19:06 A welfare centre has been set up for residents evacuated from their homes Dunedin's Saddle Hill due to a massive out of control fire.
17:50 Police have confirmed a person has appeared in the Levin District Court in relation to the disappearance of Alex Fisher in a Horowhenua Forest.
17:34 New Zealander Fergus Chetwin-Kelly is fighting for his life in Cluj, Romania after suffering an electric shock while taking photos with friends.
17:29 Several hundred residents of seven streets near the scene of the Mosgiel fire are preparing to be without power overnight.
17:28 As crews battle the fire in the Dunedin suburb of Saddle Hill, the winds are easing and light rain is falling, providing some relief.