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The US and allies said to include Arab nations have launched the first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the Pentagon says. Fighter and bomber jets were used in the attack.
Thirteen people have been injured in a serious crash which has closed part of State Highway 1 between Auckland and Hamilton. Motorists are being warned of delays in the area.
A biosecurity inspector has found a live scorpion inside camping gear at Auckland Airport. It was found in a tent coming in with a passenger from Mexico.
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over the ownership of Lonesome George - the Galapagos giant tortoise who died in 2012.
Initial inquiries into a house fire in Christchurch which claimed the life of a teenage boy suggest a stove element may have been left on, a Fire Service spokesperson says.
The public in the top of the South Island are being warned not to approach a man, wanted on a number of sex and assault charges. Shane Dibben has a spider web tattoo under his eye.
A New Zealand woman and her British boyfriend found shot dead on a beach in Libya were "in the wrong place at the wrong time", an inquest in the UK has heard.
Labour Party leader David Cunliffe wants the party to hold a primary style contest for the leadership soon, but is refusing to resign. (VIDEO)
A contractor has denied responsibility for the death of a forestry worker who was crushed by a falling tree. Lincoln Kidd died in the incident near Levin last December.
The European Union's delegate to the Pacific says a return to full aid support for Fiji should happen within a few months following last week's elections.
The All Black centre Conrad Smith says while he's disappointed in Aaron Cruden, the team has moved on from it and they need to prepare for Sunday's clash with the Pumas. (AUDIO)
A campaigner for the winner of the Western Maori seat, Adrian Rurawhe, doubts he will be able to bring about any changes for tangata whenua in the next few years.
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is backing a global investment study to better assess the risks and and opportunities associated with climate change.
A new website aims to empower tenants and encourage landlords to repair and maintain their rental properties.
Robert Johnson profiles the Polish composer who defected to Britain in 1954.
From the "criminal chromosome" to the "gay gene", claims about the influence of genes like these have led to often vitriolic societal debates about race, class, and inequality.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle is in Auckland at the first Sikh early childhood centre in the country.
A live set from pop folk artist Mahoney Harris with guests Wayne Bell, Diane Swan and Ben King.
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