'That's about 15 babies a year that could be saved' – new research highlights risk of pregnant women sleeping on their back

Auckland University research shows the risk of stillbirth is increased when mums-to-be sleep on their backs. Source: Breakfast

'A very morbid scene' - one dead in Queenstown car fire following reports of explosion

Fire investigators will this morning return to the burnt out vehicle where a person died last night in Queenstown.

Emergency services, including armed police, were called to the incident following reports of an explosion at Jardine Park in Kelvin Heights just after 9pm.

1 NEWS was told by a witness it was a "very morbid scene".

The area is cordoned off and was guarded overnight.

Police said despite the investigation still being in its early stages, they are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident, and the public are not thought to be at risk.

The dead person has not been identified. 

There had been reports of an explosion at Jardin Park in Kelvin Heights. Source: 1 NEWS


Get those jackets on - winter 2017 is set to be colder than last year

MetService says this winter is likely to be a bit colder than last year, which was a reasonably warm one.

A campervan seen upturned in wild weather near Akaroa, Banks Peninsula.
A campervan seen upturned in wild weather near Akaroa, Banks Peninsula. Source: Supplied

Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths told TVNZ 1's Breakfast programme that high pressure systems had already favoured the South Island this year which would lower temperatures.

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"That power bill will almost certainly be larger than last year," she said.

High pressure systems in winter would seem like a good thing, she said, but could in fact lead to more frosts, morning fog and cold starts.

1 NEWS NOW received a picture of a motorhome upturned on Summit Rd, Okains Bay, near Akaroa.

"Blew over from really strong winds! Driver (my dad) and passenger are ok. Very dangerous conditions," the sender said. 

Georgina Griffiths says it's good news for skiers, but some may find the coming months pretty cold. Source: Breakfast

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