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Skydiver seriously injured in fall

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A skydiver has been flown to hospital with multiple serious injuries after his parachute failed over Motueka airport.

Emergency services were called to the upper South Island airport at about 2pm after the man landed heavily on grass.

Police said the man's main parachute had failed to open properly.


Heavy rain update

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Low pressure, currently centred right over central New Zealand, will continue to bring heavy rain to parts of the country.

The main threat today will be about Waikato, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Canterbury and eastern Otago.


Your Monday outlook

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It will be difficult to find a dry slice of Aotearoa tomorrow.


An unsettled week ahead for many

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The low currently driving our wet weather will make its way across the country late tomorrow and Tuesday.  That means heavy rain for eastern parts of the South Island through tomorrow.  Clouds and showers for the North Island.


Heavy rain update

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Waikato, Central Plateau and eastern Bay of Plenty are all seeing patches of heavy rain this morning.  General rainfall covers much of the lower half of the North Island and upper two-thirds of the South Island.


Heavy rain threat continues

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Rain and showers are falling all over the country this morning.  Precipitation extends from the Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty through Waikato and then south into Wairarapa and Wellington.  Some thunder has been reported in Hamilton.  Thundery falls are also likely about the Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and eastern Waikato.


Sunday's national forecast

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It will be a wet day for much of country.  Showers will fall about much of the North Island and the upper half of the South Island.


More rain right where it's not needed

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A large low in the Tasman Sea poses a firm risk for more slips and flooding in regions that have already been swamped by heavy rains in recent weeks.


Rain is on the way

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Here in the Waikato you would never believe we have big low churning out over the Tasman.  The fog burned off early this morning and now we have bright sunshine in Te Awamutu and Hamilton.  Even Auckland is seeing some blue sky and sunshine this morning.

But the rain is on its way.


Saturday's national forecast

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The strengthening Tasman low is beginning to spread showers across the upper tip of the North Island early this morning.  The rest of the country should see a settled morning.  Although it will be quite foggy about parts of the North Island.  Hamilton residents can expect a morning much like yesterday.  If you plan on being out on the roads about the Waikato this morning, al