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John Key is refusing to answer questions in Parliament about his contact with blogger Cameron Slater, saying he never called or texted him in his capacity as Prime Minister.
A Malaysian defence attache accused of a sex crime is expected to return to New Zealand this weekend. He is expected to appear in the Wellington District Court on Saturday.
Earlier closing times for bars and off-licence premises is only a first step to addressing levels of hazardous drinking in Wellington, the region's Medical Officer of Health says.
A man who has no use of his legs has been blasted by the police in Manukau after allegedly being caught using a shortened walking stick to operate his car's brake and accelerator.
The Airline Pilot's Association fears it will take a tragedy before there are changes to the way the courts deal with people who shine lasers at airplanes.
New Zealand needs have a look at the possibility of taxing wealth, as the gap in wealth has increased faster than the disparity in income, Children's Commissioner Russell Wills says. (AUDIO)
The Australian Federal Police has dropped a war crimes investigation into the deaths of five journalists in Timor Leste in 1975, citing lack of evidence.
Parliament's Speaker has agreed for another MP to pick up Hone Harawira's Feed the Kids member's bill for breakfast and lunch to be provided in decile one to two schools. (AUDIO)
The Auckland woman who was seriously hurt when she was attacked while trying to help another woman having her bag snatched, will leave a rehabilitation centre this week.
An audit into the Fiji military's spending shows it spent 23 million US dollars over its allocated budget in 2007, the year after it staged a coup.
Michael Cheika has been confirmed as the new coach of the Wallabies by the Australian Rugby Union, four days after Ewen McKenzie dramatically quit the job.
A Maori students' association says ongoing fee increases for tertiary study may rule tangata whenua out of top jobs. Universities are expected to raise them by the maximum amount.
Fletcher Building's profit guidance for this year has disappointed the market. The mid-point is 2 percent below analysts' consensus forecasts.
Cartoonist Randall Munroe has a cult following for his witty take on the world of science and geeks, as seen on the xkcd website. He discusses What If? with Kathryn Ryan.
A Northland Hare Krishna devotee has delivered 70,000 hot meals to school children in a bid to try and tackle child poverty in his region.
An historian and photographer with a shared interest in outdoor themes show some of the photos from their book Tramping: A New Zealand History.
Thomas Piketty sparked global debate with his proposals for taxing wealth and improving income equality. Three local economists discuss his thesis in the New Zealand context
A draft government report obtained by Radio NZ estimates the cost of economic crime to the NZ economy is between $6.1 billion and $9.4 billion each year.
From his new vantage point as a wheelchair user, Mike Gourley revisits the issue of access to the built environment.
There are strong demands coming from those working with ethnic communities in NZ for more specific legislation to help counter culturally justified crimes.
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