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Prime Minister John Key has rejected calls for the State Services Commissioner to step down over his handling of the resignation of Roger Sutton, despite a "significant miscalculation."
Opposition parties say they are yet to see any evidence that new legislation to be introduced to parliament aimed at protecting New Zealand from foreign fighters is necessary.
A tearful Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
A major coroner's inquest begins this morning into the death of an Otago prisoner of a suspected drug overdose amid allegations prison staff failed in their duty of care.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan. Officials say the bomber walked into a crowd of spectators.
The country's only privately-run prison has had more prisoner assaults than any other jail for the last three years and unions say the figures show it is simply not safe.
The body of a man has been found in thick bush on Mount Maunganui in Tauranga. Police were called by a member of the public.
New Labour Party leader Andrew Little will announce his caucus line-up this morning and says there may be some surprises. He will also indicate to caucus who he would like as deputy.
A senior adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country.
The Solomon Islands Prime Minister has lost his seat in the country's general election, with most of the 33 returning MP's running as independents.
Huge bonuses are at stake on the final day of the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship in Florida and the New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is a major contender.
A bishop's crozier gifted to the Anglican Bishop of Auckland in 1914, is being gifted to the Anglican Maori Bishop at a ceremony on Sunday. The crozier is an intricately carved pastoral staff.
Millions of dollars of deals in dairying, telecommunications and food research have been announced during the Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to New Zealand.
Anthropologist Dr David Boarder Giles has been investigating our cultural relationship to food consumption and wastage and he says the trash talks.
The development of the oral contraceptive pill in the 1950s was a massive development scientifically, with an equally significant social and cultural impact.
Cosmo Kentish-Barnes soaks up the atmosphere and meets some of the livestock competitors at the Canterbury A&P Show.
Visual displays, such as Google Glass can provide information in search and rescue, law enforcement, or firefighting operations, but how will they influence performance?
The history of Fletcher Construction is also a history of New Zealand's industrial and infrastructural development, including housing, paper, steel, and electricity manufacturing.
A University of Otago psychologist is optimistic that games could be a successful early intervention for preschoolers at risk of being diagnosed with ADHD.
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