11:09 Police have resumed the search for the missing 18-year-old whose boat flipped off the coast of Paritutu near New Plymouth on Monday.

10:22 Space rockets launched from New Zealand can now legally drop debris into our waters.

10:22 Pressure is mounting on drug-buying agency Pharmac to fund Epipens, which can prove life-saving for people with severe allergies.

10:21 The Minister for Housing is denying he's on the side of land-bankers and speculators in the Auckland housing market.

08:06 Power is expected to be restored to thousands of homes in regional Auckland within the next hour after wild weather overnight.

Thu, 01 Mar 2012

Hilary Barry blooper: Relentless fits of laughter

While reading her final news bulletin of the morning, Hilary Barry makes a brief joke to herself. It makes her laugh. And laugh. And laugh. And laugh. Into the next story she goes. Snigger. The laughter won't leave her mind. It continues right through to the story on the death of Davy Jones, when Hilary realises some solemnity is required. An excellent psychological study on how laughter can invade the brain and take control. 1st March 2012.

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