17:39 A police robot neutralised a suspicious package on Wellington's Lambton Quay. Several buildings were evacuated and cordons put in place.

17:35 A fire has closed Bealey Avenue in Christchurch. Emergency services are at the scene and traffic is being diverted down Sherborne Street.

17:25 A man has died in a workplace accident in south Auckland. Emergency services were called to Davies Logistics in Mangere just before 3pm.

17:23 A large forest fire is burning in the Waikakaho Valley north of the Wairau River in Marlborough forcing the evacuation of some residents.

16:24 A white policeman from Chicago, Jason Van Dyke, who shot and killed a black teenager in 2014, has been charged with murder.

Mon, 30 Apr 2012

AUDIO: John Banks denies Dotcom "relationship", cites marriage as impediment

Friday 27th April, around 8pm and RadioLIVE reporter Frances Cook puts in a call to ACT Leader John Banks. Campbell Live had just broken the news that Kim Dotcom had donated to Banks' mayoral campaign, so RadioLIVE news were keen to speak to him. When our reporter asked Mr. Banks if "had a relationship with Kim Dotcom", his response is truly bizarre. Misconstruing our reporter entirely, ACT's only elected MP then hangs up his phone. Our reporter calls him back to clarify. Listen to what happened next here.

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