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Former ACT leader John Banks has been sentenced to community work for filing a false electoral return, but says he is innocent and will appeal against his conviction. (VIDEO)
The Prime Minister's office is denying the fibre-optic cable that links New Zealand with the world is being intercepted, following revelations an NSA engineer visited last year. (AUDIO)
Chinese group Shanghai Pengxin has signed a sale and purchase agreement for a 14,000-hectare farming station in the North Island. The deal is subject to regulatory approval.
You know the election is not far away when political parties start ramping up the rhetoric on race relations. The race debate has flared on two different fronts this week.
The Christchurch City Council is considering selling $400m of assets to address a nearly $1b shortfall in financing the city's rebuild. Mayor Lianne Dalziel doesn't want to raise rates. (AUDIO)
The New Zealand Government has donated $250,000 in aid money to help with relief work in Gaza. It has condemned the ongoing violence and said it's likely to contribute more.
Israel and Hamas have put into effect an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza on Friday. However, just hours later, Palestinian officials said four people had been killed. (AUDIO)
Firefighters are keeping watch on two fires in Southland and Central Otago overnight as it's too dangerous to fight them in the dark on Friday. No homes are under threat.
The proposed One Fiji party says its application was rejected by the Registrar of Political Parties because it didn't provide enough signatures to support its application.
The former adman, political strategist, environmental campaigner, mayor, and subject of the new biography, Wild Westie, talks with Kim Hill about his life.
A beekeeper and an astrophysicist form an unlikely relationship which is traced through parallel universes in a new play by Nick Payne.
Heather Hapeta’s 50th birthday present to herself is a backpack, a youth hostel card, an 'around-the-world' air ticket, and enough money for a year of budget travel.
Scientists have proved that some plants do respond to sound. So was Prince Charles right, and should we be talking to them?
Movie-makers and actors, videos and ephemera related to the NZ International Film Festival 2014.
The story of four convicts who spent more than nine years on the Snares Islands in the early years of the nineteenth century
Eminent historian Professor Margaret MacMillan explores the origins of the First World War, and the contemporary parallels to what happened a century ago.
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