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Scotland votes no to independence

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results.

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence, with all of the country's 32 council areas having declared and the result being confirmed.

Open dialogue 'the best terror defence'

Forensic experts collect evidence from a house in Sydney a part of  Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raid.

Security experts say the risk of a home-grown terrorist attack in NZ can never be eliminated, but agree with local Muslim leaders that open dialogue is the best defence.

Bodies of Ebola education team found

Health workers wearing protective suits prepare to carry the body of a victim of Ebola in Conakry, Guinea.

Officials say nine members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea

Top US universities recruit in Auckland

University of Auckland Business School, Owen G Glenn building, Auckland

Leading American universities including Caltech, New York University and UCLA are recruiting students in Auckland on Saturday.

36 ballot boxes in question in Fiji polls

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Fiji elections authorities say 36 ballot boxes have been quarantined because of objections to Wednesday's polling process. Five parties say they won't accept the outcome of the elections.

Annual migration hits record-high

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The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long-term has hit an all-time high. The tide of New Zealanders heading across the Tasman has also slowed significantly.

Terror threats against Australian govt

Australian Federal Police officers are seen outside Parliament House in Canberra, after 'chatter' about a possible terrorist attack

Security at the Australian parliament in Canberra is being beefed up in the wake of a foiled terror plot. Intelligence reports indicate specific threats against the Government.

Two new Silver Ferns

Magic and Silver Fern shooter Ellen Halpenny.

Two new caps have been named in the Silver Ferns squad to play Australia in the four-Test Constellation Cup series which starts in two weeks time, while there is one surprise omission.

School bus, tanker in Canterbury crash

Emergency services were called to the crash in Cheviot just after 3pm this afternoon.

No serious injuries are being reported after a crash involving a school bus, a milk tanker, a campervan, and a four-wheel drive in Canterbury this afternoon. (AUDIO)

Fiji parties present fraud claim evidence

Voters line up at Korovuto school in Nadi

Five political parties in Fiji have presented evidence which they say back up their claims of irregularities in the country's landmark election.

Reedy taught valuable lessons for life

Amster Reedy.

Ngāti Porou teacher and mentor Amster Reedy is being remembered as a man who instilled a sense of pride and inspiration about being Māori in an urban environment.

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