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The National Party has named Jonathan Fletcher as its Rimutaka candidate for the general election on November 26.

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Towns around the Coromandel Peninsula have been cut off from each other as flooding from heavy rain sweeps across the North Island.

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The Sun Gets a Beating

Maui the trickster full of tattoos didn’t like things as they were so he changed them. He hated the sun because he moved to quickly. So one day he lassoed the sun and beat him until he agreed to move slowly across the sky. The next day he punched his brother in the nose to use his blood to catch large fish from the ocean. You can conclude that Maui was a very nasty man.