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.

16:24 A white policeman from Chicago, Jason Van Dyke, who shot and killed a black teenager in 2014, has been charged with murder.

Mon, 16 Jul 2012

Three South Island highways still closed by floods

New Zealand Transport Agency Operations Manager Mark Owen tells RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush that flooding has closed several roads including three main highways that make getting to and around the South Islands West Coast a struggle. 16 July, 2012

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