About 70 people are protesting outside the Environment Court
in Auckland this morning against a new chicken farm proposed
for Patumahoe, near Pukekohe.
Private prison operator Serco is going to the High Court to
challenge ongoing allegations of having organised fight clubs
among inmates in Auckland's troubled Mount Eden prison.
One person is believed dead after a serious fire engulfed a
house in Ruakaka, near Whangarei, early this morning.
Firefighters battling a large blaze in Marlborough are trying
to make the most of a calm period before high winds whip
through the area.
Attempts to recover the remaining three bodies of people
killed in the Fox Glacier helicopter crash have resumed this
Pop superstar Taylor Swift has angered Auckland
conservationists who say her crew put a rare native bird at
risk filming at a west coast beach.
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