Road blocks have been put in place and homes are being evacuated after a burn-off in Canterbury went out of control in high winds.The fire was this afternoon threatening properties on Rowallan Rd and Deans Rd west of Darfield, near Christchurch.
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PM Bill English celebrated the provisional election results, and discussed the future, at the National party election function.
Jacinda Ardern has given a speech at Labour Headquarters congratulating English and reinforcing Labour will keep fighting for the polices they believe in.