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No CAA action taken despite complaints

Pilot Lance Hopping.

Despite repeated complaints about the pilot of a hot-air balloon that crashed in Wairarapa, killing 11 people, the Civil Aviation Authority took no action against him, an inquest has been told. (AUDIO)

Quake Outcasts 'left in limbo'

The NZ Coat of Arms on the Supreme Court building in Wellington.

New Zealand's highest court has been told uninsured residents in earthquake-hit Christchurch were left in limbo while waiting to hear what kind of offer they might receive for their damaged land.

Harré to stand in Key's electorate

Internet Party leader Laila Harré.

Internet Party leader Laila Harré is to stand in the Prime Minister's electorate of Hellensville, saying she wants a proper candidates' debate away from his army of spin doctors.

More gold medals for NZ in Glasgow

Richie Patterson at a session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The New Zealand weightlifter, Richie Patterson, has won gold at the Commonwealth Games in dramatic fashion, with all hope of a medal coming down to his final lift.

Warmer winter fatal for Monarchs

The Monarch butterfly is not native to New Zealand.

A booming wasp population is killing off more Monarch butterflies due to warmer weather in winter, experts believe. The insects are feeding on caterpillars and other invertebrates.

Fish and Game wants PM's written assurance

John Key

Fish and Game's chief executive wants Prime Minister John Key's written assurance that its statutory role is safe, while the Conservation Minister has dropped a threat of legal action. (AUDIO)

'Shrapnel' blamed for MH17 crash

Jerzy Dyczynsk (R) and Angela Rudhart-Dyczynski from Australia show grief as they arrive at the crash site to look for their late daughter, Fatima.

Security officials in Ukraine believe the downed Malaysia Airlines jet in suffered an explosive loss of pressure after it was punctured by shrapnel from a missile.

Hamblin, Pascoe headline day six medal chances

Sophie Pascoe

The pool and the athletics track are expected to offer New Zealand's best medal chances on day six of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Thames shooting 'not random attack'


Police say a home invasion in Thames that left two people with gunshot wounds and a 73-year-old also injured on Monday night was not a random attack. (AUDIO)

RAMSI review notes flawed impact

RAMSI Special Coordinator, Ms Justine Braithwaite, the Acting Prime Minister, Manasseh Maelanga, the Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui at a function to mark the RAMSI 11th anniversary.

A review of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands says the scaled back operation now should be talked about in the past tense.

Sykes tied with Flavell in Waiariki?

Annette Sykes.

Internet Mana's Waiariki candidate Annette Sykes says she's level-pegging with the Maori Party candidate Te Ururoa Flavell - as she launches her election campaign.