5:17 PM.Christchurch City Council reluctantly voted 12 to three to chlorinate for the next 12 months after a discovery by staff in December last year that all 103 below ground wellheads needed to be upgraded.
5:22 PM.There are calls for representatives from Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the US Olympic Committee to resign over long-time USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's abuse. Video, Audio
5:27 PM.The council will be encouraging campers to utilise Department of Conservation campsites in the district as well as exploring the possibility of opening up and expanding an area at the Shotover Bridge.
5:45 PM.MetService says Culverden in North Canterbury hit 33 degrees. Masterton reached 31 degrees and NIWA climate data shows the average maximum temperature in Masterton in January is 24 degrees. Audio