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The pair had gone for a swim at Wharariki Beach on Wednesday but were caught out by the conditions.
The money will go into a relief fund managed by Tasman District Council.
The people surrounding Te Waikoropupu are seeking a Water Conservation Order to stop mining.
Kiwi ingenuity is keeping the Golden Bay farmers afloat.
The region's State Highway 60 is currently only open to escorted convoys.
Seven Sharp's Michael Holland put Abel Tasman Lodge to the test.
The alternative route is via State Highway 69 via Inangahua and Reefton.
There are three major slips on the Takaka Hill.
Escorted convoys finally gave access to the Tasman town after large slips cut off the only way in last week.
The road is the only access point into Golden Bay and the NZTA says repairs will take some time.
Brunna Lee says she thinks her and her three children made it out just in time, right before a slip came down around their house.
Other images from Kapiti Coast's Titahi Bay show well-known boat sheds with serious damage.
Homes were flooded and vehicles were caught in the murky waters in the Tasman town.
Tasman District Police recovered the body yesterday, and said it had been there for some time.
Heather Hoad founded an op-shop in her Tasman town that donates its proceeds to charity.
Search and rescue have pulled a body from the water at Maruia Falls this afternoon.
The public will give feedback on funding for the $82.5m Waimea Community Dam.
Police were called to an altercation between two groups of people in Motueka early yesterday morning.
Police were called to the altercation between two groups of people at a Z Service Station.
Fire crews from around the Tasman District are working to bring the fire under control.
The accident happened at 6.20am in Springlands.
One of the vehicles ended up in the ocean in the crash this morning.
Severe weather warnings are in place for Nelson, Marlborough, Kapiti Horowhenua, and Wellington.
Locals say the tiny town can't cope with the 130 per cent increase in traffic since the Kaikoura quake.
Traffic has gone up a whopping 130 per cent in the small South Island town since the Kaikoura quake.
Leslie Martin was due to arrive in Westport earlier today but there's been no sign of him.
Senior Sergeant Clare Robertson says police do not believe there was anyone else in the car.
Jade Steer has been missing since this afternoon.
The person seemed "potentially unwell or injured", and has since been taken away by ambulance staff.
Hemi Dick was last spotted Wednesday afternoon in waist-deep water.
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