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.
Wed, 10 Aug 2011
London braces itself for a fourth night of rioting