10:51 Tomorrow could be the coldest day of 2015 with a new severe weather warning just out of snow to low-levels in parts of the South Island.

10:47 Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is backing calls for the Government to lift the country's refugee quota.

10:47 The NZ Government will take 100 refugees from Syria, according to a UNHCR spokeswoman. The PM's office says it is still seeking advice.

10:38 Four suspected Syrian traffickers have been charged in Turkey over the deaths of migrants, including the three-year-old boy in the Aegean.

10:04 Te Papa will buy four art works by contemporary NZ artist Simon Denny, part of his Secret Power exhibition at this year's Venice Biennale.