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Flights to New Zealand Capital Grounded as Former Cyclone Gita Hits

Air New Zealand on Tuesday cancelled all flights in and out of New Zealand's capital, Wellington as the remnants of tropical cyclone Gita pummeled the country. The national carrier said all flights to the capital would be grounded from 2.45 p.m. (0145 GMT) as weather authorities issued warnings of severe weather and heavy rain and gusts of up to 150 kph (93 mph). Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters at Parliament that military had been deployed to areas likely to be worst...

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