13:57 Brown and green packaging could become the norm for the country's cigarettes.

13:38 Nelson Police are looking for witnesses to a vicious attack carried out by as many as 10 people, on a man walking home alone.

13:33 Lindis Pass has now reopened

13:17 The owner of a Hastings Bar says the staff member who wrote an offensive message on a footpath Blackboard, won't be punished.

13:08 Crown Prosecutors say a 19 year old man - killed in his sleep - was the victim of a "jealous rage".