Measles warning in Canterbury after second person contracts virus in a month

The Canterbury District Health Board is investigating a second case of measles in Christchurch after an 11-year-old has contracted the virus.

The 11-year-old child is recovering at home after contracting the virus in a waiting room. 

The diagnosis comes after a 30-year-old was hospitalised last month with measles.

Symptoms of measles include fever, coughing, runny nose, sore red eyes and white spots inside the mouth, often after three to five days a rash may appear.

Measles are highly contagious and need to be treated by a health professional.

Dr Humphrey of Canterbury DHB says the re-emergence of the virus is a timely reminder to everyone in our community to ensure that they are fully immunised. 

Measles Source: Breakfast

Police Minister Stuart Nash shrouded in fog as he tests cannon for burglary prevention

New Zealand's Minister of Police received a face full of fog today, while testing new cannons that are aiming to deter offenders from targeting dairies. 

Stuart Nash announced last week there would be more financial support for high risk businesses, after spates of armed robberies plague dairies around the country. 

The government is offering subsidised fog cannons to high risk businesses. Source: 1 NEWS

The new changes mean businesses will pay up to $250 for fog cannons, after only three cannons were installed by last November. 

It comes after a new $1.8 million fund for security systems including ultra-sonic sirens, fog cannons and DNA spray was launched by police to help prevent aggravated robberies in dairies and liquor stores last September. 

Police say 54 eligible and high-risk businesses tentatively signed on for the co-funded prevention measures such as ultra sonic sirens, fog cannons and DNA spray in 2017. 

Location and whether stores have been robbed before are a couple of the factors that determine a businesses eligibility for co-funding.

The Minister of Police has announced the fog cannon subsidy will be lifted so more businesses can afford it. Source: 1 NEWS


Two people dead after crash involving petrol tanker and another vehicle in Northland

Two people have died after a crash involving a petrol tanker and another vehicle in Oakleigh, south of Whangarei this afternoon.

Police say the crash happened around 12.10pm by Rama Rd and Marsden Point Rd.

It has now been confirmed that two people have died. 

Marsden Point Road will be closed for some time as the serious crash unit investigates. 

Police car generic.
Police car generic. Source: 1 NEWS