16:11 A founding father of Australian football, Joe Marston has died aged 89. He represented the Socceroos 37 times and first Aussie to play in FA Cup final

16:09 Crash, SH73 Springfield to Arthur's Pass National Park, 5km east of Arthur's Pass. Expect delays.

15:49 Rod Pampling has set a course record of 61 at the Australian Golf Open in Sydney. He's placed second at the moment.

15:38 Niue is bracing for tropical cyclone Tuni that's left a trail of destruction in Samoa.

15:29 Six people have been caught trying to smuggle drugs, steroids and knives into a prison south of Sydney.

Fri, 21 Jan 2011

Helicopter plunges into the ocean 5km from Whangarei

Marcus Lush speaks to Grant Harper, a Whangarei man who alerted rescuers to the coordinates of a crashed helicopter pilot, and to John Funnell, CEO of Helicopter Services BOP Ltd, about the helicopter rescue in Whangarei yesterday.

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