Check out all the latest headlines from October 19 with onenews.co.nz.
- A man has died while working on a slip clearing on the Milford Road in Fiordland.
- Offensive symbols and threatening messages have been spray painted on graves in Auckland.
- TV ONE Breakfast co-host Petra Bagust has announced that she
is leaving the show at the end of the year.
8.30pm: Not much good weather news for the long weekend. Karen has the latest here .
8.10pm: An alleged thief is in a critical condition after hiding in a Rotorua thermal pool while trying to evade police this afternoon.
7.45pm: Auckland has beaten Sydney, Bora Bora, The Whitsunday Islands and Fiji's Yasawa Islands to take out the title for Australasia's top destination in the 2012 World Travel Awards.
7.30pm: Can't watch the game? We are live scoring two sporting events tonight. The Breakers host the Townsville Crocs at the North Shore Events Centre. And, Otago host Tasman in the first ITM Cup Championship semi-final from Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
7.20pm: The opening of a key section of the Government's national cycle trail has reignited debate over the project.
7.00pm: Anger over proposed Christchurch school closures is showing no signs of abating with the Prime Minister seeing opposition to the restructure first hand today.
6.15pm: ONE News EXCLUSIVE: A woman has serious fears for her safety as a gang member is released from prison .
6.00pm: The Ministry of Justice is the latest Government department to shut down its computer kiosks following a security issue.
5.55pm: A Sydney zoo keeper is in a critical, but stable condition after being crushed by Pathi Harn, a young male Asian elephant at Taronga Zoo.
5.30pm: New Zealand triathlete Kris Gemmell is looking to go out with a bang when he races in the ITU Grand Final in Auckland on Sunday.
5.05pm: A British woman and Irish man accused of engaging in sexual activities in a Dubai taxi pleaded not guilty today , in the latest case of westerners falling foul of the Gulf Arab emirate's decency laws.
4.55pm: A man was lucky to escape injury after his jetboat ran into difficulty at Kawarau Gorge, near Queenstown, today, police say.
4.30pm: A man has
died in an industrial accident near the Homer
Tunnel, in Fiordland.
4.00pm: Police are investigating a third attempt to lure children into a vehicle by a man on Auckland's North Shore.
3.45pm: The Triathlon World Champs start tomorrow in Auckland. Here's an article on what you need to know - road closures, maps and parking restrictions.
3.20pm: Online only video: Simon Dallow brings you the latest news from NZ and around the world.
2.50pm: The hate-filled, racist views of Norwegian
mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik are the
subject of a new play
which premiered in
a small Danish theatre this week.
2.40pm: Air NZ has launched $29 'Night Rider' flights between Auckland and Wellington. The first services will depart on Monday November 5.
2.20pm: A former financial advisor involved in a multi-million dollar fraud has been sentenced to more than seven years in jail.
2.00pm: Mitt Romney has gained substantial ground on President Barack Obama on foreign policy issues but Obama still holds a narrow lead, according to a poll.
12.50pm: Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has been confirmed as the Black Caps' new bowling coach.
12:45pm: Headstones at Jewish cemetery in Auckland have been spray painted with threatening obscenities , including the Nazi Swastika.
12.22pm: New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully congratulates Australia on their appointment to the UN Security Council.
12.00pm: A painting of Tainui chief Kewene Te Haho, bought by Waikato charity for $121,000, has been judged a fake.
10.50am: Air New Zealand re-jigs management team for new boss.
10.30am: A fire has destroyed a truck on State Highway 1 near Plimmerton, north of Wellington.
10.25am: One man is in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital after an alleged attack by a man wielding a meat cleaver in Ngaruawahia.
10.20am: Shares of Google, the world's No. 1 Internet search engine, were down 9% after a brief trading halt today.
9.50am: MetService predicts a "cool to cold" southwest flow will creep over the country today.
9.25am: North Shore police confirm they are investigating two attempted kidnappings of children.
9.08am: Acting Police Commissioner Viv Rickard says that the force has made "significant progress" since a 2008 report which criticised police culture.
8.40am: The New Zealand dollar followed US stock markets lower overnight after Google missed profit estimates.
8.20am: The annual Armageddon Expo kicks off in Auckland today.
8.10am: TV ONE Breakfast co-host Petra Bagust has announced that she is leaving the show at the end of the year.
7.00am: Furry Friend Friday: A rare albino echidna is set for a bright new life after being released into the world on the outskirts of Canberra, Australia. Watch the echidnas story here.
6.50 am: Craig Heatley , Sky TV founder, tells TV ONE's Breakfast that he was "humbled" to be selected as the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2012.
6.40 am: Danny Lee is tied for second place after his opening round at the PGA's McGladrey Classic in Georgia.
6.35 am: The death of a man who was hit by a train in Avondale on Wednesday night takes the number of collisions with pedestrians in Auckland to a six-year high .
6.00 am: The UN General Assembly has elected Rwanda, Argentina and Australia to the 15-national Security Council for 2013 and 2014.