14:50 The Crown has signed off its Treaty of Waitangi settlement with Taranaki Iwi, one of eight iwi in the region

13:44 A fire in a garage in the Hamilton suburb of Fairfield is being treated as suspicious. Police talking to witnesses

13:43 The contract that launched the career of The Beatles will be sold in London later this month and is expected to fetch up to $2-Million

13:41 Blizzard conditions again predicted for parts of the lower South Is. - A very cold SW flow expected to bring snow showers to sea level

13:22 Labour's worried the collapse of a swing bridge on a walking track near Lake Waikeremoana will damage the tourism industry.