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A New Zealand-led multinational taskforce has handed over a new fuel depot and refurbished facilities such as schools and a hospital in a Cook Islands atoll.
Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 30 people, the interior ministry says. Another 126 have been injured.
Police say a post-mortem has revealed the 10-year-old Levin boy Alex Fisher suffered head trauma.
Canterbury front rower Joe Moody is flying out to join the All Blacks squad in England as injury cover for fellow loosehead prop Tony Woodcock.
A motorbike rider who is thought to have been riding in a group of five bikes is dead after two of them collided.
The President of the Council of Trade Unions, Helen Kelly, has admitted using cannabis to help cope with the side effects of lung cancer.
OPINION: Are the All Blacks ready to press on and defend their World Cup title? Barry Guy was a little more optimistic by the end of today's game against Tonga.
Communities wanting to fly the five official alternative flags before the referendum to decide a favourite are being offered a free set to display.
North Korea is holding a massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party.
Police are warning an illegal synthetic drug which put six people in hospital in Christchurch yesterday may have fatal consequences.
A drone has been used to capture images of a massive slip on State Highway 35 in Eastern Bay of Plenty that's keeping traffic to one lane.
Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton denies the New Zealand government is being kept in the dark about people being held on Christmas Island.
Vanuatu's Supreme Court has found the country's deputy prime minister and 13 other government MPs guilty of bribery charges.
A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone last year is in a "serious condition" after being readmitted to an isolation unit in London.
Canterbury have confirmed their favouritism for the provincial ITM Cup Premiership playoffs by beating Southland 39-20 in Christchurch.
A rowing club in Levin is refusing to be "bullied" out of its building next to Lake Horowhenua by local Māori who want the club to leave.
What does happiness actually mean and how do we achieve it? (An RNZ collection)
This threatened species is found only on the Canterbury Plains.
What does it mean to be colour vision impaired (the condition formerly known as colour blind)?
Hundreds of Wellingtonians danced their hearts out this week in auditions for the massive public event which will kick off next year's New Zealand Festival.
The Wireless showcase some of the best new music releases, including Conner Youngblood, Sister Something, Deafheaven and Erykah Badu's cover of Drake.
Tiny skin mites are causing mange and feather loss amongst red-crowned parakeets on Tiritiri Matangi Island.
This year's coveted 'Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death Award' was presented to Carla Valentine, who is responsible for about 300 preserved human brains.
Julie Sperring explores music inspired by the the early modernist artist Marc Chagall.
Cecilia lives in an extraordinary giant balloon house in an unusual village near to the forest of Northwood.
Two New Zealanders have been awarded the French Legion of Honour for their services during World War II.
A man is fighting for his life in Waikato Hospital after being stabbed in Kawerau late last night, police say.
Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand to use its seat on the United Nations Security Council to push for an independent investigation into the conflict in Yemen.
Authorities in New Caledonia have launched a public awareness campaign as the number of forest fires in the territory continue to increase.
Renewed violence between Palestinians and Israelis has seen six Palestinians shot dead in Gaza, reports say, and a fresh spate of stabbings.
The New Zealand junior women's football team has trounced Samoa 10-0 at the Oceania Women's under-20 Championship in Nuku'alofa.
An art exhibition by homeless west Aucklanders has come out of a collaboration between Te Whānau o Waipareira and Corbans Art Estate.
The New Zealand dollar has hit a near two-month high overnight, touching 67 US cents. So far this month, it has risen more than 4 percent.
Silver Fern Farms has challenged an alternative proposal to its deal with China's largest meat processor, Shanghai Maling, calling it a mystery and urging shareholders to ignore it.
From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.
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