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Emily Branje is being remembered as bubbly, fearless and cheeky.

Givealittle set up for family of young girl swept away while whitebaiting

Emily Branje's body was found on the West Coast on Saturday.

Piha Beach.

Two bodies found on West Coast beaches within 24 hours

They were discovered on Piha and Muriwai.

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Heavy rain, gales to throw fine weather out the window

Spring will start to "show its unsettled side" early this week.

A kayaker in white water.

Mayor 'disappointed' at Govt's move to block new hydro scheme

Tony Kokshoorn says the Waitaha River project would have been great.

Photo Taken In La Bthie, France

Fine weekend, warmer temperatures on the way

The warm weather is caused by a sub-tropical low, meaning we could also be in for rain and strong winds next week.

Watch: Wild weather hit Auckland last week.

Heavy rain and strong winds to batter the south

Civil Defence is urging people to keep an eye on the conditions.

Related video: Up north, Auckland is cleaning up after a massive storm.

Pictures show massive rockfall on key South Island route

Experts may have to use explosives to remove it.

The clean-up efforts have been underway for months.

Effort to remove 135,000kg of rubbish from Westland coastline nears end

Every bit of litter found has been a small victory.

The West Coast was thrashed.

Homes under threat, land erodes as king tides thrash coast

"I just stood up on the back porch saying a few nice words."

Watch: The South Island is bracing for severe weather.

King tides could expose a toxic, historic landfill

The South Island is bracing for severe weather.

The West Coast is in for a wild weekend of waves.

Wild West Coast: Huge swells expected this weekend

Waves of up to 8m are expected as winds whip up the water.

Westport North School.

West Coast school closes due to 'mystery illness'

On Monday, 66 children were off sick.

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NZDF steps in to clean Fox River landfill after flood

Rubbish from the landfill has been strewn across 2100 hectares of Westland.

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South Island in store for weekend of heavy rain

More wild weather is on the way.

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NZ warned to get ready for stormy weather as low front moves up the country

Torrential rain and heavy snow are some of the treats in store.

Watch: Forecasters explain why we may have already reached peak winter.

Less settled weather on the way

Sorry parents, the kids might be inside for the rest of the holidays.

Watch: Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft spoke to The AM Show about our appalling rate of child abuse.

Seriously injured baby dies, man charged with murder

The 30-year-old man is accused of killing the infant.

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Workshop fire in Hokitika

A large workshop went up in flames in Hokitika on Sunday morning.

Ninety-three per cent of farmer shareholders voted in favour of the sale to Yili for $588 million.

'A sad day for the West Coast': Westland Milk heads to Chinese ownership

"The banks started telling farmers how to vote."

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Review: Paparoa Track, NZ's tenth Great Walk

What it's like taking a mountain bike ride of the West Coast's newest tourism asset.