22:25 The Awakino tunnel has been blocked after a crash on State Highway 3. The highway is closed to all traffic and there is no detour available.
17:48 Labour claims the government is only axing of the KiwiSaver kickstart to ensure it doesn't miss surplus again.
17:47 Coronet Peak ski manager, Ross Copland, says the mountain is rapidly turning white with snow showers forecast over the next four days.
16:16 Four people have been injured, two seriously, in a car crash on State Highway 12, north of Dargaville.
15:21 The government will rethink controversial Resource Management Act reforms after failing to win support in Parliament.