20:37 A man killed when his motorbike collided with a van in the King Country has been named as 38-year-old Heath Taylor.

20:36 Winter has made its way to the skifields of Cardrona a little early this year, with snow in the South Island, a month out from winter.

20:36 Hundreds of shop keepers turned up to a rally in South Auckland today, calling on the government to take urgent action to keep them safe.

20:36 A vehicle, and a body, have been recovered from the Buller River on the West Coast.

20:35 6 year old footage from a robot inside Pike River mine, throws doubt over the government's stance it's too dangerous to enter.