Latest Bulletin: 9 am Thursday 27 November
Convicted murderer and child molester Phillip Smith could be released from a Brazilian jail early next week if he is not deported by Monday, according to a journalist in Rio de Janiero. (AUDIO)
The Attorney-General and Minister in charge of the SIS, Chris Finlayson, is defending the speed under which new laws against terrorist fighters are being put through Parliament. (AUDIO)
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has spent a second night in an induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery for a head injury suffered when he was hit by a ball during a match.
Prime Minister John Key's contact with blogger Cameron Slater about a report on the SIS the night before it was released beggars belief, the leader of the Labour Party says. (AUDIO)
A physicist who discovered why mercury is liquid at room temperature using Einstein's theory of relativity has won New Zealand's most prestigious science award, the Rutherford Medal.
Principals say some school boards are breaking the law by offering not to report staff to the Teachers Council they are in dispute with if they choose to resign and go quietly.
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom claims authorities are trying to lock him up again after he spent $10 million on his defence, ran out of money and got dumped by his legal team. (AUDIO)
Phil Rudd arrived late at the High Court in Tauranga this morning prompting the judge to briefly issue an arrest warrant. Outside court the AC/DC drummer played up to media. (AUDIO)
An Auckland University scientist has discovered a drug to treat the crippling brain disease Rett Syndrome, which affects thousands of women worldwide.
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has identified more than $500 million missing through tax avoidance by businesses this year - a four-fold increase on five years ago. (AUDIO)
The Government and Auckland Council are labelling the Auckland Housing Accord a success based on a first-year report but Labour says it has been a hopeless failure.
A search is resuming this morning for a man missing since a boat carrying five people sank on Lake Rotorua. Four men were rescued by a local resident who went out in his own boat to help.
The mother of an alleged victim of sexual attack at a Taranaki party has told the High Court her daughter could barely stand and smelt of vomit when she got home. (AUDIO)
A major government information technology project is close to $30 million over its original budget, and a year away from being fully operational.
Public submissions are open on legislation the Government claims will protect NZ from the threat of foreign fighters but submitters will have to be quick as the deadline is tomorrow. (AUDIO)
Moira Coatsworth has resigned as president of the Labour Party, little more than a week after Andrew Little was elected its new leader. She has had three-and-a-half years in the post. (AUDIO)
Pakistan took advantage of winning a vital toss to dominate day one of the third and deciding cricket Test against New Zealand in Sharjah.
Australia's top golfer Adam Scott and the world number one Rory McIlroy renew their rivalry over the next four days at the Australian Open being hosted by the Australian Golf Club in Sydney.
All Whites striker Chris Wood could fall further down the pecking order at his Premier League club Leicester City, with manager Nigel Pearson reportedly considering signing former Fox Emile Heskey again.
Protests have spread to a dozen US cities over the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
Two brothers, aged 30 and 24, have become the first Britons to be sent to prison for conspiring to attend a training camp for militant fighters in Syria.
Angry crowds have been protesting for a second night in the US town of Ferguson against the decision not to prosecute the white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teen. (AUDIO)
It is election day in Tonga with voters going to the polls in the second election under political reforms that were widely hailed.
Lobbying continues today in Solomon Islands where political parties are wooing independent MPs to join their ranks because they currently outnumber Party MPs by two to one.
The World Health Organistation says the risk of Ebola arriving in Fiji via peacekeepers returning from Liberia is very low.
Te Manu Korihi News
A trustee building houses for whanau says a home loan aimed at Maori is prescriptive, conservative and dictatorial. The Kainga Whenua loans is a government initiative.
The Ministry of Education says an ERO review of troubled Northland charter school Te Kura Hourua ki Whangaruru has been delayed - but will ultimately be released.
The Waitemata District Health Board says a new diabetes service at an Auckland-based Maori health centre is drawing in more tangata whenua than the DHB.
Tourism Holdings is confident it has turned the corner on poor performance as its strategy for growth begins to pay off, lifting its full year net profit forecast by $1 million. (AUDIO)
Shares in Orion Health began trading at $6.50 on the NZX today after its $125 million float.
The New Zealand dollar gained nearly half a cent against the Australian dollar today, but was little changed against other major trading partners. The sharemarket rose 15 points to 5457.
The Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council has finally signed off its much debated One Plan after 10 years of consultation and legal battles with farmers and growers.
The Hawke's Bay Regional Council has approved spending $250,000 on a business case to see if repairing and leasing the railway line between Napier and Gisborne is feasible.
A precision agriculture expert is warning better communication methods are needed between farmers using drones and aircraft pilots before a collision occurs.
On The Inside
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)
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.