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More than three million Syrians have now fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees - a million of them in the past year alone, the UN says, while over 190,000 have died in the conflict.
The Department of Corrections is defending its treatment of prisoners after a United Nations report sharply criticised the state of New Zealand's detention centres. (AUDIO)
Election 2014 - Labour leader David Cunliffe says the party may not be able to stop Lochinver Station in Hawke's Bay being sold even if it leads the next government after the election.
People living opposite Wingatui racecourse say its subdivision will wreck their views with a row of "beige McMansions". The racing club wants funds to become a training centre.
Go to our Election 2014 page for the latest on the campaign trail, POLL of POLLS, POWER PLAY, our party leader VIDEOS, Fact or Fiction?, Ask Away and the Big Issues.
A coroner says the Government needs to do more to ensure safety on board foreign fishing vessels in NZ waters in a ruling over a Korean fishing boat that sank, killing 22 crew.
Malaysia Airlines has suspended trading in its shares ahead of an announcement on a restructuring plan aimed at keeping it in business following two air tragedies.
Both major parties have slipped in polls taken in the wake the book Dirty Politics. National slid below 50% to 49.1% and Labour is back down to 25.5% after briefly crawling over 26%.
Christchurch ratepayers landed with a 7.5 percent increase are likely to face more pain as changes to what the city council can charge property developers leave a $32 million shortfall.
Fiji's military commander has ruled out withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Golan Heights, after 43 were captured by Syrian rebels overnight.
All Whites striker Marco Rojas has been ruled out of next week's camp and the match against Uzbekistan as he'll instead turn out for his new German second division club.
The Maori Party said it wants to encourage more young Maori to participate in tertiary education at the launch of their tertiary education strategy in Palmerston North today.
KiwiRail has reported an increased loss. The state-owned rail operator lost $248 million in the year to the end of June - $73 million more than the previous year.
The architect of Christchurch's cardboard cathedral talks about providing shelter, community centres and spiritual places in post disaster zones.
Discussions with party leaders, portfolio holders and potential politicians prior to the 2014 Election.
An award-winning project by photographer Robin Hammond documents the living conditions of people with mental illness in many strife-torn African regions.
A look at the first New Zealand military action in the First World War, the acquisition of German Samoa.
Vote for your favourite classical music, and we will unveil the best loved orchestral works live at the Auckland Town Hall.
Keyboardist Murray Burns of the classic kiwi new wave/electro-pop band talks about their heyday, and why they're on the road again.
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