06:15 The White House has been in lockdown this morning - early reports say a suspicious package was found on the property.
05:10 It's taken fire crews nearly six hours to put out a blaze at a remote Portobello address near Dunedin overnight.
04:21 The trial of Jiaxin Tu accused of killing an Auckland teen with a hammer is set to begin today.
17:49 Cigarettes will be switching to plain packaging - stripped of all branding, and logos.
16:12 Civil Aviation has temporarily suspended the air operating certificate of James Scott for ten days over safety concerns.