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10:20 Stranded on the Milford Track

Fiordland remains under a state of Emergency tonight, with hundreds of tourists and workers trapped at Milford Sound and Hollyford after torrential rain caused slips, rockfalls and washouts on the only road into Milford.

There are 120 people sheltering in three private lodges on the Milford Track, and Bryan Crump speaks with Shaun Liddy from Ultimate Hikes who operate the lodges.

Flooding on the Milford Rd

Flooding on the Milford Rd Photo: NZTA

10:30 Find out why New Zealand's heating up

And while there's a state of emergency declared in Fiordland after flooding cut off the only road out of Milford, fire  crews have been battling at blazes near Lake Tekapo and in Canterbury.

Bryan Crump asks NIWA Principal Scientist, Chris Brandolino, to help decipher what to make of the extreme weather.

NIWA forecaster Chris Brandolino.

NIWA forecaster Chris Brandolino. Photo: SUPPLIED

10:40 Do-It-Yourself: Hosting homestay Students

It's time for our occasional series, Do It Yourself - and Wellington father of four and former assistant secondary school principal, Rob Brown talks to Bryan Crump about the practicalities of taking on in homestay students from other countries.

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Photo: Rob Brown