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Patches of cloud over the North Island with a weakening trough is generating a scattered showers. Cloud building over the lower South Island ahead of a front is not producing much rain as yet. The skies are generally clear elsewhere due to high pressure banding across the nation.

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Perth swelters in heatwave, breaking 50-year-old weather record

00:58 EDT

Perth has recorded above 40 degree Celsius temperatures for three days in a row, melting a February record which has stood for more than 50 years.

Isisford's dream for a medical museum a step closer with drought funding

19:41 EDT

The plan to turn a historic outback Queensland hospital building into a medical museum is a step closer to reality with the project given more than $140,000 in drought funding.

Roma cattle prices driven to record levels by restocker demand

18:16 EDT

Records tumbled at the Roma saleyards, where strong demand saw a record price of $1,880 paid for a cow and calf unit.