Latest Bulletin: 7 am Saturday 26 July
New Zealand has claimed its second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with track cyclist Sam Webster winning the men's sprint race in Glasgow. He beat England's Jason Kenney in a thrilling final.
Israel's security cabinet has rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal by US Secretary of State John Kerry. It would have halted 18 days of fighting between Israel and Islamist group Hamas.
India's chef de mission at the Commonwealth Games has reportedly criticised the food, space, bathrooms and TV sets in the athletes village in Glasgow as being far inferior to Delhi.
While it is not going to be the biggest or the best sporting event held this year, the Commonwealth Games still deserves a place in the sporting landscape of the future.
Commonwealth Games 2014 News
The New Zealand Netball team were pushed all the way before edging to a 50-47 win over Malawi in their opening match of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
New Zealand has won its first gold medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with the men's sprint cycling team of Ethan Mitchell, Eddie Dawkins and Sam Webster taking the top spot. (AUDIO)
The Perth-based judoka Darcina Manuel has won a bronze medal for New Zealand in the 57-kilo category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
A special Board of Inquiry has approved a plan to build to a major new stretch of highway connecting Auckland to Northland at a cost of over $750 million. (AUDIO)
Airport staff in New Plymouth have cleared the runway after a plane broke down as it was preparing to take off on Friday afternoon, forcing some flights to be cancelled.
Evidence gathered solely from a cellphone has been used for the first time to convict a man for possessing child sex abuse pictures. He has been sentenced to 17 months in prison.
An Auckland man who spent $50,000 on rifles and shotguns he modified and passed onto the Head Hunters gang has been sent to prison for nearly six years.
Social workers in Auckland say there's a hidden but growing problem of abuse, particularly financial abuse, against elderly migrants, who are living in constant dread and loneliness.
Principals in rural towns say poverty and students who leave early are behind the worst NCEA pass rates. Official figures show results are poorest in Kawerau, Stratford and South Waikato. (AUDIO)
The High Court has ruled that Kaipara ratepayers must pay for debts the council ran up for the $60 million Mangawhai sewerage scheme, which they didn't told about. (AUDIO)
The Government may give residents in flood-affected areas of Christchurch financial help, after earlier saying it was an issue for the Christchurch City Council to resolve.
The Grey District Council has found and fixed the cause of a chlorine gas leak at its main water pumping station but residents are still being told to boil drinking water.
At least two Palestinians have been killed and scores wounded in the West Bank during a protest against Israel's military campaign in Gaza that has seen the death toll climb above 800. (AUDIO)
A large group of Sri Lankan asylum-seekers who have been detained on an Australian customs ship for almost a month are to be transferred to the Australian mainland.
Ukraine's Prime Minister has resigned after the collapse of his governing coalition, again plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo and complicating an investigation into shooting down of a Malaysia plane.
On The Inside
It appears the opinion polls and many news media organisations have already decided the outcome of the general election. Labour and the Greens are trailing National in the polls.
Mass lay-offs in the mining sector could result in the West Coast losing a generation. As Insight discovered, its young people are being forced to look further afield for work.
Kim Dotcom continues to loom large over New Zealand politics. He's getting plenty of attention, but probably not in the way he would like.
The Prime Minister is continuing to stand by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee, even though he is being investigated over a breach of airport security. (AUDIO)
Tariana Turia would stay on after the election as Maori Party co-leader if no women from the party are elected to Parliament, she says. She and Pita Sharples are retiring as MPs. (AUDIO)
The Labour Party says Television New Zealand has given its assurance that its political debate hosted by Mike Hosking will be conducted with absolute political neutrality.
Te Manu Korihi News
Ngati Ruanui is opposing an appeal by a company which wants to mine iron sand on the South Taranaki coast and has filed an application in the High Court to fight it.
A Maori carver is aiming to 'bless' Auckland with more Maori sculptures telling its history as part of a project called the Sacred Chisels of Tamaki Makaurau, commissioned by the Council.
Retiring National list MP, Tau Henare, says he's going to miss the buzz he gets from politics but he didn't want to give a valedictory speech as he leaves parliament.
Firms remain buoyant about the economy's prospects, despite higher interest rates and a sluggish global recovery according to the latest ANZ Bank confidence survey. (AUDIO)
The sharemarket finished the week on a high note. On Friday the benchmark Top 50 Index rose 20 points to 5194. Floats have been pre-occupying fund managers.
The New Zealand dollar traded in narrow range on Friday. Analysts say it's unlikely to break out of the current range, ahead of key economic news in the United States, next week.
Farmer owners of the dairy livestock genetics co-operative LIC are getting a reduced dividend this year as the co-op upgrades its technology and information systems.
New Zealand shearing legend David Fagan has scored a stunning double, winning a 12th Royal Welsh Open title and helping New Zealand to another win over Wales.
People should not be in any hurry to write off dairy farming just because global dairy trade auction prices have taken a dive, MyFarm executive director Andrew Watters says.