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Farm damage compared to cyclone Bola

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

Storm damage to South Island farms over the past two days is being compared to that from Cyclone Bola on the east coast of the North Island in March 1988.

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Southland wants ban on sale of legal highs

Synthetic cannabis and a pipe.

The mayors of Southland are demanding the Government ban the sale of synthetic cannabis and other legal highs.

Updated 14 minutes ago

7.2 quake in Mexico

People leaving buildings in Mexico City on Friday morning.

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Mexico City on Friday morning. Buildings shook for at least 30 seconds and there was widespread panic.

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Earth-like planet found in deep space

An artist's concept of Kepler-186f.

Scientists believe a newly discovered rocky planet may be the most Earth-like yet found in another solar system, 795 light years away. Kepler-186f is almost exactly the same size as the Earth.

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