Top stories for Friday, January the 26th: More than 1400 new house consents have been granted on flood plains in Auckland since the city's devastating flooding last year.
Public health experts say it's almost certain New Zealand will have a significant measles outbreak this year.
Investigations are under way into how a ship carrying 67 people ran aground and became stranded in Doubtful Sound.
The government is being accused of broadening public service cuts to pay for its promised tax relief.
Wellington's waterfront is set to host the first ever Manu world championships