. In the afternoon Henry and two men went across the river and cleared a channel for the river to flow the other side.