Latest Bulletin: 11 am Saturday 20 September
Polling stations throughout the country have opened for voting in the general election and will stay open until 7pm.
Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, who led the campaign for independence, has announced he will step down. In yesterday's referendum 55 percent of Scots voted to stay in the United Kingdom.
Five political parties in Fiji have presented evidence which they say back up their claims of irregularities in the country's landmark election.
A military parade will be held in Palmerston North this morning to mark the 150th anniversary of one of this country's oldest regiments.
Election 2014 News
A visit by John Key to a mall in Rotorua was abandoned because of a protest today, while David Cunliffe said he would campaign until late tonight. (VIDEO)
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, the Conservatives' Colin Craig and Internet Party leader Laila Harre have made a final campaign push in Auckland. (AUDIO)
Prime Minister John Key has rejected accusations of political interference in the official information process at the Customs department, made by whistleblower Curtis Gregorash.
Security experts say the risk of a home-grown terrorist attack in NZ can never be eliminated, but agree with local Muslim leaders that open dialogue is the best defence.
The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long-term has hit an all-time high. The tide of New Zealanders heading across the Tasman has also slowed significantly.
The inquest of Rutger Hale has left many questions hanging about the deadly object that killed him but has been described as like a brick or as big as a cannonball. (AUDIO)
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has been honoured for her work on women's health at an event to mark the 121st anniversary of women's suffrage.
Twenty people have had their benefits cancelled or suspended since a policy introduced in July last year made drug-testing compulsory for some jobs.
A former school principal charged with possessing objectionable material has been allowed to keep his name secret, after he appeared in the Auckland District Court.
A piece of one of New York's twin towers that has sat as a memorial in Christchurch for the past 12 years is to be moved for safekeeping while earthquake repairs are made.
A joint venture between Tupoho Whanau Trust and Wanganui District Council is to take over the running of the city's port once an upgrade of its facilities is completed.
Leading American universities including Caltech, New York University and UCLA are recruiting students in Auckland on Saturday.
The winning streak continues for the national Twenty20 cricket champions Northern Districts at the Champions League in India.
North Queensland's National Rugby League season has once again been ended on a sour note after a refereeing call went against them.
The provincial rugby champions Canterbury made it six victories from six games on Friday night in Pukekohe, but Counties Manukau gave their visitors a real battle before losing 28-20.
Officials say nine members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea
Security at the Australian parliament in Canberra is being beefed up in the wake of a foiled terror plot. Intelligence reports indicate specific threats against the Government.
Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence, with all of the country's 32 council areas having declared and the result being confirmed.
The Cook Islands Democratic Party has withdrawn a petition against a tied seat in Mitiaro, which means the constituency will go to a by-election.
Samoa's Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organisation has issued an advisory amid concerns about the Ebola virus disease.
The family of a father and son team whose small plane crashed off Pago Pago international airport in July in American Samoa will carry out a sonar search of the ocean floor where the aircraft is believed to have crashed.
Te Manu Korihi News
Ngāti Porou teacher and mentor Amster Reedy is being remembered as a man who instilled a sense of pride and inspiration about being Māori in an urban environment.
Meri Te Tai Mangakahia, one of Te Rarawa's influential ancestors and women's suffrage campaigner, is being remembered as the inspiration for wahine to take on the big issues.
The Tai Tokerau seat is likely to be the main focus for many people this election. Hone Harawira is the incumbent and must win it for Internet Mana to get any seats in Parliament.
The New Zealand currency was little changed against the US dollar ahead of tomorrow's general election, while the sharemarket ended the trading week higher.
Consumers have remained upbeat with confidence edging up, according to the ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence monthly index.
The number of job advertisements rose in August, almost reversing July's slump. Overall, ads rose by almost 1.5 percent afer a near 2 percent fall the previous month.
Southland farmers who have lost hundreds of cows grazed on swedes will be hit hard financially. Federated Farmers say to buy one in-milk cow now could cost over $2000.
An increase in milk production for Westland Milk Products has led to the announcement of an additional daily rail service between Christchurch and Hokitika.
There has been further progress in the reorganisation of the dairy industry's livestock breeding databases as MPI agrees changes to a genetics company's constitution.
On The Inside
Three thousand hooks to catch ten tuna. That's the result of massive overfishing in the Pacific. Insight reports from Fiji on calls for drastic action to rebuild some of the regions stocks. (AUDIO)
With another election looming on Saturday, what are some of the main political issues for tāngata whenua? Te Reo Māori, education, housing and employment are on the list.
Power Play with Brent Edwards - John Key says the country is on "the cusp of something special" and voters should not put that at risk by changing the Government. (AUDIO)