Latest Bulletin: 11 pm Tuesday 2 September
Two designers of the CTV building are to be interviewed by police as part of a criminal investigation into the building's collapse in February 2011, which killed 115 people. (AUDIO)
About 80 police officers remain in Ashburton investigating yesterday's shooting at a Work and Income office in which two women died and another was seriously injured. (VIDEO)
Election 2014 - National Party leader John Key and Labour Leader David Cunliffe have faced off in The Press Leaders Debate at St Margaret's College in Christchurch tonight.
Former music and drama teacher Charles Harter has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting nine children he had contact with while teaching at Havelock North Primary School. (AUDIO)
Election 2014 News
The Labour Party wants a return to 10-year passports and a review of locations and nature of gambling outlets in neighbourhoods as part of its Internal Affairs policy.
The Green Party is proposing to lift the minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2017 and to introduce a living wage for the Government sector. (VIDEO)
A new survey has found economic issues are still the most important problems facing New Zealand - but worries about war and terrorism have also shown sharp increases.
The Serious Fraud Office has laid charges against two people over what it says is about $2 million dollars worth of fraudulent invoices to power company Mighty River Power.
Ashburton remains in shock after the daylight killing of two of its residents and a manhunt which swept through the district. We went above the town this morning to see where events unfolded. (VIDEO)
A man arrested for the killing of his partner in Switzerland more than a decade ago has appeared in an Auckland court. The man cannot be named because of a suppression order.
The head of the United Nations says he cannot comment on NZ's chances of winning a Security Council seat, but this country's international contribution has been exemplary. (AUDIO)
Placing armed guards at Work and Income offices is a step too far but staff will be asked what measures they want implemented, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says. (VIDEO)
Interislander ferry the Kaitaki will be out of action for the rest of today because of problems with a backup generator. Freight and passengers are being transferred to the Aratere.
Prime Minister John Key has announced CERA would be merged into the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, if a National government was re-elected.
Part of a new link road between the Hutt Valley and Porirua has received strong public support but support for other parts is divided, following consultation.
There's been a spate of sheep rustling in Auckland's Cornwall Park over the past few weeks. Police said people had used dogs and traps to round up and capture sheep after dark.
The Canterbury shot-putter Tom Walsh has beaten a strong field at the a World Challenge Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.
The world champion All Blacks have been snubbed in the latest marketing video for next year's World Cup in England. (VIDEO)
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has run out of patience with misfiring playmakers Kurtley Beale and Nic White, dumping them to the bench for the Springboks Test in Perth.
Amnesty International says it has gathered evidence that shows Islamic State jihadists have been carrying out what it calls a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq.
Ukrainian forces have suffered a series of setbacks, including being forced to withdraw from Luhansk airport, as pro-Russian rebels advance in the east of the country.
New powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects' passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
Fiji's military commander says the UN has stepped up efforts to secure the release of 45 of Fiji soldiers held by Syrian rebels.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community says the region has more obese children than ever before.
Australia's Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, is confident Fiji's elections will vindicate moves to rekindle ties with the Pacific nation.
Te Manu Korihi News
The Maori community in Ashburton is mourning the death of local kuia, Peggy Turuhira Noble, caught up in yesterday's fatal shooting at a Work and Income office in the town.
The Board steering Ngapuhi's treaty settlement - Tuhoronuku is looking for its negotiators after it inducted its 22-member board and named Sonny Tau as chair.
The Government is contributing $700,000 to a project to help preserve the Maori Battalion's legacy and lead to new learning resources for students, Hekia Parata says.
Global commodity prices for the country's exports have fallen for the sixth successive month. The commodity price index declined by 3.3% in August, from the previous month.
Lyttelton Port's board is unanimous in recommending shareholders accept a $3.95 per share takeover offer from the major shareholder, Christchurch City Council.
The Supreme Court has granted the Fire Service an appeal over a long-running legal row with the Insurance Brokers Association, over levies payable to the service.
The forest industry thinks it is seeing the start of a recovery in the export log market. Prices slumped earlier this year when a glut of logs built up in the main market China.
Scientists researching the cultivation and commercialisation of two edible fungi believe it could be the start of a lucrative gourmet export market for this country.
The scientist responsible for making next year the United Nations International Year of Soils says far too little is known about the microscopic life forms which are critical to healthy soil.
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.