15:12 The Ministry for Primary Industries has laid animal welfare charges over an investigation into the mistreatment of bobby calves in Waikato.

15:11 More human remains have been found washed up on a South Canterbury beach after the discovery yesterday of a leg in a boot.

14:40 Police are currently attending a second incident near the rear of Parliament. The area has been cordoned off.

14:40 Twelve new double-decker buses are set to hit Auckland roads, which will increase capacity by 15% and will be equipped with USB chargers.

14:36 As Auckland scrambles to build thousands of new houses, there are concerns some are being rushed through using shoddy building materials.

Fri, 13 Jul 2012

Foetal alcohol syndrome is getting worse

The cases of foetal alcohol are becoming more prevelant and Dr Russell Wills, Children's Commissioner is presenting at a select committee on the perils of alcohol in the community. Dr Wills said that about a fith of the kids being referred to paediatricians have problems with development and behaviour - he blames foetal alcohol.

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