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New Zealand: Storm causes extensive damage in Nelson Tasman region

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The recent storm that battered the Nelson Tasman region has "done a lot of damage," Richard Walsh, owner of Nelson Tree Service Ltd., said.

Murray Hendrickson, network manager at Network Tasman Ltd., said several homes suffered power cuts, Stuff.co.nz reported.

Network Tasman has around 20 power poles to repair or replace.

The winds uprooted three large trees at a school site, with one of them damaging nine cars.

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