15:27 The jury in the case of Auckland teenager Vincent Skeen, accused of killing another boy after a party, is struggling to agree on a verdict.

15:26 Labour will next week introduce an Emergency Humanitarian Response Bill to Parliament to bring an additional 750 refugees here this year.

15:15 Monty Betham is following in Dad's footsteps in professional boxing - he'll challenge James Langton in November for the NZ cruiserweight belt.

15:11 Auckland University has received the largest donation in the medical faculty's history. Liangren Li is gifting $10-million for cancer research.

15:10 Child protection group, Child Matters says it's devastating to see another case where helpless babies have been abused.

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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