Recap: Wild weather wallops Wellington gallery

Traffic clogs State Highway Two on Tuesday evening.
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Traffic clogs State Highway Two on Tuesday evening.

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A family of swans make the most of the floodwater, paying a visit to 10-year-old Devon Turner of Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt.

Waiwhetu Stream swells with flood water after a bout of severe weather on November 15.

Commuters returned to Wellington's CBD following yesterday's earthquakes but had to brave gale force winds and rain.

Residents prepare to leave on Tuesday as flooding causes Waiwhetu stream to break banks.

Petone Rugby Club is surrounded by water after torrential rain and gale-force winds.

Flood water covers Petone Recreation Ground.

Wading through the waters in Udy St, Petone.

The extent of flooding could be seen at Mana roundabout.

Khandallah outdoor pool in Wellington is definitely not safe for swimming after a nearby stream has overflown into it.

Wellington has been hit by torrential rain and gale-forced winds in the wake of the earthquakes.

Upper Hut houses are also at risk of flooding.

A scooter rider passes a slip on Bowen Street after a bout of severe weather.

Flooding in Uday St, Petone.

Flood water covers the road surface on Udy Street, Petone.

Flooding on Horoeka Street and Lowery Cres, Stokes Valley, Wellington.

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A motorist in a 4WD braves a flooded State Highway 58 north of Wellington.

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Auckland

Grilling over carpark slip

Kaipatiki Local Board grill representatives of Auckland Council and Auckland Transport regarding the cause of the Rawene ...

Kaipatiki Local Board have questioned Auckland Council and Auckland Transport over the massive Rawene Rd slip.

Auckland prisoner escapes hospital

The prisoner managed to escape from hospital after receiving treatment. (FILE)

Female drug offender was under Corrections supervision but managed to escape after treatment.

Elderly woman's fatal cliff fall

The victim of the fatal cliff-fall was an 86-year-old woman. (FILE)

86-year-old Ruth Sutherland fell to her death at Mairangi Bay on Auckland's North Shore.

Focus on Waiheke arts

Consultant Janis McArdle is carrying out an assessment of needs for the arts on Waiheke Island.

What is needed to sustain a vibrant artistic community on Waiheke Island?

Wellington

Wellington boss to stay

Wellington City Council CEO Kevin Lavery has signed on for another two years.

The Wellington City Council chief executive gets contract extended, pay rise pending.

30,000 tickets sold

Chris James celebrates scoring against Mexico in 2013.

The "full house" sign is nearly readywith only a few thousand tickets left for the All Whites World Cup playoff.

The battle to sell booze

The foodmarket on Mt Victoria was unable to renew its off-licence last year, and is trying to get it back.

In a bid to get a liquor licence shop's lawyer lists cereals in stock - then he's told to stop.

Peter Jackson's new menu

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Canterbury

Too many to name

Some of the 55 hutches in Deborah McNeil's suburban back yard where she keeps 80 rabbits.

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Bypass opening soon

Traffic builds up on the northern motorway between Belfast and the Waimakariri River bridge.

Traffic will be switched onto Christchurch's new Western Belfast Bypass in stages from early November.

Concrete truck crashes into house

A concrete truck crashed into Kazimir Podstolski's house.

Homeowner may not sleep in his bedroom tonight after a truck crashed through the wall.

Schemer owes failed company $7m

Paul Clifford Hibbs, 49, has been ordered to pay more than $7 million to the liquidators of his fraudulent company.

A man awaiting sentence for fraud was previously ordered to pay his company liquidators $7 million.

Waikato

Surviving Labour Day weekend

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Pair trapped in crash

Two cars have collided in the Athenree Gorge.

Two trapped and two more injured after smash in gorge near Waihi.

Thumbs bitten in week-long row

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She refused to give up the car keys and remote. He loosened her grip with his teeth.

Hamilton Club's last act

Hamilton Club president Gordon Chesterman said the club's final luncheon was a celebration (file photo).

Members signed off in style with a $48,000 gift to the city.

Taranaki

The secret life of penguins

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Bushman remembered

The portrait of the 'unknown bushman' which turned out to be Joe Lewandowski.

The 'unknown bushman' waited nearly sixty years to be remembered.

America's Cup meet shield

Kaitake rugby player ,and Optimist sailor, Jack Parr, 11, with the America's Cup, and Ranfurly Shield.

Honours were shared when the Ranfurly Shield and the America's Cup met for the first time.

Novice driver's high speed crash

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Manawatu

Dining with Chelsea video

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Crown: Lundy guilty gallery

Justices Helen Winkelmann, Mark Cooper and Raynor Asher are hearing Mark Lundy's appeal in the Court of Appeal.

Crown says times of death in Lundy case may have changed between trials, but  key evidence remains the same.

Hemopo clearly Turbos' best

There was no better for the Turbos this season than Jackson Hemopo, who was also the team's top lineout target.

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Hartley in for high-stakes debut video

NZ motorsport ace Brendon Hartley will make his F1 debut at the US Grand Prix.

Kiwi driver in lions' den at Circuit of the Americas with Lewis Hamilton racing for the F1 crown.

Nelson

Military manoeuvres

Military light operational vehicles involved in Exercise Southern Katipo 2017 roll off the HMNZS Canterbury at Port Nelson.

 Nelson gets a glimpse of the Southern Katipo military exercise as soldiers and supplies roll out of Port Nelson.

Charge follows scare

A policeman at the Stoke Railway Reserve looks for a man who was allegedly seen with a knife in the area.

Police charge teenager with possession of an offensive weapon after knife scare saw schools locked down.

Higher-density housing plan

Deputy mayor Tim King says there is increasing demand for small, compact properties in central Richmond.

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Man faces 30 drug dealing offences

A "point bag" of crystal methamphetamine.

Stoke man faces 33 charges relating to methamphetamine and cannabis.

Marlborough

Bar gets new lease of life

Paddy Barry's Irish Bar, on Scott St, closed in 2017.

The owner of two popular night spots in Blenheim is seemingly looking to open a third.

Charity shop to close

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Hijacker could get $25,000

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Asha Abdille injured two pilots in 2008. Now, she's out of jail and could be in the money.

South Canterbury

Longing for home crowd

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Slight setback for Tekapo hotel

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Otago

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Aerial rat attack in Matukituki Valley

Native robins are thriving at Aspiring Flat after being reintroduced to the area several years ago.

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A man without Viices

McComb said he would love to perform at Homegrown or the Reading Festival in the UK at some point.

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Southland

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Principals praise parent volunteers

Invercargill Middle School principal Stan Tiatia.

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Gore dairy owner wary of safety

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