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Drenching for Nelson and W.Coast as others mop up

A slip in Karori.

Many parts of the country are mopping up from Thursday's storm but Nelson, North Otago and the West Coast are getting another drenching.

Updated 3 minutes ago

Novelist Garcia Marquez dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, whose novels put magical realism on the literary map, has died at his home in Mexico City. His masterpiece was One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Updated about 1 hour ago

Fruit fly restrictions could be lifted soon

The Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni).

Restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in parts of Whangarei could be lifted from Saturday.

Updated 20 minutes ago

POWER PLAY, with Brent Edwards

Brent Edwards, Political Editor

Voters deserve a rational economic debate from politicians in the lead up to the election in September, not polemic and rhetoric.

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