19:41 Canterbury Police staff are being stood down with a fire near New Brighton in Christchurch now successfully contained.
16:13 More charges are likely after a car was driven into a group of people in Nawton, Hamilton last night.
15:50 Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae's being sent best wishes from his government for his heart surgery recovery. He was operated on today.
15:48 Four people have been rescued from Mt Tarawera, near Rotorua after a helicopter landed heavily, causing minor damage. No one is injured.
15:40 Christchurch fire crews are rushing to a blaze in Rockinghorse Rd, Southshore. The fire is in the sand dunes - there are homes nearby.