Top official defends health response after two Covid cases left isolation untested.
Jordan Gow was killed by a wrong-way driver on Christchurch's State Highway 1 on Sunday.
Jordan Gow reportedly died when a wrong-way driver smashed into his vehicle.
Middlemarch has registered New Zealand's coldest June temperature since 2015.
The money will deliver "more equitable outcomes for South Aucklanders", PM says.
Attempts to burn down cell towers are thought to be linked to a conspiracy around 5G.
Bev Hiscox and her two grandsons Luka and JJ Sirett have been named as the trio who died.
Three others, a 66-year-old grandmother and her two grandchildren, died
There have been 13 days in a row with no new cases of Covid-19 cases found.
Heavy rain, severe gales have the upper North Island in the firing line.
Todd Muller singles out Phil Twyford, Kelvin Davis and Willie Jackson.
The same pipe burst on May 5, shutting part of Queen St for two days.