16:13 Changes to the Resource Management Act will ease the housing crisis in Auckland, but minister Nick Smith concedes it may take some time.
15:48 Motorcycle riders heading off on the Burt Munro Challenge are being warned about heavy rain and 160k gusts in the Southland forecast.
15:07 24 hours on, and a forest fire is continuing to burn fiercely in Marlborough with wind gusts of up to 100ks forecast for tonight.
15:06 A hearing is underway in Auckland to decide whether plans will go ahead for one of the country's biggest caged chicken farms in Patumahoe.
15:05 Police are appalled by a group of Hamilton teenagers who dragged an elderly woman from her car before taking a joyride to Raglan.
Thu, 05 Apr 2012
ACC Minister pushes on with defamation suit - calls in her lawyer