16:39 Hastings District Council is bracing itself for another lashing tonight at a public meeting over the disastrous handling of the gastro outbreak.

16:13 The IMF Global Housing Watch ranks New Zealand as having the most unaffordable housing in the OECD.

16:06 Pakuranga MP and disgraced former minister Maurice Williamson has resigned from Parliament to take up the new Consular General role in LA.

15:43 Scottish star Andy Murray is through to the second round of the US tennis Open after an easy three set win over Czech Lukas Rosol.

15:41 11 people have been injured after a ferry on New York's Hudson River collided with a group of kayakers.

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