21:14 A 4.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled Hawke's Bay, but there have been no initial reports of damage.

21:14 Two men armed with knives, who took several hostages at a French church, have been neutralised. There are reports a priest was killed.

20:28 Suicide bombers have struck Somalia's Capital Mogadishu in a double car bombing - at least 8 are dead.

16:19 National MP Maurice Williamson will bow out of politics at next year's election. The MP for Pakuranga has spent three decades in Parliament.

16:19 Farmers growing peas in Wairarapa are facing a two year ban,following the discovery of a "pea weavel" pest insect in the region.

Latest Headlines

  • A 4.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled Hawke's Bay, but there have been no initial reports of damage.

  • Two men armed with knives, who took several hostages at a French church, have been neutralised. There are reports a priest was killed.

  • Suicide bombers have struck Somalia's Capital Mogadishu in a double car bombing - at least 8 are dead.

  • National MP Maurice Williamson will bow out of politics at next year's election. The MP for Pakuranga has spent three decades in Parliament.

  • Farmers growing peas in Wairarapa are facing a two year ban,following the discovery of a "pea weavel" pest insect in the region.

  • About 200 metres of Paraparaumu Beach has been cordoned off after stormy seas exposed a sewer main.

  • A standing ovation for American First Lady, Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention for a speech backing Hillary Clinton.

  • Teremoana Kimiangatau has admitted 3 charges after allegedly committing fraud of up to $1.8 million against Auckland International Airport.

  • The 20 year old man, blamed for a stabbing frenzy at a Japanese centre for the disabled, allegedly attacked residents while they slept.

  • Tighter regulations around the treatment of bobby calves have now been officially confirmed by cabinet

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