5:09 PM.The jury in the High Court murder trial of Venod Skantha has retired to decide if the former Dunedin Hospital doctor is guilty.
The 32-year-old denies killing 16-year-old Amber-Rose Rush in her… Read more Audio
5:12 PM.There's been another death in Samoa's measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 33.
All but four of the deaths are children - under the age of four - including one who died in the past day.
About 200… Read more Video, Audio
5:15 PM.The Rodeo Association says the cancellation of one its summer events is a blip, not a trend, and is confident rodeo's popularity is not waning in the face of opposition.
Animal welfare group SAFE… Read more Audio
5:19 PM.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described the opening of a Suicide Prevention Office a "bitter-sweet milestone".
The office was one of the key recommendations of the Mental Health and Addiction… Read more Audio
5:23 PM.Transpower says it is still trying to figure out what caused a massive power outage to the top of the North Island on Wednesday.
A circuit supplying power to Northland and the Far North tripped… Read more Audio
5:26 PM.A former Australian detective has ridiculed the National Party's zero-tolerance approach to gangs, saying the strategy has been a disaster across the ditch.
The Opposition is pitching a police unit -… Read more Video, Audio
5:33 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:37 PM.The immigration industry is crying foul over what it says is 'Trump-style extreme vetting' - aimed at keeping a lid on immigration numbers.
The number of new residents to New Zealand is the lowest… Read more Audio
5:40 PM.That's the message from emergency services frustrated with Auckland drivers who are blocking their way as they rush to critical incidents, lights flashing and sirens blazing.
Dash cam footage… Read more Video, Audio
5:52 PM.A top player with Comancheros motorcycle gang and an Auckland lawyer have admitted laundering millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains.
Lawyer Andrew Simpson was named for the first time on Wednesday… Read more Audio
6:10 PM.The government is proposing boosts to the cost of dumping waste, in an effort to reduce the amount of rubbish going in landfills.
Under a proposal announced on Wednesday morning, the landfill levy… Read more Video, Audio
6:21 PM.Heartbroken supporters of a heritage church building in west Auckland watched as it was demolished on Wednesday.
A small group of locals gathered outside St Andrews Sunday School Hall in New Lynn to… Read more Video, Audio
6:30 PM.Former Dunedin doctor Venod Skantha has been found guilty of murdering 16-year-old Amber-Rose Rush. RNZ Otago-Southland reporter Timothy Brown joins us with the details. Read more Audio