Top stories for Friday 8 December: Thousands of Palestinians are continuing to stream into Rafah, near the border with Egypt, trying to escape the intense fighting in southern Gaza.
A senior Labour MP has gone further than the most of his party in labelling Israel's actions in Gaza, genocide.
Auckland Council has voted against the proposal for tunnels under the Waitemata, a day after a report showed it would cost 56 billion dollars.
The new government has instructed Te Pūkenga to halt its multi-million-dollar transformation.
An assessment expert says imposing co-requisite testing in literacy and numeracy to pass NCEA could result in students giving up entirely without completing school.