15:35 Former Wallabies captain Phil Waugh is sure to raise the ire of NZ fans after suggesting Australia's wrestled the World Cup favouritism off the ABs.

15:34 Jamie Whincup has blitzed the lap record during the final practice session at Bathurst today. The Red Bull driver was one of the last on the track.

15:31 Motorists hoping to leave early for the last school holiday weekend face serious congestion on Auckland's southern motorway after a two car collision.

15:16 A 26 year old South Auckland man charged with impersonating a police officer may have done so to attract women.

15:15 The little elephant seal who captivated South Canterbury, has died. The three week old and his mum drew crowds at Caroline Bay in Timaru.