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New Zealand Satellite Notes

A thick cloud bank over the North Island with a low pressure system is bringing extensive rainfall to the upper North Island, heaviest over Northland and the Bay of Plenty. Cloud over central parts of the South Island with a weak cold front is triggering a few showers.

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Bureau of Meteorology staff begin strike action as 'last resort'

05:22 EST

Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) staff from across the country are set to begin a fortnight of industrial action following failed pay negotiations.

Wet system on track for ski resorts

13:15 EST

Make the most of the next few days on the slopes as the weather is set to take a turn for the worse.

Waves pound southern WA

10:36 EST

A deep low pressure system has sent a wintry blast over southwest WA and has also generated some massive waves along parts of the southern and southwestern coasts.