Wind reached 172kmh

More high winds are tipped to follow the weekend's damaging gales, which fanned flames and caused power blackouts around the country.

Brakes go on TPPA

12:05pm An announcement on the biggest free trade deal in a generation has been postponed indefinitely.

Man sought over assaults on women

10:58am A man has been approaching women in Mt Albert and trying to kiss and touch them, police say.

'High risk' as truck burns

10:46am "Massive" fire engulfs truck carrying gas cylinders sparks evacuations.

Winz complaints up 30pc

Government ministry writes off a staggering increase in complaints by Work and Income clients.

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