16:14 One of the world's fastest cars has crashed near Queenstown. The McLaren Formula One racer veered off Glenorchy-Queenstown Road just after midday.

14:52 Shane van Gisbergen's setting the early pace in qualifying at the V8 Supercars season finale in Sydney.

12:38 A parasitic wasp has saved the agricultural sector nearly half a billion dollars in a decade.

12:37 A man has been arrested after a domestic-related shooting in Hamilton.

12:37 Significant financial pressure is being blamed for the closure of Waikato's SPCA.

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