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Man found dead in bale was homeless

The body of a 40-year-old homeless man found in a cardboard bale at a recycling plant in Hamilton had been taken there by truck, police say.

Te Papa halts Snell singlet purchase

A singlet thought to have been worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Olympics is not authentic, Te Papa says - and it is calling off its $122,500 purchase. (AUDIO)

Armed police hunt wanted man in Palmerston North

Armed police have cordoned off an area in Palmerston North after a wanted man fled from officers this morning.

Minister dismisses racial profiling claims

Customs does not racially profile passengers entering New Zealand or target them because of their religion, the minister says.

South Island drought to be longest ever

The South Island's east coast has had its drought classification extended until the end of the year.

Man who tortured 17yo woman jailed

An Auckland man who horrifically tortured a woman for days with a hammer and pliers has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

DHB slammed for polluting North Shore lake

An Auckland health board needs to admit it has caused major pollution in a local lake and publicly apologise, a local Forest and Bird group says. (AUDIO)

Three jobs but still struggling

A Porirua couple who work almost 80 hours a week still struggle to afford food for their two young children. (AUDIO)

Lorde gives $20k to help feed hungry schoolkids

Pop star Lorde has donated $20,000 to a group trying to feed hungry school pupils in the Hutt Valley that was struggling for funding.

Call for unity on solving cycleway issue

Wellington City Council has been urged to show leadership and fix the Island Bay cycleway.

Largest uncut diamond set for sale

The second-biggest rough diamond ever found is on sale, one of three big diamonds found recently after a break of more than a century.

NZ always reviewing security - PM

New Zealand is continuing to review security arrangements after this week's terrorist attack in Istanbul, says Prime Minister John Key.

Iwi opposition to Kapiti Expressway turned around

Providing jobs for locals and protecting culturally significant sites has helped ease the anxiety of Te Ātiawa iwi about the Kapiti Expressway near Wellington.

Vanuatu union concerned with social media restrictions

A Vanuatu union leader says the restriction of social media access to government workers will limit public debate.

Airport attack: Turkey mourns as death toll rises

Turkey is observing a national day of mourning after a suicide attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport killed 41 people, including 13 foreign nationals.

Minister 'satisfied' with Waterview steel

The steel used in NZ's biggest road project is up-to-standard and safe, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says, following questions about its testing. (AUDIO)

Whānau Ora not living up to promise - Labour

The Māori Party's flagship Whānau Ora programme is under pressure to tell the public what it's achieving with millions of dollars of funding.

Australian milk payouts set to drop

Australia's two largest milk processors have cut milk prices for the coming season to no more than $5 per kg.

All Black trio return for the Blues

The Blues will be boosted by the return of All Blacks Jerome Kaino, Patrick Tuipulotu, and Ofa Tu'ungafasi for Saturday day night's Super rugby match against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Auckland port study packed with 'political posers'

ANALYSIS: The study into the future needs of Auckland's port will disappoint those looking for new insights into whether the council-owned port should stay or go.

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