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10.18 Wild weather bears down on Hawke's Bay

Dozens of people are being evacuated and thousands are without power as ongoing heavy rain causes of slips and flooding in Napier. Fire and Emergency have had more than a hundred call outs and Unison confirme almost 3-thousand customers have no electricity.  Hawke's Bay Emergency Management controller Ian Macdonald updates Karyn about the unfolding situation.

A large slip has affected houses on Brewster Street, Napier.

Photo: RNZ / Tom Kitchin

10:25 Hundreds test for Covid-19 after latest positive case in Wellington  

Wellington businesses fear people have become complacent and have stopped scanning their QR codes.

The November Quarantine Cluster involves Case A who was working at JetPark Quarantine Hotel in Auckland who met with Case B while infectious. Case B is a defence worker who then flew from Auckland to Wellington last Thursday. Case B is the first positive case of Covid-19 in Wellington for many months.

Karyn speaks with John Milford from Wellington Employer's Chamber of Commerce.

November Quarantine Cluster graphic (as at 9 Nov)

Photo: RNZ / Vinay Ranchhod

10:35 London Calling: BBC World Service

The BBC World Service's Rob Hugh-Jones calls Karyn Hay with the latest on the US Election results and reactions, Brexit and Covid-19, Sweden and Huawei, and Saudi Arabia preparing to be an international sports hub.

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - NOVEMBER 07: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris take the stage at the Chase Center to address the nation November 07, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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10:45 Queenstown hosts the global launch of new Xbox console

New Zealand will be the first country to get a peek at the Xbox Series X gaming console when they are unveiled in Queenstown tonight at a special global launch event. The show will start at 11pm with a computer generated version of Queenstown, called Greenstown, that will be broadcast on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. 8-Bit Island game reviewer Blair Loveday managed to get his hands on one of the consoles, and fills us in on the hype.