5:09 PM.The third and final debate on voluntary euthanasia is in full swing in Parliament.
The member's bill, sponsored by ACT leader David Seymour, would allow terminally-ill adults to request a… Read more Video, Audio
5:15 PM.Warning: This story and related coverage of the trial contain details that may be distressing.
Footage of the man accused of killing Grace Millane shows him taking a carpet cleaning machine to his… Read more Video, Audio
5:21 PM.Warning: This story and related coverage of the trial contain details that may be distressing.
The jury has also heard evidence from the woman the accused man went on a Tinder date with, while Grace… Read more Video, Audio
5:26 PM.The National Party is floating the idea of replacing Labour's tertiary fees-free policy with a scheme like KiwiSaver to pay for university or polytech courses.
The Opposition Party has released a… Read more Audio
5:30 PM.Firefighters in Queensland are facing tough conditions today, with 68 fires burning across the state, combined with searing heat and a potential shift in wind direction.
Twelve homes have been lost… Read more Video, Audio
5:40 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:44 PM.The Crown's key witness in the murder trial of a Dunedin doctor has been accused of making up a stream of lies to cover his own involvement in Amber-Rose Rush's death.
Venod Skantha denies killing… Read more Audio
5:49 PM.The Earthquake Commission has offered a formal apology for its handling of quake claims in Canterbury.
The apology from its chair, Sir Michael Cullen, is included in its just released annual report.
5:53 PM.Mums who want to breastfeed in Wellington's public pools have been officially prohibited.
It comes six months after a mother was told to get out of a pool at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre… Read more Audio
5:56 PM.In a significant win for monkey bar acrobatics and schoolyard democracy, seven-year-old Kayleigh Dryden has successfully petitioned her school for the right to ditch her pinafore uniform in favour of… Read more Video, Audio
6:09 PM.MPs continue to rise to their feet to argue for and against voluntary euthanasia, during the bill's third and final debate.
The End of Life Choice Bill, a member's bill in the name of ACT leader… Read more Video, Audio
6:15 PM.The Deputy Prime Minister's case against two top civil servants, two former government ministers and a ministry has wrapped, with the judge reserving his decision.
Winston Peters is suing because he… Read more Audio
6:19 PM.Police have released CCTV footage of a man who they believe is opportunistically preying on young women on Auckland's North Shore.
On Friday afternoon a woman in her mid-20s was assaulted from behind… Read more Video, Audio
6:22 PM.As firecrews battle over 300 bushfires in Australia, 13 firefighters have been treated for injuries.
The latest hurt was a helicopter pilot, who crashed his chopper near Toowoomba in Queensland this… Read more Video, Audio
6:26 PM.Lunch goers in Christchurch were given a special treat today as world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma made an appearance on the banks of the city's Avon River.
The free concert aimed to highlight the value… Read more Video, Audio