21:11 A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Christchurch woman Renee Duckmanton.

15:12 The Ministry for Primary Industries has laid animal welfare charges over an investigation into the mistreatment of bobby calves in Waikato.

15:11 More human remains have been found washed up on a South Canterbury beach after the discovery yesterday of a leg in a boot.

14:40 Police are currently attending a second incident near the rear of Parliament. The area has been cordoned off.

14:40 Twelve new double-decker buses are set to hit Auckland roads, which will increase capacity by 15% and will be equipped with USB chargers.

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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