09:47 Mental Health Awareness Week kicks off today.

09:46 The South Island has been blasted by wild winds and MetService says they're set to hit the North Island today.

09:44 The main road to Nelson Airport is closed with businesses unable to open after a truck carrying gas cylinders burst into flames.

09:06 About 400 customers in the Waimate Township, Mt Cook and rural areas of Timaru, Temuka and Waimate are still without power

07:02 A large truck carrying gas cylinders is on fire near Nelson Airport - There are at least 50 units on board - evacuation zone in place

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