16:19 John Key has indicated a refugee quota review could happen sooner than next year, but he has not made a firm commitment on when that might happen.

16:17 Four men have been arrested after an assault in an Otara car park in south Auckland. The incident in the early hours of April 19 was caught on CCTV.

16:10 Police are yet to identify the family in the fatal house fire in Palmerston North. A 6 year old girl and her grandmother died in this morning's fire.

16:08 A special dawn service will be held on Christchurch's New Brighton beach tomorrow morning to mark the 5th anniversary of the September 2010 quake.

16:07 Under fire National MP Maurice Williamson has unreservedly apologised for his behaviour at a conference dinner at the weekend.

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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