21:17 A UK judge has declared himself "not impressed" after former NZ cricketer Chris Cairns failed to show up for a pre-trial hearing in his perjury trial.

17:23 Police have confirmed the bodies found in the Kepler Track area are those of the French Canadians, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux.

17:07 A six year old boy who was hit by a car in Christchurch this morning while crossing the road to school has been discharged from hospital.

17:06 A police investigation into the death of former Mt Eden prisoner Nick Evans will be completed within a month.

16:45 8 men will face over 500 child sex charges in Western Australia, all for the alleged abuse of a 13-year-old girl, whose father is among the charged.

Fri, 23 Dec 2011

AUDIO: 5.8 earthquake hits Christchurch

Paul Henry speaks to Sgt. Gary Manch for the latest on the Christchurch earthquake of 23rd December 2011. The Sgt. tells Paul that there have been no reports of serious injury or damage at that point. Advice is to stay at home and check on your neighbours.

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