Latest Bulletin: 8 am Friday 25 April
Crowds are at war memorials for this year's Anzac Day dawn service commemorations. Many relatives of veterans are wearing their medals on their behalf.
Updated 13 minutes ago
Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital funded by a US Christian charity. A fourth American was wounded.
The Israeli government has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians after the reconciliation of rival Palestinian factions.
Updated 12 minutes ago
Is Shane Jones' departure from Labour less damaging than the questions it prompts about the state of the party and its leadership?
Unions and some business groups warn economic activity may stall if interest rates keep rising. The Reserve Bank lifted the benchmark rate to 3 percent on Thursday - the second time in six weeks.
About 50 small infant formula companies in New Zealand could be barred from exporting to China under new rules.
The Government has established a new food safety council to give it independent advice on food safety and risks. The Green Party said the new council is not in fact independent.
The Government says it won't be introducing a minimum price on alcohol, as it would hit moderate drinkers in the pocket.
Retailers and employers want Anzac Day trading hours applied to the Easter weekend.
New Zealand Defence Force personnel are in South Westland to help clean up damage from Easter's severe storm.
The union for some Otago workers laid off from a major timber company says they have been treated like cattle.
The Christchurch rebuild has been labelled too slow, confused and lacking leadership, a survey of 70 businesses involved shows.
The man shot on Wellington's Makara Beach over the long weekend has spoken to the police from his hospital bed about what happened.
The Marshall Islands is taking on the world's nuclear powers and is suing them for violation of international law. The islands were used for massive nuclear tests by the United States in the 1950s.
Cornish people in southwest England are to be recognised for the first time as a national minority group.
An airstrike on a busy market in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Thursday morning is reported to have killed more than people.
Labour says millions of dollars in insurance payments to Housing New Zealand for quake damage to properties in Christchurch may have been siphoned off by the Government as higher dividends.
Some senior Labour MPs say the party has a much harder job on its hands to win back the support of its core traditional voters with the departure of Shane Jones.
Labour leader David Cunliffe says the party would extend the veteran's pension to all war veterans, scrapping the disability requirement, if elected to Government.
Te Manu Korihi News
Auckland's War Memorial Museum says it is honoured Victoria Cross recipient Willie Apiata will speak at its Anzac service on Friday.
Kelvin Davis has resigned from his Ministry of Education job, clearing the way for him to replace outgoing MP Shane Jones.
The Labour Party says New Zealand First's vote against a batch of Treaty settlements is offensive to tribes and a decision made by a party living in the past.
The New Zealand dollar strengthened against the greenback on Thursday, despite Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler's attempt to talk it down after raising the Official Cash Rate again.
The Commerce Commission has moved to fix an anomoly in the pricing of Chorus' copper wires which will reduce Chorus' operating profit this year by up to $10 million.
The New Zealand dollar rose a third of a cent to US86.25 cents immediately after the announcement and remained at that rate on Thursday evening.
The avocado industry is predicting a bumper export crop for the coming season - in excess of 5 million trays.
The risk of facial eczema is high throughout most of the North Island with Asure Quality saying spore counts in many districts are reaching extremely high levels.
Growers in Canterbury are being encouraged to get in touch with their fellow cropping farmers to see if they need help with harvesting as the industry tries to limit crop losses.
Royal Tour 2014 News
Thousands of people braved a wet Wellington day to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the final appearances of their New Zealand tour.
ROYAL TOUR 2014: The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire to rebuild the earthquake-hit city.
ROYAL TOUR 2014: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by enthusiastic well-wishers and played cricket during their tour of Christchurch on Monday morning.