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One of the women who died in the Ashburton Work and Income shootings yesterday was a "lovely lady" who knew everyone in the town, one of her clients says.
There's been a widespread response to events in Ashburton. John Key said he was shocked and dismayed, and Work and Income offices across the South Island closed early. (VIDEO)
The country's biggest planning hearing begins today to consider the Auckland Council's 30-year development blueprint, the Unitary Plan. Hearings will cost $12 million.
Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key says an independent person, probably a retired judge, will chair an inquiry into allegations surrounding former Minister Judith Collins. (VIDEO)
Go to our Election 2014 page for the latest on the campaign trail, Poll of Polls, Power Play, our party leader VIDEOS, Fact or Fiction?,Ask Away and The Big Issues.
The head of a sophisticated online IRD scam that cost tax payers $700,000 has been jailed. Katrina Briggs pleaded guilty to a representative charge of causing loss by deception. (AUDIO)
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong disrupted a speech explaining voting changes which rule out open nomination of candidates for the chief executive election in 2017.
The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has confirmed she has called a number of people to give evidence to her inquiry into the release of SIS information to Cameron Slater. (AUDIO)
Taranaki engineering services company ITL has announced it is to shed more than 20 jobs. A company spokesperson said several large oil and gas contracts were coming to completion.
The United Nations says it will spare no effort in seeking the release of the 45 Fijian soldiers held hostage by Syrian rebels.
In need of more defensive help, Manchester United have instead agreed to sign the Colombian striker Radamel Falcao in a 12 million dollar season-long loan deal from Monaco.
The Supreme Court has failed to resolve a sub-tribe's claim to a section of the Waikato River riverbed, and leaves its ownership in question.
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One of the leading voices in the field of climate change talks about why NZ needs to take the reins in climate change leadership.
Jack Perkins discovers an Aladdin's cave of oriental rugs and carpets in the central Wellington workshop of Anna Williams.
The man behind the Jack Reacher series talks about the success of his stories, his writing process and his use of marijuana.
Brian Scadden’s passion is old-school craft photography on cameras dating as early as the mid-19th century – some of which he designs and builds himself.
A collection of audio which explores the history of the Treaty of Waitangi, drawn from the Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero collection.
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