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The South Island lit up with Aurora Australis display

The South Island was treated to a spectacular Aurora Australis display Sunday night.

The Southern Lights, as they're also known, measured seven on the Kp index, a measure of aurora activity. The maximum is nine.

On Sunday night, the lights were seen as far north as Motueka at the top of the South Island - roughly in line with Wellington.

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