17:11 The Breakers will open their ANBL title defence in October with a trip to Adelaide to face the 36ers.

17:07 Samuel Forrest, the New Zealander who raised more than $500,000 for his Down syndrome son, is facing an assault charge.

17:06 A Chinese family has admitted taking over 10,000 cockles in what's thought to be the largest haul of illegally gathered cockles in the South Island.

16:42 The controversial health and safety at work bill has passed its second reading in Parliament today.

16:28 Police are urging whoever yelled racial comments, reducing a Fijian rugby player to tears, to show some moral courage and hand themselves in.