Latest Bulletin: 10 am Wednesday 26 November
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrived late at the High Court in Tauranga this morning prompting the judge to briefly issue an arrest warrant. He is facing charges of drug possession and threatening to kill.
Lawyers for the family of US teen Michael Brown have criticised the decision not to indict the police officer who killed him. The decision sparked more rioting in Ferguson. (AUDIO)
Convicted murderer and child sex offender Phillip Smith has indicated he intends to fight deportation from Brazil to New Zealand. (VIDEO)
Prime Minister John Key says he will not be apologising or quitting in the wake of a critical report on the activities of his senior staff. (AUDIO)
The director of the Security Intelligence Service says the organisation has prevented terror attacks in New Zealand, but needs greater powers to continue to keep the country safe. (VIDEO)
The Civil Aviation Authority is tightening safety rules for the use of drones - but has no powers to protect people's privacy. International rules come into force in 2018. (VIDEO)
Prison reform advocates say recommendations from a review into the escape of Phillip John Smith are a massive overreaction, with one saying they amount to moral panic. (AUDIO)
The Government says the number of students in low-decile schools will rise by 8000 next year - the first significant increase in more than a decade and the biggest in nearly 20 years.
A 93-year-old Auckland resthome resident was today recognised for her work as a French spy during World War 2. Phyllis "Pippa" Doyle's missions included the D-Day landings.
Drivers are risking close shaves as they make-up lost time in the car, an AA Insurance survey shows. Texting and reading are the top driver distractions, followed by personal grooming.
South Auckland residents worried at the impact of another liquor store on their community say they are being ignored and a law change meant to help them is failing.
A former Otago prison drug tester has told an inquest into the death of a prisoner that he had a dispute with nurses about procedures.
An eye-witness to a Christchurch police chase says a police ute may have played a part in pushing the alleged offender's vehicle into the path of a Honda carrying three elderly people.
The SIS released inaccurate and misleading information on former Labour Party leader Phil Goff but there is no evidence it was playing politics, an inquiry by the Inspector-General has found. (VIDEO)
Prime Minister John Key is refusing to accept there was a link between his office and right-wing blogger Cameron Slater, despite the SIS watchdog finding his official passed on information. (VIDEO)
It is up to Prime Minister John Key whether former Justice Minister Judith Collins returns to Cabinet after being cleared of wrong-doing, the Papakura MP says. (AUDIO)
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition after undergoing emergency surgery for a severe head injury suffered when he was hit in the back of the head by a ball.
The veteran spinner Daniel Vettori will tonight become New Zealand's most capped test cricketer after being selected to play in the third and final test against Pakistan in Sharjah.
The New Zealand women's football team has drawn 1-all with world number nine Norway in an international friendly match in Stavanger.
The search for an elderly man who fell from a cruise ship sailing from New Zealand to Sydney has been called off. The man's fall was caught on the ship's CCTV. (AUDIO)
There has been a violent response to a decision by a grand jury in the US state of Missouri not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager. (AUDIO)
Switzerland's Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept artworks from a billion-dollar collection which includes masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis.
Samoa's first disabled Lawyer to be admitted to the bar says local NGO's are doing more to support children with disabilities than the government.
The Regional Assistance Mission is congratulating the Solomon Islands people, the Electoral Commission and the Police for conducting what it says were fair, free and peaceful elections.
The owner of the StarKist Samoa cannery in Pago Pago is confident the company will overcome any challenge related to federally mandated wage hikes in American Samoa.
Te Manu Korihi News
An iwi group leasing its catch quota to a fishing company is agreeing with a call for Maori to step up and seize opportunities in the industry.
A leading scholar in Maori history believes the subject should be a compulsory part of the school curriculum. Atholl Anderson says a Maori perspective is needed.
The first District Court hearing at a Northland marae held last week is being described as progressive and significant.
Methven's first-half net profit rose 3.4 percent over the year earlier, which it says is satisfactory after earlier overstocking by key customers. (AUDIO)
Expectations of where inflation will be in the next couple of years have fallen, with businesses predicting it will be 2.06 percent, according to the Reserve Bank's latest quarterly poll.
Eroad has posted a $1.9 million first-half loss and said it is on track to meet its prospectus forecast for an annual loss of $1 million, it said annualised recurring revenue reached $16 million, up 72 percent.
The Government is challenging the primary sector to devise ways of averting a skills shortage, saying 50,000 more workers are needed to meet its export target by 2025.
The debate on who will pay for a dam through the Lee Valley in the Tasman district is stepping up a gear today as the Government enters into discussions with the local council.
New Zealand's newest dairy processing plant, already marked for rapid expansion in the next few years, has been officially opened in South Canterbury.
On The Inside
Power Play with Brent Edwards - Andrew Little faced his first major test since becoming Labour Party leader in deciding who would get the plum jobs in his new line-up.
Another rugby season is over and the All Blacks continue to dominate the game. They've lost just one game all year and will next year bid to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups.
Security experts say it is getting more difficult to counter cyber attacks. Insight talks to security experts, spy agencies and politicians about threats New Zealanders face. (AUDIO)