16:06 Gareth Morgan will top up fundraising efforts in order to secure a pristine Abel Tasman beach for public use, but he wants parts of it for private use
16:05 Schools are in lockdown as Armed Offenders scour Northern Hawke's Bay for Ihaka Paul, who is thought to be in Frasertown, near Wairoa.
15:40 The end of an era is how the NZ Law Society is describing the death of Ed Leary. The defence lawyer was 71 and had been battling cancer.
15:19 A team of Kiwi lifeguards is heading to Greece to assist with the Syrian refugee crisis. They will leave for the island of Lesbos in April.
15:17 Otago spinner Mark Craig is in the squad for Friday's first cricket test at the Basin Reserve, ahead of last night's man of the match, Ish Sodhi.