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The names of the women shot in Ashburton's Work and Income office yesterday have been released. Peggy Noble and Susan Cleveland died, while Lindy Curtis was seriously injured. (AUDIO)
Placing armed guards at Work and Income offices is a step too far but staff will be asked what measures they want implemented, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says. (AUDIO)
A lasting settlement in Ukraine will not come through military means, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says. Mr Ban was speaking during a visit to Auckland.
The Work and Income office in Blenheim has closed its doors after a man phoned this morning, threatening to turn up with a gun. Police are trying to identify the caller.
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A major slip has closed State Highway 2 between Napier and Gisborne. The road will be closed until further notice, and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Ukrainian forces have suffered a series of setbacks, including being forced to withdraw from Luhansk airport, as pro-Russian rebels advance in the east of the country.
The Labour Party has laid a complaint with police in relation to the resignation of Judith Collins, asking for an urgent investigation into allegations against her. (AUDIO)
The country's biggest planning hearing begins today to consider the Auckland Council's 30-year development blueprint, the Unitary Plan. Hearings will cost $12 million.
Activists have reported renewed fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces in the Golan Heights, where 44 Fijian peacekeepers were taken by the rebels on Thursday.
The Canterbury shot-putter Tom Walsh has beaten a strong field at the a World Challenge Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.
A Waikato conservation group fighting to bring back North Island kokako to Mount Pirongia says it is pleased its efforts will be boosted by Government funding.
Datacom's annual net profit jumped 43 percent reflecting a profit from selling an Asian call centre. The IT business posted a $51.4m for the year ended March.
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