19:41 Canterbury Police staff are being stood down with a fire near New Brighton in Christchurch now successfully contained.

16:36 A large blaze is raging in windy conditions in the Christchurch suburb of Southshore. It is understood access to water is an issue.

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.

Thu, 30 Sep 2010

Michael Regina of The One Ring.Net

Bruce Hopkins chats with Michael Regina, head of the worlds largest Tolkien fan website, TheOneRing.Net, TORN, about how the current impasse between the producers and acting unions is affecting the fan base of the hugely anticipated Hobbit films.

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