5:11 PM.Civil Defence and NZ Police have held a press conference detailing the recovery effort so far for victims of the Whakaari White Island volcanic eruption.
"This morning we were hopeful we would be… Read more Video, Audio
5:22 PM.An urgent call has been put out to international skin banks to help treat the dozens of people burned in Monday's eruption at Whakaari White Island.
There are still 25 people in critical conditions… Read more Video, Audio
5:32 PM.An additional 1.2 million square centimetres of skin is needed to treat burns victims from the Whakaari White Island volcanic eruption, Counties Manukau DHB chief medical officer Dr Peter Watson has… Read more Video, Audio
5:42 PM.A pilot who flew critically-injured survivors off Whakaari White Island says he would go back immediately to collect those killed in the volcanic eruption, but it is not his call.
Volcanic Air pilot… Read more Video, Audio
5:50 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
6:07 PM.The burns injuries suffered by those on Whakaari White Island are so severe that 1.2 million square centimetres of skin donations is needed to treat them.
Health officials have been providing updates… Read more Video, Audio
6:08 PM.The government is promising a major spend on infrastructure over the next five years, unveiling a $12 billion boost - with more than half going to transport.
The announcement is part of a plan to… Read more Audio
6:13 PM.Locals say the Whakatāne community has been hit hard by the tragedy at Whakaari White Island.
They are doing whatever they can to help but are hoping tours continue.
One business owner says the… Read more Video, Audio
6:18 PM.Tourists say they have become more aware of the risks of travelling in New Zealand in the wake of the Whakaari White Island eruption, but it isn't a deterrent.
Tess Brunton reports. Read more Audio
6:28 PM.Newly appointed All Blacks coach Ian Foster is already talking about change and fresh ideas.
He was announced on Wednesday afternoon as the team's new head coach, replacing Steve Hansen who stepped… Read more Video, Audio
6:31 PM.The Auckland City Mission's annual Christmas parcel distribution started today to help thousands of families during the holidays.
For the first time, it's handing out food and presents at four… Read more Video, Audio