11:38 Strong, norwest winds are whipping up a blaze that's already burnt up around 40 hectares of land north of Dunedin.
11:37 The Service and Food Workers Union and the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union have this morning officially become one.
11:31 Police searching for a missing 10-year-old boy Alex Fisher near Levin say they have so far found no evidence of foul play.
11:30 Police are still working to identify the source and authenticity of an anonmyous threat of a shooting at Otago University.
10:26 All classes at Otago University are running as normal, despite the anonymous online threat of a shooting there today.