21:42 Blankets are being dished out to the thousands stranded at Wellington airport by fog after more than 40 flights were cancelled or diverted today.

21:42 In a bid to help make New Zealand smokefree by 2025 the government has offered smokers a healthier option by legalising nicotine e-cigarettes.

17:13 Insurance levies are set to rise. It will be paid by everyone who has house and contents insurance, to help fund the Fire Service.

17:10 Chinese national Peng Wang has been found guilty of crashing into a horse in 2016, and seriously injuring its rider, Karen Rutherford.

17:09 Flights in and out of Wellington have been grounded for the rest of the evening. Thick fog blanketed the capital this morning, and has not let up.

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