Latest Bulletin: 7 pm Saturday 23 August
Western countries have angrily condemned the unauthorised entry of Russian aid lorries into rebel-held eastern Ukraine, which Ukraine has said was effectively an invasion.
The Christchurch City Council says it will take up to 15 months to complete earthworks designed to protect 21 Port Hills homes from the threat of landslides.
Election 2014 - In the first week of a new fact-checking column, Brent Edwards checks claims made at the campaign launches of Labour and New Zealand First.
Election 2014 - The National Party says Labour's plans to scrap secondary tax are nothing new and it plans to abolish the tax itself within the coming year.
Election 2014 News
Speaking briefly to the media this afternoon, Justice Minister Judith Collins said she had no plans to resign after giving a public servant's name to a blogger. (AUDIO)
ACT says shopkeepers should be allowed to arm themselves against violent crime. The party's leader Jamie Whyte has made the law and order policy announcement in Auckland.
Labour leader David Cunliffe says if he had been the Prime Minister he would have personally dealt with media requests involving the Security Intelligence Service.
A public health specialist says the fact that a common fungus has been found on pohutukawa trees shouldn't concern the general public in New Zealand.
Tuhoe say they and the Crown will now have to work together to dispel any doubts about the value of yesterday's apology at Taneatua from the Crown.
The Electoral Comission appears to have no power to stop people posting copies of the political parody video Planet Key, despite the removal of the video by its owner.
A researcher says warmer than expected sea temperatures could be the explanation behind the behaviour of whales migrating through the Cook Strait this year.
Solid Energy says it is unlikely that New Zealand would provide thermal coal to Ukraine, which is facing a power supply crisis. Russia has cut off Ukraine's gas supply.
Blogger Cameron Slater is facing prosecution for breaching the privacy of an Auckland businessman and publishing the information on his blog. A complaint was laid in 2012.
Police say a serious and sexually-motivated attack on a young woman took place at about 8.30am this morning in the grounds of Waikato University.
Local Government New Zealand says it will advise all councils to check their car fleets after a major case of alleged fraud in Dunedin. The council says 152 vehicles were sold fraudulently.
Police say a woman demanded cash from two Dunedin shops late last night, using a piece of glass as a weapon and then escaped on a child's scooter.
Australia will try to get one hand on the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday when they meet the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland.
Counties Manukau have beaten Otago 29-25 at Pukekohe to defend the Ranfurly Shield from their first top-flight challengers of the year.
The National Rugby League has defended the punishments meted out to past and present Cronulla players for doping.
Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were muted for a third straight evening as troops begin withdrawing from the St Louis suburb racked by nearly two weeks of racial turmoil.
Lithuania says its honorary consul in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Luhansk has been murdered. It says consul Mykola Zelenec was kidnapped and brutally killed by terrorists.
Israel says a mortar bomb fired from Gaza has killed a four-year-old Israeli child in a border collective farm. The boy is the fourth civilian in Israel to be killed in an attack from the territory.
The Fiji Labour Party says the faulty decision to disqualify Steven Singh from contesting next month's election must be promptly reversed or the poll could be delayed.
Police in Solomon Islands say it is now calm in the West Honiara settlement of Karaina after clashes between family groups from Temotu Province earlier this week.
Fiji's Electoral Commission has boycotted today's national candidate list draw at the Fijian Elections Office.
Te Manu Korihi News
The Crown has returned a historic flag to Ngai Tuhoe, to help restore injustices the iwi has suffered at the hands of the Crown. The move came as part of a formal apology. (AUDIO)
Some Te Puni Kokiri staff will have to reapply for their jobs after the Ministry of Maori Development today announced the second phase in a restructure of the organisation.
The Maori Party says it is promising to double the number of Maori and Pasifika Trades Training placements a year from 3000 to 6000 if it is re-elected back into government.
Spark is signalling this may be the last year its underlying profits will fall. It has reported a near doubling of annual net profit but its underlying result is down nearly 8 percent. (AUDIO)
Sky Network Television's net profit rose almost 21 percent, due in part to it gaining more customers and charging higher fees for its programme packages. (AUDIO)
Vector's annual net profit fell 17 percent, reflecting price-cutting forced on the electricity lines company by the corporate regulator. (AUDIO)
An Otago University study has thrown more light on the role that the varroa honey bee mite plays in spreading diseases through beehives, and in particular two viruses.
The New Zealand wine industry has confirmed a record grape harvest this year. All up, 445,000 tonnes of grapes have been picked - about 60,000 more than last year.
A Northland dairy farmer says the future is bleak for many in the industry in the region, particularly farm workers, after flooding, a fall in the milk payout and increased rates.
On The Inside
Figures from the minister of immigration's office show MPs have a significant involvement in lobbying on immigration cases. Insight reports. (AUDIO)
The days when tertiary institutions received government funding for every student who turned up and enrolled are long gone. Insight reports on the impact of stricter funding. (AUDIO)
A light-hearted opening ceremony, 45 medals for New Zealand, a standout success for cycling mixed with disappointment for triathletes, we look at how "People Made Glasgow".