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Election 2014 - John Key says New Zealand contributes information from spy programmes into Five Eyes databases but has has no control over what intelligence its partners gather. (AUDIO)
A road safety charity says a plan to increase the speed limit to 110kph on some open roads under a proposal to tailor driving speeds to road conditions, is a bad idea.
Election 2014 - WATCH videos made during the 2014 election campaign by Radio New Zealand's team of digital journalists who have been following the politicians across the country. (VIDEO)
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.
For some voters in Fiji, it has been a long wait to cast their vote in the country's first election in more than eight years. The polls close at 6pm tonight.
Steven Churchis was just 17 years-old, living on the streets of Auckland and was full of beer when he attacked a homeless man and left him to die in an alleyway.
Ukrainian MPs have granted self-rule to parts of two eastern regions and an amnesty to pro-Russian rebels there, while Russia says it needs to boost troops in the Crimea.
The National Party is promising to reduce the number of people on benefits by 75,000 by 2017 and offer an incentive for beneficiaries who stay in work.
People who arrive in Christchurch from overseas homeless and jobless are getting beds at the City Mission over others who are sleeping rough. It has 37 beds in total.
First results in Fiji's historic elections are expected to start coming in about three hours after polling closes at 6 this evening.
The Silver Ferns' shooting woes continue with Maria Tutaia ruled out of the upcoming international series against Australia and England with an ongoing foot injury.
An Auckland tribal leader is threatening legal action to stop one of the Government's fast-tracked housing developments if the council does not consult with mana whenua.
The difference between what the country earned and spent internationally has widened, with the current account deficit increasing to $2 billion in the June quarter.
Gwen Dempster-Schouten cares for about 70 orphaned wallabies and a number of other displaced creatures at her enclosed wallaby park near Waimate.
PhD student Lily Chang is trying to determine if an eye test could be developed for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
Missing persons expert Diane Rowe takes us on a dark ride through the underbelly of a city not prepared to give up its secrets easily.
Dr Siouxsie Wiles explains the world's first free-walking 'soft' robot, which can navigate all kinds of terrain, and survive being run over and set on fire.
Social provocateur Will Self's subject matter often includes mental illness, illegal drugs and psychiatry. His new novel is no exception.
Aucklanders are being encouraged to create their own pollen hotels to help 160,000 hungry honey bees currently foraging for food in the CBD.
Melody Thomas meets up with the Unknown Mortal Orchestra's frontman for a tour of the city he now calls home.
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