Latest Bulletin: 7 pm Monday 1 September
ASHBURTON LATEST - WINZ office had trespass order against shooting suspect
Police have announced they have caught Russell John Tully after two people were killed this morning in Ashburton. The suspect was found on a rural road in the Lake Hood area. (AUDIO)
There's been a widespread response to events in Ashburton. John Key said he was shocked and dismayed, and WINZ offices across the South Island closed early. (VIDEO)
Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key says an independent person, probably a retired judge, will chair an inquiry into allegations surrounding former Minister Judith Collins. (VIDEO)
A 23-year-old man is in police custody and is being questioned after a chase through Wellington CBD this afternoon. Police say he was chased through a hotel by armed police with dogs.
Election 2014 News
The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has confirmed she has called a number of people to give evidence to her inquiry into the release of SIS information to Cameron Slater.
No decision was made over an SFO investigation based on pressure from bloggers, a former director says. An inquiry will be held after questions were raised over ex-minister Judith Collins. (AUDIO)
Two new polls have affirmed a drop in National's support since July. To govern at the new level it would need, at most, support from ACT and United Future.
The head of a sophisticated online IRD scam that cost tax payers $700,000 has been jailed. Katrina Briggs pleaded guilty to a representative charge of causing loss by deception.
A coroner has found Dunedin man Kenneth Douglas, who was 72, died from a medication overdose due to mistakes made by his doctor and pharmacist.
The remains of a man found after an explosive fire at the centre of a lengthy armed offenders squad callout at Mangamuka in Northland will not be removed today.
The incident happened at the offices of Work and Income office just after 10am, and the man then fled the office on a bike. Police immediately massed in the centre.
Doctors at Dunedin Hospital stopped treating an elderly man without looking at a chest x-ray that explained why he was so ill, says Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill.
The country's purchasing power with the rest of the world has risen for the sixth successive quarter up 0.3 percent in the three months to June - just below 1973's all time high.
A woman has died after being hit by a train in Napier this afternoon. Police say the train driver will be interviewed, but they are not certain if he knew the woman had been run over.
A long-running dispute between the Southern District Health Board and doctors' group, South Link Health, is now in the hands of the Serious Fraud Office.
Taranaki engineering services company ITL has announced it is to shed more than 20 jobs. A company spokesperson said several large oil and gas contracts were coming to completion.
The All Blacks centre Conrad Smith concedes its only a matter of time before Argentina beat the All Blacks.
The former All Whites football captain Ryan Nelsen has been sacked as the coach of Toronto FC, a day after making comments critical of the club's general manager.
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the quarter-finals at the US Tennis Open after beating five-time grand slam champion Russian Maria Sharapova in three sets.
Leading American senators have called for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is 'a Russian invasion' and that President Putin must face a cost for his 'aggression'. (AUDIO)
Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen have broken through to end a siege by IS militants on the town of Amerli which has been surrounded by militants for more than two months.
US planes have made air drops delivering humanitarian aid and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli.
Fiji authorities now say that 45 of its soldiers are being held by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, one more than has been claimed for the past three days.
The first session of the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa this afternoon will focus on sustainable economic development.
Fiji's National Federation Party says pre-polling due to start this week is confused, rushed and disorganised and there are voters who still don't know they are meant to vote before election day.
Te Manu Korihi News
A group which opposes the Marine and Coastal Act has been granted permission to be heard on an iwi's application for customary marine title in Ikaroa-Rawhiti.
A Whanganui Maori development organisation is aiming to get 500 submissions on restrict the sale of synthetic drugs in the city.
The Maori Medical Practitioners Association says it is watching very closely to see who takes over the reins as Associate Minister of Health after the next election.
APN News & Media may float its New Zealand assets and list them on the local stock exchange. APN's assets include the New Zealand Herald, and Newstalk ZB and ZM.
International ratings agency Standard & Poor's has cut Fonterra's credit rating from A+ to A in light of a planned joint venture with a Chinese baby food manufacturer.
Railroad and ferry operator KiwiRail says the year ended June was challenging, partly because the Aratere was out of action. It set up a contingency fund only one year ago.
Farmers in many parts of Northland are again facing a cleanup after heavy rain over the weekend.
An agreement between two farmer-owned wool companies is the first step for them towards greater consolidation of the wool industry.
National's promise of more funding to encourage tree planting will not be enough to halt the decline in forestry planting, forest owners say.
On The Inside
The subtitle of Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics is 'How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand's political environment'. Mediawatch asks if it has also poisoned the media.
Poverty, inequality and incomes are big issue topics for voters in the forthcoming election. Insight reports on tackling the health, education and income gap. (AUDIO)
Power Play with Brent Edwards - John Key launched the National Party's election campaign on Sunday and it was no accident the party chose South Auckland for the rally.