In class, we tried to write in different styles of writing. We were given a task to write a news report. So here it is.
John Campbell: In other news, Cyclone Lusi that started out in the South Pacific has finally passed from New Zealand. Kathy Stevens has more.
Kathy Stevens: What started out as a tropical storm, Cyclone Lusi produced many disasters around New Zealand. As you may know, many warnings were broadcasted around the country to prepare New Zealand for the worst. The weather caused several events like Polyfest to be canceled or postponed.
More than 2000 power outages were caused around New Zealand, Remuera being one of the unlucky places. There were many disasters due to the storm; fallen trees, flooded areas, rock falls and land slips. The worst of the storm was when it lashed out on Northern Auckland by the strong rain. But most of Auckland was less affected by the storm with less severe conditions.
John Campbell: Now, I understand that there was a report on a missing child out at sea during the cyclone. What happened there?
Kathy Stevens: Yes, well, the police were fairly pleased that no one was lost at sea after the report of the missing 11 year old boy. Out on Takapuna Beach, someone notified the police that the boy was taken by the sea. The police instantly launched a search with their helicopter but nothing was found. It turned out there was a misunderstanding so everything was fine. Kathy Stevens, Campbell Live.