14:36 The Italian army is being mobilised to help with heavy lifting equipment in earthquake-hit central Italy. The death toll has reached 159.

14:35 Drinking water in Hastings could have been contaminated as far back as May, with tests showing irregularities in water quality.

14:34 A SAR team has boarded a helicopter to try to recover the body of a Czech tourist on the Routeburn Track.

13:35 It's been confirmed no New Zealanders have been caught in the quake which has struck central Italy.

13:33 The frantic rescue effort continues in central Italy, where at least 120 people have been killed in an earthquake.

Tue, 13 Mar 2012

Richard Pearson defends the Ports of Auckland situation

Ports of Auckland chairman Richard Pearson is grilled by John Campbell, to update the Ports of Auckland situation. Campbell Live, Tuesday 13th March 2012

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