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1. FLOODS - Queenstown is still under water as have many other areas in Southland and Otago. There is a limited state of emergency in Queenstown after lake Wakatipu hit highest levels in a century. One third of the business district is in the water. Houses were evacuated and roads closed due to slips. It is expected to be up to 10 days before the water returns to normal levels. Wanaka still has water up to thigh deep and the water will not recede for 12 hours. Sewage is also seeping into the lake.

2. FLOODS - In Alexandra a political row is brewing over their third flood in five years. Locals blame silt build up behind two dams which should have been cleared by Contact Energy, The dams were built by the Government. No one will talk about liability.

3. RESCUE - A break in the weather allowed a trapped climber to be rescued. He was unharmed.

4. OIL PRICES - Shell has backtracked on its price hike to stay competitive after no other company followed suit.

5. AMERICA'S CUP - A look at how the New Zealand yacht is preparing while the challengers race in the America's Cup.



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