15:14 Tighter rules have been introduced to prevent larger cruise ships from passing through Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds.
15:11 Police are hunting two attackers who knocked three men unconscious in separate "coward punch" assaults in the Auckland CBD.
15:09 At a cross-party inquiry into homelessness, a Bay of Plenty midwife has described delivering babies in poverty-stricken houses.
15:07 Amnesty International has laid a complaint over reports KiwiSaver providers have made potentially illegal investments in banned weapons.
13:33 Donations are coming in from enthusiatic fans, after local rugby hero Richie McCaw agreed to plans for a statue of him in Kurow .
Tue, 20 Mar 2012
Clean up due to start in the rain in the rain battered norrh