05:10 Māori TV and the E tū union are heading back to the drawing board today over pay disputes.
04:50 A police pursuit in Huntly came to an abrupt end early this morning when the offenders' getaway vehicle broke down
04:48 A person's been flown to hospital by helicopter after being seriously injured in a road crash at Opotiki.
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.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011
Australian correspondent Paul Murray