Christchurch's Student Volunteer Army out in force to help quake affected neighbours in Kaikoura

Christchurch's Student Volunteer Army has been out in force again.

Today lending a hand to their earthquake affected neighbours in Kaikoura.

A hundred volunteers worked with the Department of Conservation on the Kaikoura Peninsula walkway.

Helping to get the track in shape for the town's upcoming tourist season.

The students efforts are part of the group's fourth biannual camp, aimed at helping communities outside of Christchurch City.

A hundred volunteers worked alongside DOC to help get the Kaikoura Peninsula walkway in shape for tourist season. Source: 1 NEWS



Two men dead after shooting in Whangarei

Two men are dead after being shot after an incident at a Whangarei house this afternoon.

Police were called to the McMillan Ave address in Kamo, Whangarei at 1.13pm.

One of the men was found dead at the property and the other who was taken to hospital in a critical condition, has since died from his injuries.

Post mortem examinations will be held on both men, who knew each other, in the coming days.

Police say they are confident there no ongoing threat to the public and they are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the incident. 

Police activity will continue on McMillan Ave as investigators make inquiries in the next few days.

Police emergency scene
Police emergency scene Source: 1 NEWS

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Watch: Customer catches sneaky mouse fetching food in fresh produce section in an Auckland supermarket

A customer shopping at a South Auckland Countdown has captured the moment a sneaky mouse tried to carry a piece of apple under a refrigerating unit in the fresh produce section.

The customer, who is also a former employee of the store, captured the video on September 20 at the Countdown in Takanini. 

They told 1 NEWS mice were a common problem at the supermarket when he worked there and "still is."

When asked where mice were mostly found, they said at the "front and rear" of the store.

A spokesperson for Countdown told 1 NEWS pest control is something the company takes "very seriously."

"All of our stores have pest management plans," they said.

"Coundown stores are checked monthly by pest control experts.

"A few weeks ago a building was demolished near Countdown Takanini. At that time, our team noticed possible mice activity.

"We immediately notified the pest control agency, and they have been in twice a week to resolve this issue."

The spokesperson said as of this week, they believe the issue is now under control but their pest control agency will makes further checks this week. 

"Given our pest control programmes, incidents like this a rare."

The man who captured the footage is a former employee of the Countdown in Takanini and says pests were a common issue. Source: Supplied