09:45 Three Syrian children rescued from a crowded minivan in Austria have fled a hospital. They were part of a group of 26 migrants.

09:25 JetStar has announced regional air services to Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth and Palmerston North.

09:09 The Corrections Department has until the end of today to apologise to an inmate who was assaulted at Mt Eden prison

08:12 An earthquake measuring 4.3 has shaken the lower North Island

07:49 A 79 year-old man will appear in the Nelson District Court today charged over a solvent attack on a homeless man