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Published: 6:59AM Thursday November 15, 2012 Source: ONE News

  • Police staff investigate a scene after an unexplained death in the Wellington suburb of Tawa (Source: Fairfax)
    Police staff investigate a scene after an unexplained death in the Wellington suburb of Tawa - Source: Fairfax

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- The High Court in Christchurch has ordered demolition work at the Christ Church Cathedral to be halted.

- A 13-year-old has admitted fatally shooting his 50-year-old caregiver at her home in Taranaki.

- Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall toured the Manawatu today.

7.55pm Porirua Police are seeking a 38-year-old man in connection with the "violent" death of a woman whose body was discovered at at Sunrise Boulevard address in Tawa, Wellington, this morning.

7.35pm A 38-year-old Italian National has died in a skydiving accident in Wanaka.

7.02pm After the death of 28 whales in Golden Bay today, Project Jonah is urging its trained Marine Mammal Medics and the public in Nelson's Golden Bay area to stay watchful for more whale strandings.

6.15pm Former Australian rugby star David Campese says Wallabies coach Robbie Deans should be sacked for "destroying Australian rugby".

5.22pm The All Blacks squad for this weekend's match versus Italy has been announced and features just one starter from last week's Test against Scotland.

4.46pm The High Court in Christchurch has ordered demolition work at the Christ Church Cathedral to be halted immediately after legal opposition was lodged by The Great Christchurch Building Trust.

4.29pm In entertainment news, Bruce Jenner is allegedly preparing to file to divorce from Kris Kardsashian.

4.08pm Wests Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys says there is no chance star five-eighth Benji Marshall will be released from his NRL contract so he can play rugby union in Japan.

3.59pm A 13-year-old has admitted fatally shooting his 50-year-old caregiver at her home in Taranaki.

3.52pm The pod of 28 pilot whales stranded on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay are to be shot by DOC staff .

3.18pm A Kapiti woman facing more than 20 theft and fraud charges has pleaded not guilty.

3.15pm Police want to hear from the passengers of a car they suspect was used in a fatal hit-and-run in Auckland. The incident happened yesterday morning on Great North Road in Auckland. Thirty-year-old Uilisuni Ofa died at the scene. A 24-year-old Point Chevalier construction worker has been charged and is appearing in court today.

3.05pm 11 whales are reported to have died at Farewell Spit, according to DOC.

1.47pm About 30 pilot whales are stranded  on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay, says the Golden Bay Department of Conservation.

1.44pm The Royal couple have met Lieutenant O'Donnell's family at the Feilding cenotaph. The Prince will next visit a nearby farm while the Duchess will head to Massey University.

1.34pm: Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Feilding, where they visited the local farmers market.

12.12pm: A Wellington woman has been found dead after a violent attack in her Tawa home, police report.

12.07pm: High-risk sex offender's car found near Auckland.

11.39am: Zlatan Ibrahimovic christened Sweden's new stadium with a sprinkling of gold today with three classy goals and one great one in a 4-2 friendly win over England. Watch here:

11.21am: Daniel Taylor, 33, collapsed as he was standing to hear charges read out at the Kaitaia District Court this morning. Taylor has been charged with 16 sex crimes in relation to four young boys.

11.10am: A coroner has called on Federated Farmers to publicise the dangers of children being left unattended on farms after finding an Invercargill toddler died because a cow trampled on his head.

10.56am: "Calm down @West_Tigers fans. Benji Marshall manager Tauber told me Benji rugby stint in Japan more likely post 2015," ONE News Australia Correspondent Steve Marshall tweeted.

10.40am: Melissa Stokes brings you the latest news from NZ and around the world. Watch here:

10.36am: Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby's bid for early release from Bali's notorious Kerobokan jail is on hold indefinitely.

10.04am: Only hours after one of its judicial officers handed down a one-week ban for trampling, the new boss of the IRB has announced All Black Adam Thomson's suspension will be reviewed .

9.39am: Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Rose Bongiovi has been arrested and charged for drug possession after allegedly overdosing this morning

9.32am: President Barack Obama said today no one has provided any evidence to indicate classified information was disclosed as a result of the sex scandal that cost retired General David Petraeus his job as head of the CIA.

9.25am: The kiwi dollar sank to 81.03 US cents from 81.67 cents at 5pm in Wellington yesterday.

9.04am: KiwiRail has apologised over the serious delays commuters have experienced on the Auckland rail network in the past 24 hours.

8.46am:  Benji Marshall's manager is to seek an immediate release from the Wests Tigers star's contract so he can pursue opportunities in Japanese rugby.

8.33am: Shares of Facebook jumped as much as 11.2% today, as investors breathed a sigh of relief that expiring trading restrictions on a huge block of shares did not trigger an immediate wave of insider selling.

8.28am: A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake has hit western Chile north of Santiago, Reuters reports.

8.15am: State Services Commission figures show public servants took twice as many sick days as those in the private sector.

7.50am: Israel has launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike.

7.22am: Health professionals are demanding more action be taken to curb diabetes.

About 9% of New Zealand adult men have diabetes and about 6% of woman. So overall its an across the board problem, Dr Kirsten Coppellform told TV ONEs Breakfast.

6.56am: Actor Channing Tatum has been named the sexist man alive by People Magazine.

6.40am: A trio of earthquakes have rattled the East Coast of the North Island this morning.

6.24am: Police and protesters clashed in Spain and Italy today as millions of workers went on strike in organised labour's biggest Europe-wide challenge to austerity policies.

6.18am: A former Kaitaia deputy principal who pleaded guilty to multiple sex offences against pupils will face more charges today.

6.03am: All Black Adam Thomson has been suspended over a stamping incident.

5.56am: Police will today continue to investigate the death of a child who was run over on a driveway last night in south Auckland.

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