21:17 A UK judge has declared himself "not impressed" after former NZ cricketer Chris Cairns failed to show up for a pre-trial hearing in his perjury trial.
17:23 Police have confirmed the bodies found in the Kepler Track area are those of the French Canadians, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux.
17:07 A six year old boy who was hit by a car in Christchurch this morning while crossing the road to school has been discharged from hospital.
17:06 A police investigation into the death of former Mt Eden prisoner Nick Evans will be completed within a month.
16:45 8 men will face over 500 child sex charges in Western Australia, all for the alleged abuse of a 13-year-old girl, whose father is among the charged.