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Winds hit 154kmh in capital

Gales lashing Wellington topped 150kmh as weather bomb struck - and it's not over yet.

Live: 'Bomb low' - torrential rain, gale force winds

9:04am Photos show closed, damaged alpine highways and serious flooding on the West Coast; while in Wellington, severe winds have caused disruption at the airport and made for a miserable commute.

Haven for former sex workers

Women wanting to leave the sex trade now have somewhere to turn.

'You destroyed my world'

Family of victim tells Central Otago child abuser jailed for almost eight years that he'll never be forgiven.

Three split $1m win

Lucky Lotto punters share in win, but a $12 million prize is still up for grabs.

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