16:19 National MP Maurice Williamson will bow out of politics at next year's election. The MP for Pakuranga has spent three decades in Parliament.

16:19 Farmers growing peas in Wairarapa are facing a two year ban,following the discovery of a "pea weavel" pest insect in the region.

15:41 About 200 metres of Paraparaumu Beach has been cordoned off after stormy seas exposed a sewer main.

15:19 A standing ovation for American First Lady, Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention for a speech backing Hillary Clinton.

14:06 Teremoana Kimiangatau has admitted 3 charges after allegedly committing fraud of up to $1.8 million against Auckland International Airport.

Thu, 16 Aug 2012

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says Christchurch "as prepared as it could be for quake"

Former PM and head of the UN Development Programme Helen Clark tells RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush that more needs to be invested in disaster preparedness. 16 August, 2012

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