13:19 At a 100-strong protest outside Mt Eden today, a Dept of Corrections guard says Serco employees often responsible for 40-50 prisoners at once time.

13:15 At the party's annual conf, Winston Peters says New Zealand First WILL be king-maker and decide the govt after 2017 election.

13:14 Plenty of praise for interim National head swimming coach Clive Power. NZ squad are in Kazan, Russia ahead of World Championships which start Monday.

13:11 Warriors season without star halfback Shaun Johnson gets underway 5pm today vs Cronulla Sharks at Mt Smart. Tuimolala Lolohea in instead

13:09 Fmr Wallaby Tim Horan believes they have their best chance in a long time to put an end to their losing streak vs The All Blacks in Sydney next weeken