Fire destroys home just hours after alarm check
1:55pm House destroyed by fire within hours of young family moving in had smoke alarms checked that day.
12:26pm Labour leader makes pitch to small business in his state of the nation speech, promising lowest rate of unemployment in the developed world.
12:28pm Abigail Jane Schmal-Singleton is understood to be the six-year-old killed while riding a quad bike in Masterton.
A builder has admitted his role in an attack on cricketer Jesse Ryder outside a Christchurch bar.