Three of the South Island's luckiest punters are splitting tonight's million dollar first division Lotto draw.
Residents say they knew the tree was eventually going to fall. And in Friday's storm it narrowly avoided crushing them.
Police Association president Greg O'Connor has returned from a world tour visiting some of the countries where cannabis is legal in some form.
A mother clutched her baby and screamed loudly as a man tried to grab the child out of her arms.