16:07 A fire in Christchurch's Port Hills is believed to have been started by fireworks. Almost 20 hectares of vegetation was destroyed.

15:57 Auckland police are hunting a prowler who has been taking photos and videos of people through the windows of their homes in Grey Lynn.

15:25 There is a state of emergency in Canada's Alberta province as a massive bushfire rages. 88,000 Fort McMurray residents have been evacuated.

15:24 Porirua's floodwaters are beginning to recede after this morning's downpour. Around 60-mils of rain fell within the space of a few hours.

15:19 The Government has announced a package to increase electric car numbers. It wants 64,000 on the road by 2021 and more charging outlets.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012

Silver Ferns cleaning company can't find staff

Simon Potter of Silver Ferns cleaning talks to Mark Bennett about his inability to hire and keep staff on $36,000 a year. He tells Mark that he treats staff well, they receive fuel allowances and are paid well for a cleaner. 23rd April 2012.

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