17:36 Incentives need to be offered to police, teachers and nurses to keep them in Auckland, according to The Institute of Directors.

16:51 Fire crews are responding to reports of a vehicle surrounded by flood waters near Piroa Falls near Waipu.

16:21 Police have found a hat near the Coromandel waterways where they have been searching for Auckland 19 year old, Lucas Cochrane.

16:17 The already drenched Coromandel and Gisborne regions look set for another soaking this week. Heavy rain is expected to cause more surface flooding.

16:16 Three people will appear in court tomorrow charged over a farm shooting near Whanganui. A local farmer says he was shot at by poachers.

Tony Murrell

Home & Garden


Join Tony Murrell every weekend when he is joined by co-host Celebrity Cook Helen Jackson, Interior Designer Hamish Dodd and well-known builder Stan Scott - as well as regular guests who are experts in their chosen field. They cover absolutely everything to do with the home and garden, including plenty of tips and handy hints for inside and out, DIY design and renovations, recipes and step by step guides to gorgeous gardens.