19:10 One of Te Iwi Maaori's leading ladies, Lady Emily Latimer, has passed away on the eve of her 87th birthday. The tangi will be at Te Paatu.

17:35 Police are following "all proper processes" in their investigation into allegations of a sexual nature involving students at Opotiki College

17:27 Around 300 people who invested in Hubbard Management Funds have been repaid the $35.6million capital they initially invested.

17:26 Barack Obama is calling climate change the defining threat of the century. He has told a summit in Alaska that the problem can not be ignored.

17:07 The Black Caps will have a two day warm-up match with a pink ball in November before the first-ever day night test against Australia.