Cyclone Cook: The latest MetService weather forecast video

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Cyclone Cook is expected to make landfall in the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel around 7pm on Thursday, MetService says.

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MetService Latest Official Cyclone Cook Warning

 
 
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Auckland

Live: Extraordinary rainfall in storm

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Flooding in Ashburton is causing havoc for residents. Roads turning into rivers

NZTA considers closing SH1 south of Christchurch and motorists are being warned off the roads, with cars trapped in floodwaters - while people in flood-prone areas are being told to prepare to evacuate.

Funds boost student teachers

Beach Haven's Malia Sinisa is a Kupe Scholarship recipient.

Future Maori and Pasifika teachers want to be leaders in their family, as well as in education.

Deaths from synthetic cannabis video

Synthetic cannabis is a banned substance in New Zealand, and can be much stronger than the organic variety.

Police are investigating at least seven deaths that appear to be linked to synthetic cannabis.

Court battle over 32-year home

Niki Rauti has been in her state home since 1985.

Auckland woman refusing to move out of her home of three decades takes her row to the High Court.

Wellington

The winning chips

Masterton's Mr Chips, which was recently named the country's best chip shop.

So what's the secret behind cooking up the country's best hot chips?

DHB boss steps down

Capital & Coast chief executive Debbie Chin will stand down at the end of the year.

CCDHB chief executive Debbie Chin will stand down at the end of the year.

RNZB hosts open day

20072017 Capital Day -Dancers: Joseph Skelton and Madeleine Graham play the title characters in the Royal New Zealand ...

Get a sneak peek at the Royal New Zealand Ballet's new production before it opens.

Wellington doused by rain

Heavy rain is set to ease into showers, but they'll be heavy. (File photo)

About 15mm of rain fell overnight in Wellington, and a train station has flooded.

Canterbury

Backpacker calls city 'desolate' video

Australian backpacker Katie Brennan has visited Christchurch's Re:Start Mall and white chair memorial, but said the city ...

Young tourist says it's "a bit depressing" in Christchurch, as hostels battle city's bad "rep".

Live: Storm evacuation

21072017 News: GEORGE HEARD/STUFF

Flooding in Ashburton is causing havoc for residents. Roads turning into rivers

People in flood prone South Canterbury are told to prepare to evacuate, as "idiot" drivers push waves into houses.

Brother's drunken spree

Jimmy and Rupert Max Ellis-Jones have not quite reached agreement about how to pay for the damage.

Jimmy and Rupert Ellis-Jones have not quite agreed how to pay for the vandalism.

Threat to Qtown lake grows

Lagarosiphon is capable of choking waterways, smothering native aquatic plants, and establishing quickly in waterways if ...

Fears an invasive weed will establish itself in Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu escalating. 

Waikato

Honeymoon hoon's 202kmh ticket

The 28-year-old and his new wife were honeymooning in New Zealand when police stopped them on the Waikato expressway on ...

Safe to say the Brazilian speedster is not in the good books of his new wife.

Man shot, woman gone

A police guard stands out the front of a Whangamata Rd property in Kinloch after a man was shot there on Thursday night.

Cops concerned for safety of dead man's partner, who is unaccounted for after Taupo homicide.

Storm cuts power, staff responding

Staff are investigating power outages in Raglan, north Hamilton and Whatawhata.

Power is out in Raglan, northern Hamilton and Whatawhata.

Woman falls 3m onto back

Rescue helicopter staff said the woman sustained multiple injuries and was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious ...

The Whitianga woman fell three metre from scaffolding and suffered serious injuries.

Taranaki

Contented in Tikorangi

The cave had mysterious myths abut it but turned out to be a simple earth-moving creation.

This garden is a treasure as are the people who created it.

Pre-nup was unfair

The High Court has upheld a lower court decision for a couple to equal property shares after separating

A pre-nuptial agreement gave one partner $20,000, and the other partner $1.5million.

Doing the dirtiest work

After Disaster owner James Nunes-Vaz has never ever turned down a cleaning  job.

After the police and fire brigade have done their jobs at an emergency scene, the clean-up begins.

Builders hammered 

Taranaki builder Logan Korff, right, with Hayden Manson,  had $16,000 worth of tools stolen from a building site.

Hammers, saws, even the beer in the fridge from the roof shout - nothing is safe on these building sites.

Manawatu

No way in, no way out video

The trail's reconstruction has made life much easier for villagers.

After the 2015 quake, villagers in Uhiya, Nepal were isolated, forced to fend for themselves.

Tennis courts for sale

Feilding's four asphalt courts will be sold despite five submissions opposing the sale.

Feilding's four asphalt courts will be sold despite strong opposition.

Residents want 'bickering' to end

Horowhenua ratepayers want mayor Michael Feyen and the council to get on with their work.

Horowhenua ratepayers are fed up with a council that clashes.

Crank It Cycles targeted again

Crank It Cycles owner Steve Pedley is frustrated his store has been targeted again.

A window was smashed in an attempted burglary, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Nelson

I can beat Bolt - Malone

Kiwi para athlete Liam Malone reckons he can break Usain Bolt's 100m record within three years.

Nelson para-athlete wants to use high tech superblades to become fastest man in world.

Dairy owners 'terrified'

Vijay, left, and Darshini Chauhan speak with Nelson Police Senior Sergeant Blair Hall  following a robbery at the dairy ...

After a spate of robberies across Nelson, the council has initiated a meeting with police and dairy owners.

Club rugby final too close to call

Nelson flanker Ethan Blackadder has been one of the form players in this year's club competition.

Top qualifiers meet defending champs as Nelson and Wanderers fight it out in club season decider. 

Wakatu pulls out of SHA

Artist impression of the Ocean View apartments to be built in Tahunanui, Nelson.

Wakatu Incorporation has left the Ocean View SHA project to concentrate on other work.

Marlborough

'Why not' sink navy ship?

Waikawa Dive Centre instructor Kate Trayling, left, and owner Stuart Scaife hope to use a decommissioned navy boat, ...

Divers push to sink HMNZS Endeavour in Marlborough Sounds for Cook commemoration.

Heavy rain causes slip

A section of State Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson has been closed to one lane following a slip on the road.

SH6 down to one lane after rain hits the top of the south.

No parole for dance teacher

Stayz Raukawa was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail at the Blenheim District Court in 2015. (File photo)

The sex offender will not finish treatment outside of jail, after his victim spoke to the parole board.

Finals time at Lansdowne

Marlborough division one grand final rivals, Baxter Wilson, left, captain of Moutere, and Glen Ballam, co-captain of ...

Whatever happens at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, history will be made.

South Canterbury

Evacuation a possibility gallery

Surface flooding in Oamaru.

Flood prone areas should prepare to evacuate as heavy rain and winds batter region.

Smith asked to meeting

National Party Rangitata candidate Andrew Falloon will discuss the controversial wood burner rule with Environment ...

Controversial wood burner rules an election issue as National joins the fray.

New patrol proposed

Temuka Neighbourhood Support co-ordinator Jocelyn McKay said a new Temuka community patrol group has been proposed to ...

A community patrol is set to be established in Temuka following vandalism in the town this week.

Business finalists announced

Emcee Michele A'Court at last year's Business Excellence Awards.

A popular Timaru cafe and a children's indoor play facility are among the finalists in this year's regional business awards.

Southland

Gecko stolen from visitor centre

The Marlborough green gecko that was stolen from the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre in Te Anau.

An at risk gecko has been stolen from the Department of Conservation visitor centre in Fiordland.

ED not for minor ailments, hospital says

Southland Hospital, Invercargill.

Stay away from "extremely busy" Southland Hopsital ED unless it's an emergency, public told.

Pump station may be replaced

Invercargill Airport, on reclaimed land

The "significant" cost of the replacement pump station is yet to be determined.

Ski tourers rescued from snow cave

End Peak, near Lake Wanaka and Treble Cone.

After getting out of their depth in back country snow, the tourists contacted the UK to say they'd built a shelter.

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