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The family of an American hostage reportedly beheaded by Islamic State jihadists say they are aware of a video purporting to show his murder and are grieving privately.
A 33-year-old man charged with the murder of a prominent gang member's son has lost his bid to continue name suppression - despite his lawyer having concerns for his safety.
The Ashburton Returned and Services Association will hold a minute's silence tomorrow for a member killed in Monday's shooting at the town's Work and Income office. (AUDIO)
Election 2014 - Labour has affirmed family homes held in trusts would not be subject to its capital gains tax policy. David Cunliffe stumbled over the question in a debate. (AUDIO)
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All Work and Income offices in Canterbury are closed after a threat was made against staff, this time at a branch in Christchurch. It follows Monday's fatal shooting in an Ashburton office.
A monument to remember 300,000 Nazi victims with physical and mental disabilities or chronic illnesses has opened in Berlin - the city's fourth monument to Nazi victims.
There's been a heated exchange between National and other parties over the role of offshore investors in Auckland's property market, at an election debate in the city.
An anti-fluoride group has withdrawn its court challenge against a decision by the Hamilton City Council to reintroduce fluoride to the city's water supply.
The President of French Polynesia, Gaston Flosse, has been acquitted of corruption over the purchase of an atoll at an overvalued price.
Frenchman Gael Monfils has extended his untroubled march into the U.S. Open tennis quarter-finals by beating 7th-seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in straight sets to reach the last eight without...
The people of Pouakani are considering their next legal move, after the Supreme Court failed to back their claim to a a 32 kilometre section of the Waikato riverbed.
Dairy prices have nearly halved since February, after a further 6 percent fall to $US2782 per tonne of milkpowder in the international GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight. (AUDIO)
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Leanne Tamaki shares highlights from a trip to the very places that hold the stories of the Māori men of the 28th Battalion in WWII.
Te Papa believes that all people regardless of age should have access to art, and that a child's experience of art is equally as valid as that of an adult.
The Sacred Chisels of Tamaki Makaurau is a collective of carvers that includes representatives from the five tribal regions of Auckland.
British journalist and author John Lanchester whose new book is How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say - and What They Really Mean.
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