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Storm damages dozens of West Coast homes

The country has been battered by the tailend of a cyclone.

More than 40 homes and buildings have been left uninhabitable in Greymouth after a storm bringing gale-force winds and rain tore through the West Coast and continues to batter parts of the South Island.

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Ferry captain 'not at helm'

Coast guard crew members at the sunken ferry.

The third officer was at the helm of a South Korean ferry carrying 475 passengers when it capsized and the captain may have been away from the bridge, investigators say.

Ardern ready to fight for Auckland

Jacinda Ardern.

The Labour Party's Auckland Central candidate, Jacinda Ardern, says electoral boundary changes will make her fight for the marginal seat even harder.

Holiday road toll climbs to 3

The Easter holiday road toll stands at three on Friday afternoon, a day after the period began.

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