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19 Jan 2017 5:13
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Heavy rain expected over much of NZ
18 January 2017
With strong winds expected to hit in the early hours of Thursday morning, severe gales gusting 150 or 160km/h are forecast over much of central New Zealand.
Temporary housing for quake affected farms
The government says it will make 20 transportable homes available to property owners whose houses were damaged by the Kaikoura earthquake....
Trump's wrong Ivanka Twitter mistake earns lesson in climate change
A Brighton woman gives Donald Trump a climate change lesson after he accidentally tagged her instead of his daughter in a tweet....
South Island norovirus outbreak over: DOC
The Department of Conservation and Nelson Marlborough Health say the norovirus outbreak is over, and a tramping track is back in use....
Severe weather to hit NZ on Wednesday
A combination of extreme lows, high winds and heavy rains are set to hit the country on Wednesday....
No ban on plastic bags: Dr Smith
The government has no plans to ban plastic bags, despite proposing to ban products containing microbeads because of their threat to the marine environment...
NZ joins move against microbeads
The government's move to ban the use of plastic microbeads in personal-care products is being welcomed....
Freight rail services resume after quake
The first freight rail services from Blenheim since the Kaikoura earthquake have resumed, but only along a short section of track....
Brexit prompts 'mini-export boom' for British tea industry as interest in 'all things' English grows
A Cornish tea plantation claims Brexit "boosted" Britain's brand across the globe and led to increased interest in "all things" English, especially the country's quintessential beverage....
NZ grab initiative against Bangladesh
Bangladesh have lost three quick wickets late on day four in Wellington, giving New Zealand a sniff of a chance of victory....
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