13:44 The Government is to speed up the assessment and upgrade of buildings with unreinforced masonry

13:43 MP Maurice Williamson is under fire for allegedly making sexist comments while MC-ing an event at the weekend.

13:09 The man who designed the All Blacks' silver fern is offering to redesign the ferns featured on three of the proposed new national flags.

13:08 The Reserve Bank's going through its documentation to ensure it had permission to use a Maori Trust's pattern on the new $10-dollar note.

13:06 New Zealand's emmissions reduction target would be nearly quadrupled if the Greens were in government.