Dental clinic moves to increase checks on pre-schoolers

More than 80 per cent of Maori and Pacific Island children are not having a free dental check before they start school. Source: 1 NEWS

Watch: 'All team Bryn tonight' – Warren Gatland's wife and daughter pick sides ahead of Lions opener

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland's family have a tough decision over who they will support tonight, with Bryn Gatland being selected to play for the NZ Provincial Barbarians against his father's team.

During a pre-match get together at the Parua Bay Tavern in Whangarei, Gatland's wife Trudi and daughter Gabby were united in their decision to support Bryn, in tonights opening match of the DHL Lions Tour in Whangarei.

Trudi Gatland told 1 NEWS "it's Bryn tonight, this is a fantastic opportunity to play against the British and Irish Lions, so we're all team Bryn tonight and then tomorrow we put on our red and we're all Lions supporters for the rest of the tour".

Warren Gatland's daughter agreed saying she is 100 per cent team Bryn tonight, but it is very weird having to choose a side in tonight's battle.

You can follow all the action on 1 NEWS NOW with live updates of the match beginning at 7pm.

Bad news for the Lions coach, with his wife and daughter supporting son Bryn in the Gatland v Gatland showdown. Source: 1 NEWS


Woman found dead in Auckland stormwater drain

A woman was found dead in a stormwater drain in South Auckland this afternoon, sparking a police investigation. 

Counties Manukau Police say emergency services were called to Favona in Mangere at 4.40pm after a woman was found in the drain. 

When police attended, it was discovered the woman was deceased.

Police say while inquiries will continue into the circumstances of her death, they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances. 

Next of kin have been notified. 

Police car Source: 1 NEWS