11:58 Paraparaumu WINZ office evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious package. Surrounding buildings and Coastlands Mall also evacuated as a precautio
11:57 A fire's broken out at a forestry block in Wairarapa. Cews from across the region have been called in to help contain the blaze at Whareama.
11:51 Queenstown Glenorchy road remains closed, strewn with trees and fallen power lines. And high winds have closed SH94 Te Anau to Milford Sound.
11:28 Forecast 130km/hr winds have grounded helicopters trying to fight a 400ha forest fire burning out of control in Marlborough.
11:07 Australian singer Tina Arena has been inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Assn's ARIA hall of fame
Tue, 20 Dec 2011
The Year In Review