04:34 British man Tom Jackson who was stabbed while trying to help the victim of an attack at a Queensland backpackers a week ago has died in hospital

16:36 A woman has appeared in court accused of helping Joshua Kite, who has been on the run since shooting at officers in Whangarei on Friday.

16:05 John Key is open to law changes over "coward punches", where people are punched in the back of the head from behind.

15:42 There is pressure on the Australian Government to allow a group of Chinese nationals, abandoned on a coal ship for six weeks, to come ashore.

15:40 The latest figures on the number of new housing consents approved in July show it is roughly the same as last year, despite the housing crisis.

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