16:34 Seven Pumpkin Patch stores will close, and 57 jobs will go, on or before Novermber 8 after the company went into receivership on Wednesday.

16:22 Two teens have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Christchurch dairy on Ferry Rd. in the early hours of Monday morning.

16:10 All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara has re-signed with NZ Rugby and the Hurricanes for one year, keeping him on their books until the end of 2017.

16:07 An impressive exotic plant with a repulsive smell is dividing opinion in Christchurch. Devil's Tongue has burst into flower at the Botanic Gardens.

16:05 The organisers of the 2017 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year awards have removed Helen Kelly from the list of nominees.