5:00 PM.Housing New Zealand axe staff while spending more on contractors. Thousands of people stopped from getting benefits they're not entitled to and accused lawyer claims phone planted by prison staff. Audio
5:40 PM.A High Court Jury in Wellington has been unable to reach a verdict in the defamataion case that freelance journalist Jon Stephenson took against the Defence Force and its chief, Lieutenant-General… Read moreAudio
5:42 PM.Rolling Stone Magazine is defending its cover story on the Boston bombing suspect which has triggered outrage and led the city's mayor to accuse the magazine of rewarding a terrorist with celebrity… Read moreAudio
5:46 PM.The Ngatiwai kaumatua, conservationist, and top-flight rugby player Laly Haddon has died; Ngai Tahu says it's prepared to take on the job of commissioning agency for Whanau Ora under its new… Read moreAudio
6:18 PM.The backers of an 11 kilometre tunnel linking Queenstown and Milford Sound have ditched plans for a judicial review, after the Minister of Conservation declined their application to build the project.
6:40 PM.The free-lance journalist who took a defamation case against the Defence Force and its chief is disappointed the Jury hearing the trial could not reach a decision, and has not ruled out further legal… Read moreAudio
6:46 PM.Ngai Tahu says it's prepared to take on the job of commissioning agency for Whanau Ora under its new governance structure; The Ngatiwai kaumatua, conservationist, and top-flight rugby player Laly… Read moreAudio