5:08 PM.Warning: Content discussed may upset some people
The defence has finished calling evidence in the trial of the man accused of murdering the British backpacker, Grace Millane.
On Wednesday, the jury… Read more Video, Audio
5:14 PM.The Prime Minister is distancing herself from questions around Labour's coalition partner New Zealand First and political donations, as the pressure continues to mount.
The New Zealand First leader… Read more Video, Audio
5:20 PM.A proposed new electorate in South Auckland has been tipped by academics to favour National.
Half of New Zealand's electoral boundaries are expected to change before next year's election due to… Read more Audio
5:24 PM.A huge hailstorm battered Timaru on Wednesday afternoon, damaging cars and roofs.
Witnesses say the hail was the size of golf balls and forced frightened residents to take cover.
Timaru woman Maria… Read more Video, Audio
5:26 PM.As Samoa's measles epidemic worsens, other Pacific countries are taking strong measures to keep their populations safe.
Last night Samoa's health ministry confirmed 16 people have died, with the… Read more Audio
5:38 PM.The former Dunedin doctor accused of murdering Amber-Rose Rush threatened another teenager after indecently assaulting her, the High Court has heard.
Venod Skantha denies killing the 16-year-old in… Read more Audio
5:40 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:42 PM.A flash new playground has been unveiled on Parliament's grounds, amid growing calls for the government to take more action to help lift kiwi kids out of poverty.The Prime Minister and the Speaker cut… Read more Video, Audio
5:49 PM.It's grey all the way for Carterton's clock tower, with a little ray of sunshine yellow.
Just over of those who voted backed that colour combination for the town's tower.
The other grey and white… Read more Video, Audio
5:54 PM.The mystery of the hundreds of dead rats on a West Coast beach remains unsolved.
Tests were done on a small sample of the 680 rodents found a week and a half ago, to see if they had been poisoned by… Read more Video, Audio
6:08 PM.Hundreds of royal fans turned out for an historic day at Waitangi on Wednesday, to see the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
It has been 25 years since… Read more Video, Audio
6:12 PM.The Green Party says letting illegal guns into New Zealand for the APEC summit makes a mockery of the work being done to reform the country's gun laws.
The Greens are opposing a bill that would allow… Read more Audio
6:16 PM.South Australia's Country Fire Service is warning people in extreme and catastrophic fire danger areas to enact their bushfire survival plans.
A total fire ban is in place across South Australia… Read more Video, Audio
6:24 PM.Hundreds of mourners have paid their respects and shared their aroha for actor, playwright and producer Nancy Brunning.
Over 400 people descended on Raukawa marae in Otaki to say their final goodbyes… Read more Audio
6:27 PM.A devastating start to the Kokako breeding season is worrying those trying to save the threatend native bird.
Two chicks, three nests and five eggs have been destroyed by rats at the Forest and Bird… Read more Video, Audio