18:51 Two lovers who plotted to kill one of their spouses have been sentenced to life, and will serve a minimum of 17 years in prison.

17:51 Police boss Mike Bush faced a barrage of questions from MPs today over how best to deal with car chases.

16:24 Education Minister Hekia Parata has gone on the defensive over the $20-million overhaul of her ministry's head office in Wellington.

16:08 The Independent Police Complaints Authority has told Parliament its cash reserves have run out and it is up against a wall.

15:44 Customs officers have been left scratching their heads after a Malaysian man tried to bring a cowpat into the country.