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Teenager jailed for life on murder, sex charges

Sina Solomona

A teenager who was 15 years old when he murdered and sexually violated an Ashburton mother has been jailed for life. Bronson Kelekelio will serve at least 14-and-a-half years.

Guilty verdict in homeless man murder

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A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a homeless man in an alleyway off Queen Street in central Auckland. Steven Ray Churchis collapsed when the verdict was delivered.

Man hands over keys at gunpoint

The scene where a man shot at police following a pursuit in Tauranga.

A Tauranga man threatened by a gunman in the city on Wednesday night handed over his car keys before "he went his way, I went the opposite way". The gunman also fired at police. (AUDIO)

THE BIG "G" with Gael Woods

Scotland's gold medalist Christopher Sherrington poses with the Scottish flag at the medal ceremony for the men's judo +100kg class at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Instructions to spectators at the Hampden Park athletics stadium in Glasgow are either to "Gie it laldie", or to "Hod your wheest" ... and then there's the "Weegie Wave".

Lower payout could cost farmers $1.8b

dairy milk truck.

The industry organisation representing dairy farmers says their incomes are estimated to drop by a total of $1.8 billion following a drop in Fonterra's milk price forecast from $7 to $6 per kilo of milk solids.

Graeme Hart tops NZ rich list

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The National Business Review's Rich List shows packing entrepreneur Graeme Hart is again New Zealand's richest person. It lists his empire as being worth $7 billion.

Israeli attack on UN school condemned

A Palestinian looks on at the carcass of a donkey killed earlier in the day during the strike on a UN school in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

The United States and the United Nations have condemned the shelling of a school housing displaced civilians in Gaza. The UN chief described it as "outrageous" and "shameful."

Val Adams delivers in Glasgow

Valerie Adams celebrates winning gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Valerie Adams has won the shot put title at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and in the process given New Zealand its 600th medal since the Games' inception in 1930.

EQC settles 85 percent of Chch claims

A quake-damaged Lyttelton house.

The Earthquake Commission has settled 85 percent of Canterbury building claims and paid $6.8 billion in settlements, it says. All up, 143,900 claims have been resolved.

Transparency PNG says upholding rule of law critical

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

Transparency International says the rule of law must be upheld in Papua New Guinea where a corruption case continues to cause uncertainty over the Prime Minister's office.

Ngaruahinerangi to sign settlement

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A South Taranaki tribe will sign its treaty settlement on Friday with majority support from the iwi. Ngaruahinerangi initialled its deed of settlement at Parliament last month.