21:19 Up to 30 people were in a hotel hit by an avalanche in Italy and many are believed dead.
20:39 Kiwi Antarctic researchers are set to raise a celebratory lamington or two tomorrow to toast 60 years since Scott Base opened.
15:55 Injury has ruled out Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and opener Imrul Kayes for the second test against the Black Caps starting tomorrow.
15:44 The aftermath of the torrential rain has meant heavy surface flooding and slips are blanketing West Coast roads.
14:37 Crowd funding has raised more than $110,000 in less than a day to get a controversial Australia Day billboard image of two girls in hijabs back up.