Check out all the latest headlines from October 17 with onenews.co.nz.
- Hacking teacher employed by Winz's IT company
- Akshay Chand not guilty of murdering Christie Marceau due to insanity
- Police union says gang associates have tried to enlist
- Oracle's America's Cup boat has capsizes
8:55pm: A survey of popular swimming spots in NZ has found many unsafe for swimming . The Ministry for the Environment monitored 210 spots on rivers, lakes and streams and found 24% were graded 'Fair' to be used for swimming, 24% were graded 'Poor' and 21% were 'Very Poor'.
8:14pm: The chances of getting longer paid parental leave are looking slim . Boosting the entitlement from 14 to 26 weeks would cost about a third of what Bill English has claimed. But the Finance Minister is not backing down on his threat to veto a Labour bill that would see paid parental leave extended.
8:00pm: One of NZ's most successful contemporary artists is facing criticism in Australia for a statue he was commissioned to sculpt for the Queensland government. Michael Parekowhai's piece The World Turns is a large bronze elephant on its head, looking at a rat. Queensland Arts Minister Ros Bates calls it an appalling waste of money.
7:40pm: Oracle's huge America's Cup boat has capsized in the San Francisco harbour , leaving damage strewn across the water. The AC72 catamaran was put up on its end in 25 knot winds and eventually tipped over. Nobody was hurt but the boat is a write off.
6.30pm: An employee of the IT company contracted to test Work and Income's kiosks teaches hackers how to break into them, ONE News has discovered. The Singapore-based New Zealander, who works for Dimension Data, claims that all kiosks are so insecure he can break into any of them in less than two minutes.
5.45pm: Two of the men who were in a boat that capsized in Tauranga Harbour last night have been charged with theft of the boat. The men, both made it to shore after the boat sank. Search teams are continuing to look for 23-year-old Shaun Hogarth who hasn't been seen since the boat capsized. Police are also trying to locate Liam Kane who made it to shore but then disappeared.
4.51pm: A judge has ruled the man accused of murdering Auckland teenager Christie Marceau is not guilty due to insanity at the time of the crime. The High Court ruling means Akshay Chand will not face trial on the murder charge. He has been committed to a psychiatric unit indefinitely.
4.35pm: The Labour Party warns that a freeze on police funding may mean gang members trying to infiltrate the force will go unnoticed.
3:52pm: US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney clashed repeatedly on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate , with Obama moving aggressively to challenge his opponent. Obama was much sharper and more energetic than in their first encounter two weeks ago, when his listless performance was heavily criticised and gave Romney's campaign a much-needed boost.
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3.01pm: A boat located by Matakana Island this morning has been confirmed as the one that capsized in Tauranga Harbour last night with four men on board. It was found during a search for one man still missing, Shaun Hogarth, 23, from Tauranga. Police say inquiries indicate that the boat was stolen.
2.35pm: US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have disagreed over the economy in their second debate , with Obama under heavy pressure to turn in a sharp and energetic performance three weeks before polling day. Obama was aggressive at the start of their encounter today, slamming the Republican's economic plan.
2.28pm: Police have cleared the scene of a truck and trailer fire near the Ellerslie/Panmure off-ramp on Auckland's southern motorway. Traffic is now flowing again both south and northbound. There is still a tail of traffic remaining however, and police expect this will be cleared within the hour. There were no injuries in the incident.
1.55pm: President Barack Obama's camp promises the American public will see a more energised candidate as Obama tries to keep Republican challenger Mitt Romney at bay in a high-stakes debate three weeks before Election Day.
1.28pm: Thousands of people have reported feeling a deep 5.5 quake that struck near Taupo today.
12.55pm: A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck 10 kilometres north-east of Taupo this afternoon.
12.16pm: Crusaders assistant coach Daryl Gibson has resigned for the 2013 season, chief executive Hamish Riach and head coach Todd Blackadder announced today.
11.51am: A truck and trailer has burst into flames on Auckland's southern motorway. Police and fire are at the scene.
11.31am: Nosh Food Market has taken out the top prize for the 2012 'Ham of the Year' at the annual 100% Bacon & Ham competition.
10.35am: A man convicted for a family violence assault who escaped from custody on October 3 has been arrested by police.
9.56am: Hilary Mantel has became the first woman and first Briton to win the coveted Man Booker prize for fiction twice, with Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to her acclaimed Thomas Cromwell history Wolf Hall.
9.50am: Hone Harawira has pleaded not guilty at the Auckland District Court to failing to remove his vehicle from a road during a protest last week.
9.19am: The person responsible for designing the Winz office kiosks at the centre of a privacy breach was "incompetent" and made "basic mistakes", IT Security Expert Daniel Ayers told TV ONE's Breakfast this morning.
8.42am: China and New Zealand customs have agreed to work together to combat the smuggling of pharmaceutical products used to manufacture P. Customs Minister Maurice Williamson has been in talks with officials during a two-day visit to the Asian country.
8.26am: Police have released the name of the teenager killed when his bicycle collided with a milk tanker. He was 14-year-old Lambros Theodosiou from Moerewa.
8.06am: Channel 7's Sunrise programme will host Gangnam Style singer Psy this morning while he is visiting Australia on a promotional tour. Yesterday he tweeted a picture of himself with Australian Hugh Jackman with Wolverine claws.
8.02am: TV ONE's political editor Corin Dann says David Shearer's claim to have video footage proving John Key's knowledge of Kim Dotcom spying has "come back to bite him".
7.55am: British American Tobacco New Zealand says a potential move to force cigarettes into plain packages sets a dangerous precedent in intellectual property rights.
7.40am: President Barack Obama's camp is promising a more energised and visionary debate against Republican Mitt Romney today. Watch the live stream on onenews.co.nz from 2pm.
7.35am: A report that shows more than half of freshwater recreational sites surveyed have poor or very poor water quality should be a wake-up call for the Government, Labour's environment spokesperson Grant Roberston.
7.16am: Police say it is possible a man who went missing off the coast of Tauranga last night managed to swim ashore but has not made contact. He was with three others who made it to land after the dinghy they were in capsized around 8pm.
7.10am: Johnny Depp will help launch a new book imprint in conjunction with Harper. One of the titles under the new imprint, titled Infinitum Nihil, will include The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan.
6.56am: Ford is recalling 262,000 Fiestas made between the years of 2011-2013 to reprogram the passenger side curtain air bags.
6.50am: Arson is suspected in a fire this morning that targeted an unoccupied house in Manurewa.