1:12pm Man killed in car crash en route to beach for swim was so drunk he likely would have drowned if he had made it there, coroner finds.
Police identifying body found in the Waikato River and informing family.
Woman pinned child against a tree
12:05pm A woman who pinned a 10-year-old against a tree is at high risk of returning to jail, says a judge.
1:25pm A Dunedin woman has suffered serious burns after an apparent suicide attempt at a suburban service station last night.