17:23 North Korea has deployed aircraft and submarines as parts of drills simulating an attack on "enemy warships" .

16:54 Winston Peters is defending comments made after launching a scathing attack on two journalists of Asian descent about an immigration article.

16:53 The stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in Wanaka has begun collecting data. It is undertaking a 100-day journey.

16:34 47 year old policeman, Benjamin Peter McLean has been charged with the murder of a woman and attempted murder of a man in Invercargill.

15:53 Valerie Adams is now officially a Dame. The 32-year-old Olympian's investiture ceremony was held at Government House today.

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