I subscribe to the Stuff alerts via Vodafone Live, and was surprised that an alert wasn’t sent out today advising of Sir Edmund Hillary’s death.

I actually did receive an e-mail alert, via ABC News in the US of all places.

Does anyone know of New Zealand sources that provide SMS or e-mail alerts of breaking news stories? I’m after news flash-type messages, not daily news summaries. The BBC and many US networks offer this, but I’ve yet to find one here.

If I could find an e-mail source, I could use Vodafone’s E-mail to SMS gateway to get such messages that way.