05:21 There are reports a police chase is underway in Whangarei. Its understood shots have been fired and the Armed Offenders are responding
05:09 An Auckland family suing a landlord for $50,000 after spending more than 3 years in a p-contaminated house have been awarded just $500.
04:38 Search crews will again attempt to recover the body of a Czech tourist from the Routeburn Track this morning.
17:09 Rescuers pulled a little girl from a mountain of rubble overnight, & hope returned for more survivors. Italy's quake toll has now risen to 252.
16:55 Individual councils can decide on whether shops in their area should open on Easter Sunday. The Shop Trading Hours Bill passed 62-59.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012
Labour Leader David Shearer