16:08 Police have confirmed that the death of a person in a car fire on SH 1 at Tuamarina, north of Blenheim, is not suspicious.

16:07 Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye is vehemently rejecting claims Winston Peters was kicked off a school bus for political reasons.

15:37 A 14- year old boy is now charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death after the Masterton crash in which two 15 year olds died.

15:36 Nelson police are investigating a report of a sudden death at a property in Marlowe St.,Stoke.

15:17 The organisers of the night noodle markets in Christchurch are promising a much smoother and less manic experience this evening.