16:36 A woman has appeared in court accused of helping Joshua Kite, who has been on the run since shooting at officers in Whangarei on Friday.
16:05 John Key is open to law changes over "coward punches", where people are punched in the back of the head from behind.
15:42 There is pressure on the Australian Government to allow a group of Chinese nationals, abandoned on a coal ship for six weeks, to come ashore.
15:40 The latest figures on the number of new housing consents approved in July show it is roughly the same as last year, despite the housing crisis.
15:37 Northland Police are searching for a man who fled from a car after a firearms incident at Broadwood, north of Kaikohe, at around 12.30pm.