15:10 Conrad Smith is likely to have a new running mate in the ABs against the Wallabies on Saturday with Sonny-Bill Williams likely to start at second-five

15:08 Workers at eight North Island Affco plants will strike for two days next week. The union says it comes after the company walked away from mediation.

15:07 Cordons around a fatal police shoot-out at Myers Park, Auckland have been relaxed briefly to allow Kaumatua and Kuia to cleanse the scene.

15:06 Rotorua police are investigating a number of possible sightings of missing 15 year old girl. LA Tukerangi.

15:04 The last surviving member of the World War Two Dam Buster raids, Les Munro, has died aged 96 after suffering heart problems.