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'Beast of Blenheim' gets 6 more months in jail

Stewart Murray Wilson at at the District Court of Wanganui today.

The man dubbed the Beast of Blenheim in connection with multiple sex crimes been sentenced to an extra six months in jail. The sentence was for breach of parole.

Malaysian diplomat pleads not guilty

Muhammad Rizalman outside the Wellington District Court.

Former Malaysian defence attaché Muhammad Rizalman, who is accused of attacking a Wellington woman, has pleaded not guilty to the charges he faces and elected trial by jury.

Cyber attacks up 60 percent says GCSB

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The number of reported cyber attacks on New Zealand computer networks is increasing 60 percent each year according to the Government Communications Security Bureau. (AUDIO)

Demand "insatiable" - President Xi

State welcome for Chinese President Xi Jinping at Government House Wellington. Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said his country has an insatiable appetite for New Zealand products and a new trade deal with Australia does not threaten that. (AUDIO)

Child dies after being hit on driveway


A three-year-old died after she was hit by a four wheel drive vehicle on a driveway in the west Auckland suburb of Te Atatu Peninsula this morning.

Lorde wins 6 Tuis at music awards

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Teenage singer, Lorde, has taken home a bundle of trophies from last night's New Zealand Music Awards. The 18-year-old Aucklander won six Tuis, including album and single of the year. (VIDEO)

Bridge blaze treated as suspicious

Fire service

A Tauranga volunteer firefighter says a blaze that caused millions of dollars of damage to a bridge is being treated as suspicious following number of suspicious fires in Papamoa.

No surplus a problem for National

Brent Edwards, Political Editor

Power Play with Brent Edwards - Slowly but surely, the Government appears to be softening the public up to break its promise of getting its finances back into surplus this financial year.

Fierce US storm returns to north-east

New York storm

A fierce storm is bringing more snow to parts of the US north-east, with officials warning residents to be prepared for 1 metre of new snow, after eight people died in New York state. (AUDIO)

First results declared after Solomons election

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First official results from the Solomon Islands eelctions show there will be at leat two new MPs.

McCaw's All Blacks captaincy comes full circle

Richie McCaw has "no regard for his body" says fellow All Black Kieran Read.

The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will bring up yet another milestone at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff this weekend when he captains the side for the 100th time in a test match. (AUDIO)

Maori at risk in low-end housing: expert

Professor Michael Baker

Public health specialist Michael Baker says Māori are over-represented in the number of people who die in low rental accommodation.

F&P expects big demand for health products

dollar man on crutches

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare expects to see a 20-fold increase in the number of patients using its key respiratory and acute care products within 10 years. (AUDIO)

Psa report advocates pest response plan

kiwifruit vines

An independent review of how the kiwifruit industry responded to the arrival of the vine killing disease Psa-V in 2010 has come up with 11 recommendations.