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.
Fears of high winds whipping up more blazes after 430
hectares were burned and five properties evacuated yesterday
mean firefighters are keeping a close eye on Marlborough's
Waikakaho Valley today.
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.
Two girls and their dog, left stranded and clinging to a tree
by an incoming tide on Auckland's North Shore this evening,
have been rescued.
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