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- Joel Loffley found guilty of murdering Baby JJ
- Child sex offender on the run in the North Island
- Firefighters battle a blaze in Whangamata
8.54pm: The 150th meeting of town and country kicked off in Christchurch today
8.09pm: Protests erupted in Jordan's capital Amman and provincial towns after the government cut fuel subsidies in a move to secure a $US2 billion IMF loan but which sent fuel prices soaring
7.38pm: Check out the recipe for the cake made especially for Prince Charles' birthday celebration.
7.03pm: Health advocates are calling for the Government to take urgent action after new figures show half of all adult New Zealanders are either diabetic or likely to contract the disease.
6.45pm: Guests are being treated to mussel sliders and whitebait omelettes at Prince Charles' 64th birthday bash .
4.21pm: A high-risk child sex offender with a history of dangerous driving is believed to be heading toward Auckland in a stolen car .
3.45pm: Queenstown residents who had their mail allegedly stolen by a postie over two years have had their late penalty fees for rates bills waived.
3.21pm: Firefighters have put out a fire at Whangamata Area School .
2.53pm: Joel Loffley has been found guilty at the High Court in Auckland of murdering Auckland toddler JJ Lawrence.
2.21pm: The trial of a man accused of stabbing Stokes Valley father of two Aaron Hadfield has been aborted .
1.47pm: Westpac New Zealand chief executive Peter Clare's total pay package has increased almost 11% in the past year to $3.8 million.
1.17pm: Sir Mick Jagger's love letters are being put up for auction.
12.40pm: Firefighters are battling a blaze at a school in Whangamata. There are no reports of injuries.
12.34pm: A man who claimed he had sex with the puppeteer behind Sesame Street character Elmo when he was minor has recanted his claims.
12.26pm: An internally flawless diamond from India's fabled Golconda mines was sold at auction for $21.48 million. The rare colourless stone weighs 76.02 carats.
11.26am: Queenstown residents who had their mail stolen by a postie have had the late penalty fees on unpaid rates bills waived by the city council.
11.18am: Mirjan Pavlovic's contract with the Wellington Phoenix has been terminated by mutual consent.
11.06am: A former New Zealand bikie is at the centre of a political row in Canberra after being given refugee status.
10.25am: The University of Waikato is commissioning a study to look at international perceptions, hopes and expectations of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
9.55am: Australians have already experienced the eclipse this morning, with day turning to night in North Queensland around half an hour ago.
9.33am: People have turned out to the Stardome Observatory in Auckland to watch the partial eclipse.
9.22am: A Gisborne daycare centre has closed after 35 children and staff members were affected by diarrhoea and vomiting.
9.02am: Motorists are being warned to avoid the Kelburn Road and Salamanca Road area of Kelburn this morning following a diesel spill. The surface is said to be dangerously slippery and at least one car has slid from the road.
8.27am: The sister of an al Qaeda-inspired gunman who killed seven people in France is looking to sue a TV channel who secretly filmed footage of her saying she was proud of her brother.
8.13am: Christchurch police are continuing their search for a missing 65-year-old woman, who has not been seen since around 7pm last night.
7.48am: A court hearing to determine responsibility for a Doha mall fire that killed three New Zealand triplets has been postponed for a fourth time.
7.37am: Customs officers in Thailand have seized 600 deadly cobras being smuggled from Malaysia. The snakes were destined for Laos where they are in demand for use in traditional medicine.
7.15am: Former Labour Party president Mike Williams says he thinks David Shearer is the right person to lead the party and that criticism comes only from a small portion of bloggers "out to get him".
6.50am: Milford Road near Te Anau remains closed today after State Highway 94 was shut off because of safety concerns due to the risk of rockfall.
6.45am: A male pedestrian died this morning after being hit by a car in Waterview, Auckland.