13:44 A fund has been set up to help the victims of the Melbourne CBD attack, with the Victorian government putting in $100,000.

13:16 State Highway 73 through Arthur's Pass will remain closed today following Friday's wild weather.

13:10 The weather does not look good for any play on day three of the second cricket test between the Black Caps and Bangladesh.

13:09 Unseasonably snow-covered peaks are prompting safety concerns for climbers and trampers.

12:56 It is hoped around five thousand Auckland homes will be back on the grid within the next hour.