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Wife humiliated and insulted, Banks says

John Banks

The wife of former ACT MP John Banks was humiliated and insulted during his High Court trial after being labelled an unreliable witness, he says. (VIDEO)

Dotcom 'breached bail conditions'

Kim Dotcom in the Auckland District Court.

Crown lawyers claim there is a growing risk internet businessman Kim Dotcom will flee New Zealand and say he should be kept in prison ahead of his extradition hearing.

Anti-terror bill condemned for haste

beehive and parliament building

People making submissions on the anti-terror bill this evening have condemned the Government for rushing it through Parliament without proper consultation.

Two dead, seven hurt in tanker crash

Emergency services at the scene earlier today.

A collision between a Fonterra milk tanker and a van south of Rotorua has left two people dead and seven others in hospital injured. The crash happened on SH5 near Reporoa.

Rebuilding after a super storm


Filipino journalist Norman Zafra, in Wellington for the past two years, returned home for The Wireless to report on the rebuild after Supertyphoon Haiyan.

Smith defiant as he leaves Brazil

Phillip Smith

Convicted murderer and child molester Phillip John Smith has been deported from Brazil and will land in Auckland tomorrow. Police footage of his departure has been released. (VIDEO)

Unco-operative prison guard named

Jai Davis died in prison in February 2011.

An Otago prison guard who refused to co-operate with the inquest into a prisoner's death can be named as Fred Matenga - the husband of a senior prison manager. (AUDIO)

Advice sought on PM destroying texts

John Key in Wellington in November 2014.

The Green Party has asked the Chief Archivist to look into whether Prime Minister John Key is destroying public records by deleting all of his text messages. (AUDIO)

Sunny Queensland hit by huge storm


Tens of thousands of Queenslanders are without power and facing a huge clean-up after a storm hit yesterday, bringing with it cyclonic winds and softball-sized hail.

Tahiti asks France for nuclear compensation

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The French Polynesia assembly has adopted a resolution asking France to pay compensation for the environmental damage caused by its nuclear weapons tests.

Younis questions Abbott's future in cricket

New South Wales allrounder Sean Abbott - will he continue to play cricket?

Pakistan bowling great Waqar Younis has questioned whether the bowler Sean Abbott will be able to continue in cricket after delivering the ball that led to the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.

Onus on Hamilton runanga to sell houses

man with tools

Hamilton-based Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa says it must sell most of the 62 houses it plans to build, otherwise it won't be able to continue developing more for people in need.

Market, dollar down on oil price drop

money in petrol cannister

The New Zealand dollar has been dragged down by its Australian counterpart today as Brent crude oil prices fell 6 percent to new four-year lows below $US72 a barrel.

Piggery escapes MPI prosecution

sow in cages feeding piglets

The Ministry for Primary Industries does not have enough evidence to lay charges against a piggery where animals were allegedly living in squalid conditions, it says.