Hastings was the lucky home to four winning first division Lotto tickets last night.
Flaxmere's Scott Drive Four Square was the winning shop and TVNZ1's Seven Sharp meet with the owner.
"We have five first division winners in Flaxmere, and we have got four of them," owner Becky Gee said.
"Usually one shop gets one but one shop got four, unbelievable."
Last night there were 40 first division winners, who each get $25,000.
Ms Gee says she doesn’t know who the winners were yet, but says hopefully she’ll find out soon.
"Hopefully it’ll go to people who need it, to pay a lot of bills."
Lotto confirmed that one person purchased four of the winning tickets, which means they take home $100,000.
Mining experts are gathered in Greymouth to look at the risks involved in the three re-entry options for the Pike River Mine, and 1 NEWS has explained the options using a 3D graphic.
The bodies of 29 men remain in the West Coast mine following an explosion on November 19 2010. Re-entry would allow experts to search for the bodies and gather evidence about the disaster.
The graphic shows the lie of the land above the mine and two distinct areas of the mine underground.
The mine drift, or access tunnel, starts from the entrance to the mine and runs 2.29 kilometres to what's known as the workings.
The workings are where the coal was being extracted and were the last locations of the 29 miners. The workings area contains a network of more than four kilometres of tunnels.
The first re-entry option is going in through the current entrance as it is now, with no secondary exit.
The second is the same but with a large bore hole made to provide a means of escape.
The other option is to create a new two-metre by two-metre tunnel about 200 metres long from up on a hill, to connect with another area for ventilation and a second exit.
Safety is the biggest priority and the findings will be reviewed over the next month.
A Taranaki man charged with dangerous driving causing death following an accident that killed a Waitara teenager last month has denied the offence.
The 37-year-old appeared in the New Plymouth District Court today where he also pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of cannabis, possession of utensils to consume methamphetamine, speeding and refusing to give a blood sample.
On 28 August, Olivia Renee Keightley-Trigg, 18, died after the man allegedly crashed into her on State Highway 3 between New Plymouth and Waitara.
The court heard that at about 6am the defendant was travelling towards New Plymouth when he crossed double yellow lines while overtaking another vehicle and drove into the path of Ms Keightley-Trigg.
Keightley-Trigg is one of 12 people to have been killed on the stretch of SH3 in the last 10 years.
The defendant was granted interim name suppression until 26 September, pending an appeal being filed over its potential lifting.
Defence counsel Paul Keegan argued that publication of the defendant's name could prejudice his right to a fair trial.
But Crown prosecutor Detective Sergeant Dave MacKenzie disagreed, telling the court that the defendant's right to a fair trial could be protected via other means.
Judge Garry Barkle said he was inclined to lift the name suppression in the interests of open justice but noted Mr Keegan had signalled his intention to appeal any such decision.
Judge Barkle therefore extended interim name suppression until 4pm on 26 September, pending an appeal.
The defendant, who has elected trial by jury, was remanded in custody to reappear on 22 November for a case review.
Seven people have been treated in the last 24 hours at Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department who're thought be be severely affected by synthetic cannabis.
In a statement the hospital says the emergency department has seen a number of people suffering from "probable severe synthetic cannabis toxicity, with seven people treated in the past 24 hours and three needing admission to the Intensive Care Unit".
Paul Gee, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Canterbury DHB says there has been a noticeable increase in patient attendances at the Emergency Department for side effects of synthetic cannabis use.
He says some have minor adverse effects but others are more serious. Last month a man suffered a cardiac arrest after using synthetic cannabis but was successfully resuscitated.
Toxicology analysis has identified the substance taken by the patients as either AMB-FUBINACA or AB-FUBINACA.
AMB-FUBINACA has been linked to numerous deaths in the North Island during the past year.
"There are dangerous synthetic drugs available and taking them could seriously harm or kill you," Dr Gee said.
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