The Red Cross has set up an emergency operation centre in Christchurch and an incident management team is in place as wild weather is due to hit the south.
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Police have today executed search warrants at various locations in Auckland following an extensive investigation into alleged accumulation of criminally derived wealth by a senior member of the Head Hunters gang.
Stormy front expected to bring wind, rain, thunder and lightning to much of the country as it moves its way north.
Jennifer Lopez announced relief efforts to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Source: AP