13:08 Auckland's Bastion Point is branching out as the venue for a new international flower show in late November next year.
13:06 The suspicious package that forced the closure of Lambton Quay in central Wellington yesterday did not contain any explosive material.
12:48 Fire crews are bracing themselves for a tough slog as the wind begins to pick up in Marlborough's Waikakaho Valley.
12:45 Controversial reforms to the Resource Management Act will be introduced to Parliament next week, but in a substantially watered-down form.
12:31 The Government can introduce proposed legislation to overhaul the Resource Management Act after a deal was struck with the Maori Party.