19:37 Police are investigating after a report last week that up to 500 cows had been stolen from an Ashburton farm.

17:22 Auckland Council's debt has risen 4.1% in the past financial year, ballooning to $7.6 billion, and rising.

16:54 A nationwide crackdown on burglaries - Prime Minister John Key is promising police will attend all reported burglaries.

16:48 Travel plans of thousands of people have been disrupted at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon after a mass evacuation of terminals.

15:14 Tighter rules have been introduced to prevent larger cruise ships from passing through Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds.

Tue, 25 Sep 2012

Family violence report released today

Nearly 50% of children who die as a result of family violence are killed by their mothers a Police report says - Police National Crime Manager Superintendent Rod Drew explained the findings of the report. Drew said that Police and their partner agencies are handling family violence cases much better no and are co-operating a lot more. 25 September 2012

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