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Vast tent cities have sprung up in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, for those displaced by Saturday's earthquake which killed more than 3200 people.
Rough weather has hit much of the country today, bringing down trees and blowing out a window at a city intersection but MetService says the worst is almost over.
A specialist Search and Rescue team will leave for Nepal tonight to help search for victims from the devastating earthquake.
The board accused of hijacking the Ngapuhi Treaty settlement negotiations says it will accept a mediation offer by the Taitokerau District Maori Council.
A group opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership says if the trade deal is not done by mid-year, it's likely to die for the next 18 months because of the US election season.
Following Saturday's earthquake in Nepal, eighteen are dead after an avalanche hit the Everest Base Camp, a toll that is expected to rise. (VIDEO)
About 150 people gathered in Christchurch today to rededicate an Anzac sculpture and plant 500 native trees and bushes on the fringe of the city's red zone.
The Australian Prime Minister has written to the Indonesian President to plead for clemency for two drug smugglers in a last-ditch effort to stop their execution.
The navy ship, HMNZS Canterbury, has returned home after a four-week round trip to help with the relief effort in Vanuatu.
Researchers have found only about 30 percent of schools have smokefree signs at their entrances, despite a law requiring them to display them.
A group of Christchurch school girls and teachers on a trip just outside Kathmandu escaped the earthquake unscathed.
The Prime Minister has wasted little time trying to drum up support for a valuable free trade deal with Gulf states on his visit to the region.
The Chairman of Solomon Islands Parliamentary Entitlements Commission which controversially removed taxes from MPs salaries this month says he wants income taxes removed for all public servants.
SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre has been sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.
New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has won the latest LPGA Tour event, the Swinging Skirts Classic, in a playoff in San Francisco.
Historian Eugene Rogan talks to Kim Hill about the impact of the Gallipoli campaign, the fall of the Ottoman empire and the post-war agreement on the region.
American academic Andrea Jain explores the growth of modern yoga from fringe practice to global popularity.
Jesse Mulligan explores the role of sport in WW1 with sport historian Greg Ryan and Dr Ron Palenski, chief executive of the New Zealand Hall of Fame.
As we farewell the varied, complex women of ‘Mad Men’, where should we turn to next for a regular dose of ambitious career women?
Lyttleton band The Eastern perform in Christchurch with a series of Anzac-themed songs.
Listen to the Snares crested penguin, a portly bird with a mysteriously late breeding season.
When Graeme and Linda Cowley bought Auntsfield Estate in Marlborough there was no sign of the vineyard that had been established in 1873.
A new local television series starting this weekend looks at New Zealanders and World War One. Co-writer Gavin Strawhan explains the genesis of the project.
Pioneering Pacific reggae group Herbs talk about the politics and times behind their Classic NZ Record Award-winning 1981 mini album.
It has been a bad weekend on the roads, with six people killed in five separate crashes since 9pm on Friday.
Asset sales are the number one issue among the 1000 people who have so far handed in submissions on the Christchurch City Council's Long Term Plan.
Tim Groser, the Minister for Trade Negotiations, is cautiously optimistic in an agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership in the next few months.
The Cooks Islands Government has defended its fishing policies following a protest and march against the use of fish aggregation devices.
Author Harper Lee has started a non-profit company to produce a play of her iconic book To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute was set to end the show.
The Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst won't lose any match time after receiving a warning for a dangerous charge during his side's 35-19 Super Rugby win over the Reds.
A Northland Maori elder and army veteran says the Prime Minister has no mandate to change the flag so many people fought and died under.
A new report says the economic value of the world's oceans is eroding fast, due to pollution, ocean acidification, overfishing and a host of other ills.
From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.
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