5:08 PM.A Southland community is reeling after the death of an eight-year-old boy on Wednesday night.
Emergency services were called to a house in the rural town of Otautau at about 10:30pm after being… Read more Video, Audio
5:13 PM."Yes we could do harm" - that admission from the psychiatrist in charge of the 1000 letters suicide study - which calls for people to submit suicide notes in the name of research.
The study, that… Read more Video, Audio
5:27 PM.A Pasifika mother of two has helped launch a petition urging the police to scrap their armed response pilot, saying she's worried about her community's future if it becomes permanent.
The units, made… Read more Video, Audio
5:34 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:39 PM.Principals say they are scraping the barrel and hiring teachers they would prefer not to in a desperate bid to fill classrooms for the next year.
The Education Ministry is forecasting a shortfall of… Read more Audio
5:42 PM.Warning: Some details in this report are confronting.
The cruel treatment of boys in social welfare homes in the 1970s and 1980s has been graphically outlined at the Royal Commission investigating… Read more Audio
5:55 PM.There has been no time for World Cup skiing champ Alice Robinson to celebrate her success, as she is rushing home from the slopes of Austria to complete her NCEA level 3 studies.
Seventeen-year-old… Read more Video, Audio
6:08 PM.The green light has finally been given to a hardship fund for businesses that have been badly affected by delays with Auckland's City Rail Link.
The $4.4 billion construction project is running… Read more Video, Audio
6:11 PM.Samoans are flocking to hospitals and clinics on Savaii and Upolu after news of two more measles related deaths.
The virus was last week suspected to have killed a 14-month old toddler and the… Read more Audio
6:14 PM.National's associate health spokesperson Shane Reti is at odds with his leader over whether solo parents should be required to immunise their children in order to receive a benefit.
The idea has been… Read more Audio
6:25 PM.Wellington ferry operator, East by West, has been fined $380,000 for speeding in restricted areas, and grounding, which significantly damaged the boat.
The City Cat vessel was travelling close to a… Read more Video, Audio