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West Coast cut off with no power after storm

A slip in Karori.

The West Coast remains virtually cut off on Friday morning after the storm on Thursday, with floodwater and slips blocking the Lewis and Arthurs Passes. Power is out for the whole Buller district.

Updated 10 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 14 minutes ago

Weather affects Poppy Day sales

Anzac poppy.

The Returned & Services Association says fewer poppies were probably sold on the street this year because of the rough weather.

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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