11:57 The normally busy highway linking Paeroa to the Bay of Plenty is closed in the Karangahake Gorge after a crash that has killed one person.

11:43 New Zealand residential building consents fell 4.1 per cent in June as construction intentions in Canterbury tapered off

11:40 Local iwi are supporting an extensive 1080 drop in the Hunua Ranges west of Auckland.

11:40 Police are giving a Thames schoolgirl a pat on the back after she gave her attacker a kick in the groin.

11:24 People angered by the killing of Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion are being urged to donate to efforts to save Africa's big cats.