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Key reveals terrorist response speech date

John Key in Albany

Prime Minister, John Key, will give his much awaited speech on New Zealand's response to the threat of foreign terrorist fighters on Wednesday.

Teen charged over Luke Tipene's death

Luke Tipene

A teenager has been arrested and charged with the murder of young star rugby league player - Luke Tipene - in the Auckland suburb Grey Lynn last night, police say.

All Black stars make USA comeback

Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams, 2010.

The return of code-hopping centre Sonny Bill Williams and injured flyhalf Dan Carter will be centre-stage when New Zealand play the United States in Chicago on Sunday.

Healthcare prepare to treat Ebola

Middlemore Hospital's clinical head of infectious diseases, Stephen McBride, dressed in personal protection gear.

Hundreds of frontline primary and community healthcare workers in the Auckland region have been preparing to identify and treat suspected cases of Ebola.

Lorde thrills crowd at Wellington show

Lorde performing on the TSB Arena, Wellington

Review - The excitement was palpable at Lorde's sold out crowd at the TSB Arena in Wellington last night, where she showed her talent has been refined on the world stage.

NZ troops march to honour WW1 bond

Army in Albany

New Zealand troops are taking part in a march through the Western Australian port town of Albany this afternoon as part of First World War commemorations.

Canterbury quake payouts hit $13b

Christchurch earthquake

Insurance payouts for the Canterbury earthquakes have hit the $13 billion mark, with over half of all private claims settled, the Insurance Council says.

Housing NZ 'will stay dominant provider'

Paula Bennett

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says Housing New Zealand will remain as the dominant provider of social housing for those who need it, despite the sale of state houses.

Investigation after Virgin Galactic crash

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has crashed during a test flight over California.

Investigators say there is a massive search site after a Virgin Galactic spaceship making a test flight in California crashed, killing one pilot and badly injuring the other.

Tahiti's Fritch calls for stop to rumours

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The French Polynesian president says he is rejecting rumours that his government is to face a no-confidence motion from within the ruling Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party.

Kiwis edge impressive Samoa

Shaun Johnson of New Zealand makes a break against Josh McGuire of Samoa.

The New Zealand rugby league team have come from behind to narrowly beat Samoa 14-12 in their Four Nations clash at Whangarei.

Forestry contractors welcome review

Forest Industry Contractors Association president and managing director of Kajavala Forestry, Jacob Kajavala.

The Forest Industry Contractors Association is welcoming the recommendations of a major review into safety and workplace practices in the industry.

ANZ optimistic after $1.7bn profit

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New Zealand's largest bank, ANZ, is expecting the economic environment to be favourable for it over the next year.

Weather causes potato harvest headache

Potato fields in Pukekohe.

The early season potato crop is now being harvested around the country as planting of the the main crop, to be harvested next year, begins in earnest.