Check out the news making headlines on Tuesday October 9 with onenews.co.nz.
- Pike River miners' families left disappointed after meeting with Key
- Government's "starting out" wage for teenagers sparks debate
- Jetstar has been forced to apologise for embarrassing a passenger
- Tourism NZ being 'gagged' over The Hobbit, a lodge owner says.
9.35pm The owner of a luxury lodge that overlooks some of the New Zealand locations used in The Hobbit movies says he is being prevented from advertising the scenery to attract customers.
Helen Schofield, the vet killed by an elephant at an Auckland zoo earlier this year has been honoured for outstanding contributions to animal welfare at an award ceremony this evening.
8.55pm: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner is just hours away from attempting to make a world record parachute jump from the edge of space . Watch his attempt live on the ONE News website at 1.15am.
8pm: The Pike River Mine families said they are "disappointed" after Prime Minister John Key said he would not approve a proposal to allow them to re-enter the mine to retrieve their loved ones remains.
7.30pm: The Bulldogs have been fined $30,000 for their 'Mad Monday' antics. The identities of players or staff who shouted obscene comments during the celebrations will remain secret after the ARLC handed down its investigation findings today.
7pm: Scientists have discovered two distinct genetic "signatures" for prostate cancer which may help doctors predict which patients have aggressive tumours, and design experimental blood tests to read those genetic signs like barcodes.
6.30pm: The widow of the skipper who died with seven others when his fishing boat, the Easy Rider, sank in Foveaux Strait in March is now facing five charges. Five have also been issued against the boat's operator, AZ1 Enterprises.
6.05pm: US President Barack Obama has encouraged his supporters to be "obsessive" about working for his re-election in the final weeks of the campaign, declaring himself confident that he will win on November 6.
5.30pm: The New Zealand dollar has risen to 82.27US cents from 82.02 cents, amid hopes China's government will boost stimulus policies to stop the slowdown in the economy.
5.15pm: North Korea has rockets that can hit the United States mainland, it claimed today. It comes two days after its neighbours, South Korea, struck a deal with the US to extend the range of its ballistic missiles.
4.55pm: Retired Australian cricket umpire Darrell Hair says he's not surprised by allegations that some current umpires have been caught taking bribes.
4.20pm: Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi has pardoned all political prisoners detained since the start of protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year.
4.05pm: Nine people who put up bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including two members of the British aristocracy and a Nobel Prize winner, have been ordered to pay GBP93,000 ($182,000) after Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy.
3.50pm: Police have confirmed that a badly burned vehicle located near Kaikoura yesterday contained the remains of a person's body . The body has now been removed from the vehicle, and detectives are working to identify the deceased.
3.45pm: Melissa Stokes brings you the latest news from NZ and around the world.
3.30pm: Notorious Australian crime figure Mark "Chopper" Read has collapsed ahead of a scheduled media conference in Melbourne.
3.15pm: Actress Mila Kunis has been named "the sexiest woman alive" by Esquire magazine .
3pm: Australian police have said the body of Melbourne man, Adam Troy Williams - who has been missing since December 2011 and believed to have been stuffed into a wheelie bin and dumped at a tip - will be near impossible to find .
2.45pm: Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced changes to the legal aid system , in line with the reforms of the Family Court, which she says makes it more "sustainable".
2.30pm: A British teenager has had her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen while celebrating her 18th birthday.
2.15pm: The number of New Zealand children going to school hungry is "scandalous" , according to a member of a group appointed by the Children's Commissioner to come up with strategies to tackle child poverty.
2pm: The Government has been accused of having a "cavalier attitude" towards national security , following mounting concerns about Chinese telecommunications company Huawei's involvement here. It comes after a US Intelligence report warned telecommunications operators not to do business with the company which it suspects is spying on America for China.
1.55pm: Immigration Minister Kate Wilkinson says she "can't really hypothesise" about whether she will grant controversial boxer Mike Tyson a visa to enter New Zealand, after a new application for the convicted rapist is filed.
1.45pm: Labour has slammed the Government's "starting out wage" for teenagers , saying it will only result in a cheap labour, forcing even more young Kiwis to leave for Australia.
1.38pm: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the Prime Minister's office knew about Kim Dotcom's plans to move to the country six months before John Key said he was first made aware of the internet tycoon.
1.15pm: Three players will make their Kiwi debuts this Saturday night in Townsville after Stephen Kearney today confirmed the 17 that will take the field against the Kangaroos.
12.28pm: The All Blacks have increased their lead at the top of the world rugby rankings .
11.48am: The ONE News Facebook page has been flooded with outrage after a woman was left "absolutely humiliated" when a Jetstar flight attendant demanded a 'pregnancy' medical certificate despite her not expecting a baby.
11.08am: Auckland is the only region in New Zealand where home affordability has declined over the past year, according to a new report.
10.45am: Peter Williams brings you the latest news from NZ and around the world.
10.28am: Shoreline searches will resume later today for a man washed out to sea while whitebaiting in Canterbury.
9.59am: Police say a burnt out van, found near Kaikoura, may contain human remains .
9.39am: ONE News Europe correspondent Garth Bray tweets : "Bill English tells @ONENewsNZ from Hamburg that after 4 to 5 years at US80cents+ Kiwis have adjusted to a higher dollar. What do you say?"
9.09am: The New Zealand dollar fell against the greenback and the euro amid speculation Spain is struggling to avoid a bailout request.
8.38am: The Government is expected to announce a ''starting out'' wage today in an attempt to entice teenagers into work.
8.16am: The Warriors are set to announce David Kidwell as their new head coach later this week.
7.51am: Council of Trade Unions secretary Peter Conway told TV ONE's Breakfast the exchange rate was not the only reason why New Zealand's manufacturing industry is rapidly declining . "You can't rescue every business that is failing but you could get a lot more regional development support, you could work with local employers when a business is facing a crisis, you could look at reinstituting the nine day a fortnight job support scheme."
7.35am: Police in Wales say they are not giving up in their search for the body of five-year-old April Jones - though they admit they are running out of places to look for her.
7.28am: A 78-year-old man , released on parole in 2010 after he was sentenced for "bizarre and depraved" sex acts of "indescribable cruelty" against his daughter, has been recalled to jail .
7.17am: Jack Osbourne has married 26-year-old TV star and model Lisa Stelly in the Kona-Kohala coast of West Hawaii surrounded by his famous family.
7.07am: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has revealed the full extent of the debilitating foot injury he struggled with throughout the Rugby World Cup.
7.00am: A woman has been left "absolutely humiliated" after a Jetstar flight attendant asked if she had a 'pregnancy' medical certificate to fly, despite her not expecting a baby.