16:25 Refugees arriving in NZ may soon be sent to Dunedin, which has been chosen as the country's sixth refugee settlement location.

16:25 The families of the seven people killed in the Fox Glacier helicopter crash have thanked the recovery crews for their tireless efforts.

16:17 Slow ticket sales have led to the cancellation of January's two-day music festival Echo, which was to take place at Auckland's Vector Arena.

16:16 Waikato Police say Hamilton Gardens is now safe for the public after it was evacuated following a bomb threat this afternoon.

16:13 Changes to the Resource Management Act will ease the housing crisis in Auckland, but minister Nick Smith concedes it may take some time.

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