21:12 An immediate total fire ban has been imposed across Marlborough for the next five days as crews battle a forest fire in a small valley north of the Wa

17:39 A police robot neutralised a suspicious package on Wellington's Lambton Quay. Several buildings were evacuated and cordons put in place.

17:35 A fire has closed Bealey Avenue in Christchurch. Emergency services are at the scene and traffic is being diverted down Sherborne Street.

17:25 A man has died in a workplace accident in south Auckland. Emergency services were called to Davies Logistics in Mangere just before 3pm.

17:23 A large forest fire is burning in the Waikakaho Valley north of the Wairau River in Marlborough forcing the evacuation of some residents.

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