20:12 A fortnight ago Blue Mountains residents in New South Wales were building snowmen, now homes are under threat from out of control bushfire.

17:43 Trade representatives believe a deal on the Trans Pacific Partnership is still within reach despite failing to secure an agreement during talks today

17:40 An official NZ First youth wing is a step closer to becoming reality after the idea passed a vote at the party's annual conference in Rotorua

17:38 A British Open breakthrough is still on the cards for Lydia Ko - who holds a share of 2nd place after a blustery day on the Scottish coast.

17:38 Packing on the pounds for today's fight with Bowie Tupou won't slow down Joseph Parker in Invercargill tonight. He's up to nearly 108kg.