Day of snow and thunder

Severe weather hits country with snow and ice in the south and severe thunderstorm risk for the north.

Murderer 'kidnapped' - lawyer

11:47am Lawyer for murderer Phillip John Smith claims his client was effectively "kidnapped" when deported from Brazil.

'Violent, opportunistic' offender jailed

Illegal immigrant tied up an elderly woman and beat her unconscious in daylight attack.

Smoke alarms save family

11:58am Six people, including an 8-week-old baby, escaped a pre-dawn house fire thanks to smoke alarms.

Harbour victim couldn't swim

The man whose body was found in Wellington Harbour on Sunday had a ticket to the previous night's Super Rugby final in his pocket.

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