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The Southland Times
Gusts hit 154kmh in Wellington as bomb low hits
The Southland Times
Wind gusts hit 154kmh as a weather bomb moved across Wellington this morning, while boulders were brought down onto Arthur's Pass in the South Island. Gales had halted some flights and ferry services in the capital. Shortly before 9am on Thursday, ...
• Damaging winds are hitting WellingtonNew Zealand Herald
Clear skies in Wellington as severe weather passes but thunderstorms could hit Auckland, Northland later todayTVNZ
Weather bomb spreads after gusts hit 154kmh in WellingtonStuff.co.nz
NZCity -Scoop.co.nz
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 19 Jan 2017 

Waikato Times
What is it that makes Wellington so windy?
Waikato Times
"We have that gap," Coutts said. "The winds often have to squeeze through Cook Strait. The mountains of the South Island are a good block then the Tararuas and Rimutakas to the north of Wellington." "Wellington in general is quite hilly which helps ...
Video: 'My heart was in my throat' - passengers clap as Jetstar flight makes 'bumpy' landing during severe ...TVNZ
Weather: Plane lands in Wellington weather 'bomb'Newshub
Jetstar pilot applauded after white-knuckle landing at Wellington AirportStuff.co.nz

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 19 Jan 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Sharp fall in Wellington building consents in November, due to quake
Stuff.co.nz
Wellington's seen a lot of deconstruction lately, as the city recovers from the quake. Statistics New Zealand said the trend for consents was heading lower, both for houses and all dwellings. READ MORE: * Economy expected to grow in 2017, following quakes

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 19 Jan 2017 
'It sucks' – travellers stranded in Wellington after wild weather disrupts flights
TVNZ
'It sucks' – travellers stranded in Wellington after wild weather disrupts flights. 29 min ago. share. Kaitlin Ruddock. 1 NEWS Reporter. The sky is clear and winds in the capital are dying down, but many fliers still face lengthy wait times to get to ...

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 19 Jan 2017 
Wellington dive squad joins fourth day of search for missing Auckland woman
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
The Police Dive Squad has travelled from Wellington to Auckland to join the search for a missing woman. Mrs Pat Wearn hasn't been seen since she left her Torbay home on Monday, to go for a regular walk. A large-scale operation with Police Search and ...

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 19 Jan 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Wellington Free Ambulance to benefit from sevens' spectator ...
Stuff.co.nz
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, in black, was pipped for gold in the Onesie 100 warm-up event along the city's waterfront on Wednesday afternoon by cricketer ...

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 18 Jan 2017 
Fly My Pretties Wellington Show Venue Change
Scoop.co.nz
Due to the extreme weather conditions forecast for Wellington this Sunday, and in the interests of public and artist safety and comfort, the Fly My Pretties Botanical Garden show is moving indoors to the TSB Bank Arena. The show at TSB Bank Arena will ...

 19 Jan 2017 

Marlborough Express
Wellington hand Central Districts another one-day loss | Stuff.co.nz
Marlborough Express
CD are winless after two rounds of the one-day competition.

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 18 Jan 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Wellington houses selling for 'stupid amounts'
Radio New Zealand
Wellington was one of five regions to have record high median sale prices in December. Wellington mayor Justin Lester campaigned heavily on housing - repeatedly saying he didn't want his city to become another Auckland with average house prices at $1 ...

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 18 Jan 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Australian stayer Sly Romance could upset the locals in the Wellington Cup.
Stuff.co.nz
Richard Laming has no concerns when it comes to the staying ability of Sly Romance. The Victorian trainer has sent his horse to New Zealand to tackle Saturday's $250,000 Wellington Cup (3200m). The 5-year-old might be owned and trained across the ...

 19 Jan 2017 

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