16:07 A house has gone up in flames in Templeton, on the outskirts of Christchurch. No on is believed to have been inside.

15:17 Two Christchurch pedestrians have been hurt and one of them is in hospital after a car rolled into them without its handbrake on.

15:15 Former President Bill Clinton has spoken at the Democrat Convention after Hillary Clinton secured the nomination to run against Donald Trump.

13:34 One thousand new jobs are on the way for Hawke's Bay in the next three years as part of a new government initiative.

13:33 Marlborough's gearing up for rapid growth in its wine industry.

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