One farmer is rubbishing the change saying "it's ridiculous".
Albany on the North Shore received a record 36.6mm rainfall in one hour.
"Oh mate it's a little bloody ridiculous, innit?"
New research on the 7.8 quake was released this week.
"It's really a game-changer for this town."
A hike in tourist fees may have caused foreigners to masquerade as NZers.
The protected birds were either shot, stamped on or run over.
The council believes the area now poses a health risk.
The fault line is expected to rupture within our lifetime.
A 47-year-old man has been charged with careless driving causing injury.
It follows more than 800 certifications being rescinded last month.
Socks, toilet paper and tissues have been used as alternative liners.
Andréa McBride met Robin when she was 16, and they now run a wine business together.
Washed down a river, he clung to his pack and made it to a rocky island.
"They are lucky they didn't die," a Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter spokesman said.