16:18 High rates of family violence have prompted the government to launch a new programme aimed at getting agencies to respond better to cases.

16:11 Jeremy McLaughlin, who murdered Christchurch schoolgirl Jade Bayliss and was jailed for 23 years, has lost a bid to have his conviction overturned.

16:09 Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater, who is being sued by Colin Craig, has come out swinging, writing on his blog that Mr Craig is in for a rough ride.

16:05 Colin Craig and his wife Helen have denied claims he sexually harrassed women - Helen Craig saying a good woman stands by her man.

15:49 Whanganui police are appealing to witnesses who may have seen three men fleeing the scene of a stabbing on Friday night.