Latest Bulletin: 12 am Thursday 28 August
BlogWatch columnist Peter Fowler looks at the controversy around the song "Kill the PM" and how misinformation about NZ On Air spread quickly online.
The Supreme Court has ruled that an insurance company must pay out for damages from multiple earthquakes - not just the final tremor that left a property unable to be repaired. (AUDIO)
Election 2014 - Support for National and Labour have fallen in the latest major poll out today, while smaller parties appear to have benefited from disclosures in the book, Dirty Politics. (AUDIO)
Dairy giant Fonterra is planning to invest more than $1 billion in a Chinese joint venture and boost processing capacity in New Zealand. It is sticking to its forecast milk payout of $6. (AUDIO)
Election 2014 News
Labour and the Greens say it is untenable for Judith Collins to remain a minister in the wake of her latest gaffe and the Prime Minister must step in. (AUDIO)
Finance Minister Bill English has given his strongest indication yet about the level of any tax cuts should National be returned to government. (AUDIO)
Education Minister Hekia Parata says that the Government may be open to the idea of tertiary institutions setting up schools under the partnership school scheme.
A biography about a Wellington art dealer has won the top prize at the New Zealand Post Book Awards tonight, with the judges describing it as a brilliant work. (AUDIO)
A consumer advocate says power prices should be slashed, after one of New Zealand's largest power companies posted an annual profit of almost $50 million. (AUDIO)
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has confidence in border checks, despite the arrest of a man wanted for murder in Switzerland who has been living in NZ for 13 years.
Internet businessman Kim Dotcom is in the Court of Appeal trying to avoid revealing details of his total wealth to a group of American movie and recording studios.
A jury has found a man guilty of going on a violent crime spree in Auckland targeting Asian tourists. John Koteka denied charges including aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. (AUDIO)
The family of Stephen Dudley say they've had no solace from the judicial process, now that the Crown will not appeal against the sentence given to a teen who punched him before he died. (AUDIO)
A senior Earthquake Commission engineer has told a disciplinary hearing into his professional conduct that sometimes, people just don't want to hear what he has to say. (AUDIO)
The Hawke's Bay Regional Council is keeping secret the amount of money its investment company needs to continue developing the controversial Ruataniwha Dam project.
Dunedin's Orokonui Ecosanctuary is getting a big funding boost as part of a flurry of grants for Otago conservation partnerships from a Government conservation fund.
Roger Federer's bid for an 18th grand slam title has begun with a workmanlike straight sets win over Austrailan Marinko Matosevic to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open.
The Brumbies have watered down head coach Stephen Larkham's comments that hardman Pat McCabe has retired after suffering another neck injury.
Manchester United sank to new depths when they crashed out of the English League Cup in the second round following a four-nil defeat at third-division Milton Keynes Dons.
At least 1400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in the English city of Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found. Children as young as 11 were raped.
More than 180 cabin crew have resigned from Malaysia Airlines after it was hit by two tragedies this year. One flight disappeared, while another was shot down.
A long-term ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. The truce ends seven weeks of fighting which has left more than 2200 people dead.
The Fiji High Court will this Friday hear an application by the Fiji Labour Party to re-instate a candidate on the electoral roll.
There is regret that next week's conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa will bypass the issue of creating a new category of environmental refugees.
Prospective candidates in this year's election in Tonga have been reminded they must reside in their electorates for the three months left before the poll.
Te Manu Korihi News
A row over the running of a Northland Maori immersion school has deepened with the school's commissioner releasing a draft report on his review.
An apology has been issued by designer Dame Trelise Cooper for using a native American headdress in her catwalk fashion show at New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland.
The Wairarapa branch of Ngati Kahungunu iwi is seeking feedback from iwi members about a new tribal entity. Consultation hui are happening over the next three weeks.
Air New Zealand lifted net profit 45 percent to $262 million for the year ended June, as it held costs while increasing capacity and passenger numbers. It will pay a special dividend.
New Zealand shares rose today, the benchmark Top 50 Index soaring a 48 points to a record 5244, while the dollar was mostly stronger against the currencies of major trading partners.
A mainstay of New Zealand's economy is under fire from a global think tank, which has released a report highlighting meat production's strain on resources.
The growth in the use of fodder beet as a forage crop in the beef industry has been so rapid, that seed supplies for the coming growing season are expected to run out.
The Rural Women New Zealand organisation has welcomed an election pledge by the National Party to give the rural broadband rollout a boost - but says it is a little late.
Canterbury Regional Council says it is pleasing no dairy farms had to be prosecuted for a lack of compliance with environmental standards this year.
On The Inside
In the first column in a new series Peter Fowler looks at Pam Corkery's castigation of journalists, National's housing policy launch, Kim Dotcom, and growing worries about trolls.
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 - This week, probably the most important election document was released. But, unlike Nicky Hager's book, it got scant attention.