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Two police officers were so concerned by a dog handler's use of force they reported it, prompting an investigation by the Independent Police Conduct Authority, police say. (AUDIO)
Up to 40 jobs could be on the line following Television New Zealand's decision to contract out its Maori and Pacific programmes to independent producers. (AUDIO)
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is vowing Canada will not be intimidated by attacks on its soil. His comments follow a shooting in Ottawa, which took a solider's life. (AUDIO)
The police are taking the investigative journalist Nicky Hager to court in a bid to access information he wants kept secret. Police searched his home earlier this month. (AUDIO)
A Kaitaia lodge owner charged with drugging guests and filming them has had two more charges laid against him - taking the total he faces to 51, including 20 of indecent assault.
Nelson businessman Tony Mount has been warned to expect a jail sentence after a judge found him guilty of more than 70 fraud charges.
The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks to discuss the Ebola epidemic and will examine screening measures at borders.
New Zealand's Parliament is restricting access to only two entry points in light of the events in Ottawa. Visitors to Parliament could find it will take longer than usual to get in. (AUDIO)
Former Havelock North music and drama teacher Charles Harter has been sentenced to three years and four months in jail for indecently assaulting children.
An Australian court has dismissed an appeal by a US fund management company which has been trying to recover 27 million US dollars owed by Nauru in government bonds.
Unwanted Black Cap Jesse Ryder's done his talking with the bat, smashing a quickfire century off just 39 balls for Otago as the Volts beat the touring Irish cricketers in a 50-over game at Lincoln.
Auckland's biggest hapu says it supports the work of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd and has officially welcomed one of its ships to Waitemata Harbour. (AUDIO)
Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler told a conference in Wellington today that facilities to move money between countries can offer both enormous benefits and risks.
A farm in South Taranaki has won the Ahuwhenua Trophy which recognises excellence in Māori farming.
A cancer scare has given Kate Baker a new outlook on life, the health system and her friends and family.
Cervantes' deluded knight and his hapless squire have inspired artists, composers and philosophers ever since the Spanish Golden Age.
Mortician Caitlin Doughty argues that our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and she calls for better ways of dealing with death.
Joystick ninja Matt Maguire discusses a culture war over the portrayal of women within games, and the way they are treated within the gaming community.
Businesses and government agencies are trying to find new ways to authenticate their customers' identities in a networked age.
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