13:51 The Council of Trade Unions is using May Day to highlight the growing gap between the rich and poor.

13:50 Police in Germany have arrested at least 500 protesters after violent clashes broke out at a rally held by far-right extremists.

13:17 New Zealanders are being urged to have a good chuckle and enjoy life today - for World Laughter Day.

13:12 Two people have now been arrested and charged over the death of a man whose burnt body was found in Canterbury this week.

13:11 Housing charity Habitat for Humanity is gifting seven new homes to needy Christchurch families today.

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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