16:24 A white policeman from Chicago, Jason Van Dyke, who shot and killed a black teenager in 2014, has been charged with murder.

15:47 Lifejackets undoubtedly saved the lives of 3 fishermen whose boat was flipped by 4-metre waves on Auckland's Manukau Harbour yesterday.

15:44 The Defence Force is to get new Glock 17 pistols across its three branches, costing $1.8 million, replacing the Sig Sauer P-226 pistols.

15:41 Half a tonne of paua and kina destined for the black market has been seized across Bay of Plenty. The shellfish ring was centred around Motiti Island.

15:37 Another Christchurch school has lost its fight with the Education Minister to stay open. Hekia Parata has decided to close Redcliffs School.

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