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.

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.

Thu, 26 Jul 2012

New School of Mining to cope with demand for new mine workers

Tai Poutini Polytechnic boss Colin McDonnell explains to RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush why the polytech has decided to expand mines training and set up a Mining School. 26 July, 2012

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