5:08 PM.The sister of a man who died after his seat belt failed in a crash, a month after the car was given a warrant, says she has accepted NZTA's apology for its part in her brother's death, but she feels… Read moreAudio
5:16 PM.Locals are cleaning up in Middlemarch, where some streets were transformed into sewage ponds by Tuesday's downpour. Now they're looking for answers as to how their area could be so badly affected. Video, Audio
5:24 PM.Dargaville locals given vouchers to get a free warrant after a local garage lost its licence aren't too concerned about getting their cars re-checked, while the garage owner struggles to come to terms… Read moreVideo, Audio
5:35 PM.The state-owned bank yesterday announced its Johnsonville, Petone, and Stoke branches will close. Today it also announced 13 new, stand-alone bank branches, which won't be associated with a post shop.
5:39 PM.Former National MP Jami-Lee Ross attended the opening of Middlemore Hospital's new Tiaho Mai mental health unit this afternoon, his first public appearance since his release from mental health care. Audio
5:41 PM.The public may know before Christmas whether classified information on a controversial Defence Force raid in Afghanistan will be released. An inquiry is examining allegations New Zealand soldiers… Read moreAudio
5:48 PM.South Taranaki mayor Ross Dunlop says he has no plans to resign after it was revealed he was on a judging panel that awarded second prize to a float in an A&P parade featuring people in 'blackface'. Audio
6:08 PM.The west Otago town of Tapanui has been warned it could run out of water this evening, as locals aren't doing enough to conserve it. Meanwhile the township of Henley, just south of Dunedin, remains… Read moreAudio