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Low cloud over western parts of South Island with a moist onshore flow, is triggering a few light showers. Low cloud over southwest parts of North Island isn't causing rain. Skies are much clearer elsewhere under a ridge of high pressure.

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Grantham floods inquiry: Quarry played 'insignificant' role in disaster, commission rules

19:22 EDT

The Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry has ruled the Grantham quarry played little role in the deadly 2011 flood and its owners were unjustly blamed.

In pictures: Aurora australis puts on colourful light show over southern Victoria, Tasmania

18:35 EDT

The aurora australis has put on a colourful show over parts of southern Victoria and Tasmania overnight.

Grantham floods inquiry: Denis Wagner considers legal options after report finds quarry impact 'insignificant'

17:51 EDT

The former owner of the Grantham quarry is considering his legal options after an inquiry found it did not contribute to the town's deadly 2011 floods.