09:26 NZ Trade Minister's warning if a future Labour government pulled out of the Trans-Pacific trade deal, New Zealand would lose out big time.

09:21 Thirty hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, have been freed by Nigerian troops

07:54 A diesel spill's causing havoc on the road north-east of Whangarei. Four separate crashes on Ngunguru Road. Source of the oil unknown

07:37 CHCH police hunting two men who allegedly ram-raided a petrol station & dairy, before narrowly avoiding running over a police officer.

07:27 Lawyers losing patience with SERCO over delays getting prisoners to court. Justice Minister Amy Adams says the issue is yet to be raised with her