Latest Bulletin: 2 pm Monday 22 September
Election 2014 - John Key and United Future leader Peter Dunne are meeting today as the prime minister-elect begins putting together a new government. (VIDEO)
Election 2014 - At least three Labour MPs have hinted that they may consider challenging the party's leader David Cunliffe after Labour's disastrous election loss. (AUDIO)
A Dunedin demolition worker has been jailed for five years for killing a man in an Octagon bar in April. Stephen Fernyhough pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The All Blacks first five-eighth Aaron Cruden will miss the last two matches of the Rugby Championship after missing the flight to Argentina after a night out drinking.
High winds, hail and snow have caused problems around the country this morning. MetService has warned of winds reaching 120 kms per hour on the east coast of both Islands.
A pre-trial hearing to consider scientific evidence which will be given at the trial of Mark Lundy has begun in the High Court in Wellington, today.
The latest survey has found consumer confidence has eased again, but remains high with the Westpac-McDermott Miller quarterly Consumer Confidence Index falling 5 points.
The Problem Gambling Foundation will fight the loss of most of its funding at the High Court today. The foundation lost the govt contract for the lion's share of its services in March.
About 300 protesters have marched up Auckland's Queen Street as part of a global protest which is taking place in about 150 countries to urge more action on climate change.
MetService has issued a severe weather warning for tomorrow with gales forecast for the eastern coasts of both Islands, central New Zealand and the upper North Island.
The police in Taupo are looking for a man they say committed a brazen and opportunistic sexual assault on a teenage girl.
Some West Coast residents say they are upset by a new case of native forest being clear-felled - with one describing it as "ghastly" and "morally outrageous".
Tauranga could be the next home of the 70-metre-long plastic waka that took centre stage in Auckland during the Rugby World Cup, with a decision due at the end of next month.
Election 2014 News
One of John Key's former senior advisors, who played a central role in Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book, Jason Ede has resigned from the National Party, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
The money markets have reacted positively to National's resounding election victory. The stock market has risen more than 1 percent, while the dollar edged up.
A senior member of the Mana Movement, John Minto, says Labour Party mistakes are to blame for the overall failure of the left in the election branding Labour's campaign 'lacklustre'. (AUDIO)
Manchester United's stuttering start to the season has continued after they let a 3-1 lead slip to lose 5-3 at Leicester City in an enthralling Premier League football match.
New Zealand's world 49er champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke capped their successful title defence with an emphatic victory in the final medal race in Spain.
Lewis Hamilton has gone three points clear of his Mercedes teammate in Nico Rosberg in the race for the Formula One drivers' championship after winning the Singapore grand prix.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, says Scotland will get more autonomy, after Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, accused him of trickery. (AUDIO)
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have been taking place around the world, with marches reported in more than 2,000 different locations.
Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, says he is surprised at the speed with which Britain's main political parties are reneging on commitments to Scotland, following the vote against independence. Voters rejected independence by 55% to 45%.
With the final tally of votes announced in Fiji, the Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will be sworn in as Prime Minister at a ceremony in Suva later today.
Papua New Guineans are to be offered the chance to own shares in state-owned assets up for sale.
The Vanuatu Electoral College will this afternoon hold an unprecedented seventh round of voting to try and elect a new President.
Te Manu Korihi News
Mana Party co-vice president Annette Sykes wants the Kingitanga to step in and help reconcile the political division within Maoridom. Labour won in six of the Maori electorates.
The new MP for the Western Maori seat of Te Tai Hauauru says the implementation of Whanau Ora has not proved effective. He said the programme needs to be reviewed.
Hone Harawira's supporters say he has achieved "so much" for the north since he took the seat nine years ago. The former Tai Tokerau MP lost to
Fonterra's financial result for the year ended 31 July will be issued later this week, with profit expected to be about $0.5 billion less then it earned the year before.
Fletcher Building wants to turn one of its disused quarries into a housing development for up to 1500 homes. They want to use 6.4 hectares of Crown land in the development.
An analyst says Alibaba's debut on the New York Stock Exchange will be followed by a float of its payment provider, Alipay.
Canterbury Regional Council will be notifying the latest changes in its land and water plan this coming weekend. It covers the Hinds-Hekeao Plains catchment.
Primary Industries Minister in the last National-led Government, Nathan Guy said the incoming Government would continue with policies that obviously found favour with the rural electorate.
Federated Farmers says the increased support for National in the election has sent a clear message the electorate does not want the sort of taxes proposed by Labour and the Greens.
On The Inside
The National Party has won the 2014 election by a broad margin. It is set to have 61 seats in a 121 seat Parliament, with enough support to govern alone. Political Reporter Liz Banas watched events unfold. (VIDEO)
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.