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Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias and businessman Hugh Fletcher have been given a let-off after cattle they owned were seen wading in a high country Canterbury lake. (COMMENTS)
Amandeep Kaur and her lover have been sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 17 years for murdering her husband.
A family of six, listed as in high priority need, have have been offered a West Auckland state house nearly five years after they first applied. (COMMENTS)
A prisoner has admitted stomping on the head of a murderer in the maximum security prison at Paremoremo.
Scientists are using hay bales to try and get whitebait to spawn in Christchurch rivers. (AUDIO)
The Ministry of Social Development is monitoring social media to catch beneficiaries who are defrauding the system. (COMMENTS)
A new book is providing fresh insight into the classic Kiwi trait of making statements sound like questions. (AUDIO)
Ridesharing service company Uber says a government review of the industry has taken too long and could lead to a "worsening of the status quo".
A senior podiatrist who attacked his ex-wife's partner has escaped suspension but must attend anger management classes.
A tribunal has ruled that Immigration New Zealand was right to have concerns a Sri Lankan man had entered into a marriage of convenience to stay in the country.
Labour has accused the Ministry of Education of carrying out a 'gold-plated' refit of its building, but the Ministry says the overhaul will save $27m.
Fiji's acting police commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho will reportedly continue in the role for another three months.
In New Hampshire, where voting has started in a key American presidential primary, Jane Patterson is caught up in a Bernie Sanders media scrum.
Women's world number one golfer Lydia Ko has been awarded the Lonsdale Cup for 2015.
- Margaret Wilson: sovereignty and the TPPA
- Daniel Levitin: thinking straight in an age of information overload
- Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
- Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider - Making a Murderer
- PM won't go to Waitangi
The elusive yellow octopus is arguably the smartest among invertebrates. They are playful, even mischievous. And they make excellent mothers. (AUDIO)
The English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi will be translated into 30 additional languages this year. (AUDIO)
During Pride Festival a new play - Puzzy - will put the lives of Pacific Island lesbians front and centre. (AUDIO)
As the fifth anniversary of Canterbury's Feb 22 earthquake approaches, Colin Peacock speaks with a reporter who helped document the disaster. (AUDIO)
Mental health services are supposed to avoid locking patients up in isolation – also known as seclusion. But it still happens.
New Zealand's remaining angora goat farmers are perplexed at why more people don't join their industry. (AUDIO)
Guy and Sue Trafford are about to start milking sheep on their Canterbury property to make ice cream and yoghurt. (AUDIO)
Giving former students one last chance to get final NCEA standards is not a soft option, principals say. (COMMENTS)
Parliament's back - with Prime Minister John Key using his opening statement to attack Labour's position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (AUDIO)
A New Caledonian court has sentenced eight prison inmates to between three and five years in jail over last month's mutiny.
The cultivation of cannabis for medical or scientific purposes may become legal in Australia with legistlation to be introduced by the Federal Government today.
The Hurricanes have named five World Cup winning All Blacks in their squad for Saturday's Super Rugby preseason game against the Blues in Eketahuna.
The teenager accused of sexually violating a 69-year-old woman in her Te Atatu home before murdering her can be named for the first time.
Protests are being planned for consultation hui about the government's proposed changes to Māori land laws.
All eyes are on Wall Street after panic hit world stock markets for a second day, with prices dropping sharply in Asia and Europe. (AUDIO)
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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