16:07 A fire in Christchurch's Port Hills is believed to have been started by fireworks. Almost 20 hectares of vegetation was destroyed.

15:57 Auckland police are hunting a prowler who has been taking photos and videos of people through the windows of their homes in Grey Lynn.

15:25 There is a state of emergency in Canada's Alberta province as a massive bushfire rages. 88,000 Fort McMurray residents have been evacuated.

15:24 Porirua's floodwaters are beginning to recede after this morning's downpour. Around 60-mils of rain fell within the space of a few hours.

15:19 The Government has announced a package to increase electric car numbers. It wants 64,000 on the road by 2021 and more charging outlets.

Latest Headlines

  • A fire in Christchurch's Port Hills is believed to have been started by fireworks. Almost 20 hectares of vegetation was destroyed.

  • Auckland police are hunting a prowler who has been taking photos and videos of people through the windows of their homes in Grey Lynn.

  • There is a state of emergency in Canada's Alberta province as a massive bushfire rages. 88,000 Fort McMurray residents have been evacuated.

  • Porirua's floodwaters are beginning to recede after this morning's downpour. Around 60-mils of rain fell within the space of a few hours.

  • The Government has announced a package to increase electric car numbers. It wants 64,000 on the road by 2021 and more charging outlets.

  • Dairy giant Fonterra is slashing the price it pays to its Australian suppliers. Prices will fall from $6.41 per kilo of milk solids to $5.43.

  • US officials say 40 million more airbags made by Japanese company 'Ta-kata' need fixing, leading to the biggest vehicle recall in American history.

  • Environment Canterbury says groundwater levels in some parts of the region are the lowest they've ever been.

  • A disgraced ex-cop who was jailed for dealing meth and leaking secret police information to gangs has had his appeal dismissed.

  • The Education Minister's investing more than seven-million-dollars to kick start new ways of working with iwi to help young Maori.

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