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Thick cloud blanketing the South Island and lower North Island with strong northwesterlies ahead of a front is generating heavy rain in the west. This is leading to areas of flooding. Only brief light showers are reaching the east and north of the country.

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Tasmanian snow: Rescue effort underway to reach couple trapped in snowy central Tasmania; more snowfalls expected

18:20 EST

A Tasmanian rescue helicopter has abandoned plans to winch out a couple trapped with their car in Mount Field national park after heavy snowfall in the state.

Farmers across Tasmania wake up to pastures and vegetable paddocks covered in snow

15:50 EST

Rare snowfalls have blanketed the most unlikely parts of Tasmania, with farmers along the north-west coast waking up to white paddocks.

Grantham flood inquiry: Quarry worker denies waste used to build embankment walls

15:42 EST

A former employee at the Grantham quarry has told the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry that quarry waste was not used to build embankment walls around the site.