Rowdy new year’s celebrations were reported.
Two people die in fire arms instances in Whakatane and Featherston
In Tauranga an eight year old died in a fire in a parked trailer yacht
One person was killed on the road.
Unlike previous years, crowds were generally well behaved in Wanaka. 18 people were arrested for disorderly behavior.
3 suspicious fires have been reported in Christchurch
The first baby of the year was born at Auckland’s National Women's hospital.
Speaker: Sala Nicholas (Mother)
A second body has been found in the Hauraki Gulf, The body was not one of the three people previously drowned. Warnings given to beach goers. Speaker: Craig Tullock Lifeguard
Sir Graham Latimer warns Winston Peters to support Maori causes and achievements. Speaker: Sir Graham Latimer (Maori Council Chairman).
Police in Upper Hutt are looking for two escaped prisoners, one is thought to have stabbed a woman.
The fire risk is becoming extreme in some parts of the country.
The Hare Krishnas are to celebrate their “walking festival” by touring every city and town between Nelson and Bluff, providing food and entertainment along the way. Speaker: Jane Beecroft. (Hare Krishna member)
New charges for home phone uses.
Kelly Evernden and Brett Stephen were both knocked out of the BP Tennis Nationals in Wellington today. Speaker: Brett Stephen (tennis player) Ramesh Krishnan (Indian tennis player) Kelly Evernden (tennis player)
The Auckland Cup today is held today at Ellerslie. Jim and Trudy Collett are the first married couple to compete in the cup. Speakers Jim Collett (jockey), Trudy Collett (jockey)