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Destruction and devastation after Cyclone Gita strikes

Now comes the daunting task of clean-up.

More than 15 slips have damaged State Highway 60, cutting off Golden Bay.

Golden Bay cut off after slips wash away State Highway 60

Helicopter footage reveals damage done by more than 15 slips on Takaka Hill.


Cyclone Gita: How it will affect you

Schools and roads closed, mass transport cancellations, heavy rain and wind warnings in place.

Gita is presently a category 3 storm.

Cyclone Gita: Where it will strike

It's taken a while, but finally there's a consensus on where she will make landfall.

Much of the North Island and the West Coast are in for a heavy dump of rain, forecasters say.

Heavy rain forecast across New Zealand

MetService has issued a severe weather warning in many regions for Sunday.

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Wet weekend forecast across New Zealand

It's time to batten down the hatches and get out the hot chocolate.

The damage to the Nelson-Tasman area after Cyclone Fehi is extensive.

Nelson Cyclone Fehi clean-up to cost millions

Some residents say they won't be returning to their damaged homes.

The area was declared off-limits on February 1.

Tahunanui Beach in Nelson given green light

The public can swim at Tahunanui Beach, the back beach and along Rocks Rd in Nelson after a sewage spill earlier in the month closed the area.


Nelson begins to clean up after Storm Fehi

It's not yet known what the cost will be to repair the region.

Tasman residents are on clean up duty after ex cyclone Fehi lashed the country on Thursday.

Alarm at damage left behind from tropical storm

The Insurance Council warns it may stop offering flood cover.

Police responded to reports of the drowning at Tahunanui Beach, Nelson.

29yo woman drowns after night-time beach swim in Nelson

A man was taken to Nelson hospital in a moderate condition.

The serious crash unit will be looking into the circumstances of the incident.

Woman dies after being run over in Nelson

An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car in a driveway at a Nelson house.

The fire is being treated as non-suspicious.

Family home badly damaged by fire

A family home in Richmond, Nelson has been badly damaged in a fire.

Beekeeper Ricki Leahy is mystified as to who is behind the poision he believes killed his insects.

Mystery as millions of bees drop dead

A veteran beekeeper is devastated that 200 hives have been destroyed.


Experts worried by poor driving from tourists

One citizen-captured video shows a man repeatedly crossing the centre line.

Air New Zealand had a record month in Nelson in December.

Nelson benefits from tourism boom

Nelson Airport had a record month in December and says the best may be yet to come.

Torrential rain of up to 40mm per hour and hail is possible.

Thunderstorms in lower North Island

Thunderstorm have been spotted in many parts of the central and lower North Island.


Body discovered in Nelson river

Efforts are underway to recover the body after police were notified by a member of the public.

There's been some troubling behaviour beside the lake.

Tasman's Blue Lake faces damage from tourism numbers

There's been some troubling behaviour beside the lake.

The restrictions will be in place from Monday.

Dry spell hits water supply in Nelson

Nelson is implementing water restrictions as it struggles with low dam levels.