16:45 The end of a Wellington retailing era with Kirkcaldie & Stains' shareholders voting to close the landmark Lambton Quay store after 152 years.

16:23 Phoenix Cola, Lemonade, Light Cola, Orange Fizz and Raspberry Fizz with best before dates of April-July next year have been recalled.

16:19 The Ministry of Education is investigating after two pre-schoolers opened a gate at The Cubby House in Palmerston North and fled onto a busy road.

15:57 High Court legal action will be launched next week challenging the secrecy surrounding details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

15:34 Labour has been forced to admit it plagiarised parts of its new Future of Work document from the Economist and Business Insider publications.