5:00 PM.The fatal hot air balloon crash in Wairarapa sparks an urgent nationwide investigation. More than 300 jobs slashed from the Foreign Affairs ministry and the Gillard - Rudd showdown in Australia. Audio
5:07 PM.The hot air balloon that crashed into powerlines near Carterton last month, killing 11 people, may not have been airworthy and there's now an urgent investigation into whether the other 74 hot air… Read moreAudio
5:19 PM.A former tenant of the 18-storey Forsyth Barr building has recalled the DIY techniques he used to help colleagues abseil out of a window, after 15 flights of stairs collapsed during the February… Read moreAudio
5:35 PM.A High Court jury has heard details of text and online conversation with one of the people charged over the police raids in Te Urewera ranges, in which he says the group was training to kill. Audio
5:47 PM.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is proposing to scrap its Maori Policy Unit and hire a kaumatua; The Maori Party says the Government's latest decision on planned partial asset sales is a… Read moreAudio
5:54 PM.A major seafood importer in the United States is demanding an explanation from the fishing company Sanford, about new allegations of poor labour conditions aboard it's foreign charter fishing vessels.
6:07 PM.The hot air balloon that crashed in Wairarapa last month killing 11 people on board was not airworthy, and now urgent inspections are underway to make sure the country's 74 other balloons are safe. Audio
6:45 PM.The Maori Party says the Government's latest decision on planned partial asset sales in a step in the right direction; The Maori Policy Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is facing the… Read moreAudio