22:21 A search and rescue operation has been launched north of Wellington this evening for two women who've not been seen since Monday.

20:50 After 23 years with New Zealand's media leading network, Mediaworks, Hilary Barry is leaving the news-reading anchor seat at Newshub vacant.

18:10 The man who set himself on fire outside the Nauru detention centre has died.

16:16 A burnt-out car has been discovered in Sydney's south-west as police investigate a fatal shooting at a local shopping centre.

16:15 Charges have been dropped against a Christchurch mother accused of failing to get medical attention for her autistic son, Leon Jayet-Cole.

Wed, 22 Aug 2012

Housing New Zealand rent cheats

More than 300 state housing tenants were evicted in the past year for lying about their circumstances, including one couple who turned over nearly $400k from their state house - Housing Minister Phil Heatley explains. Mr Heatley said that the Ministry has beefed up the investigation unit and they are getting more sophisticated and the acid is really starting to be put on. 22 August 2012

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