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A Corrections Department review has found convicted paedophile and murderer Phillip John Smith should have never been considered for temporary release.
Long spells of warm, dry weather in parts of the country have prompted a call to save water, while in the lower South Island farmers are having to cope with a 'green drought'.
A former partner of a prisoner who died from a suspected drug overdose says he was trying to smuggle in a bottle of pills for gang friends. (AUDIO)
An elderly woman is in a critical condition and four others are injured following a police chase and crashes in Christchurch. Two of those in hospital are under police guard.
The Government is considering raising the speed limit on the best roads to 110 kilometres an hour kilometres an hour pending safety considerations.
A special screening of the third Hobbit movie is being held in Wellington to coincide with the world premiere in London, in an event surrounded in secrecy. (VIDEO)
The grandfather of 16-year-old Cheyenne Ihaka who was killed in a car crash in July says the arrest of another teenager for framing his grandson comes as little surprise.
Parliament will consider legislation under urgency this afternoon aimed at protecting New Zealand from the threat of foreign fighters. The Prime Minister wants cross party support.
Switzerland's Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept artworks from a billion-dollar collection which includes masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis.
The outgoing Solomon Islands Prime Minister says he lost his seat in last week's election due to a late ferry.
The veteran New Zealand spin bowler Dan Vettori has joined up with the Black Caps in Sharjah and is a possibility to play in the third Test against Pakistan starting tomorrow night.
New Zealand's largest forensic mental health unit, the Mason Clinic, has been given the go-ahead to build a new kaupapa Maori driven unit.
Precinct Properties has sold a building in Auckland's Queen Street to Robert Jones Holdings for $97 million - nearly $1.5 million more than its June book value. (AUDIO)
Alvy Ray Smith directed the first feature film sequence using computer graphics, for Star Trek the Wrath of Khan in 1982. He went on to co-found Pixar.
Seven artists collaborated on an exhibition featuring contemporary interpretation of Waka Huia, intricately designed treasure boxes.
The Skid Row Housing Trust provides permanent, supportive housing in down town L.A. for those in extreme poverty, with poor health, disabilities, mental illness and addiction.
Visual displays, such as Google Glass can provide information in search and rescue, law enforcement, or firefighting operations, but how will they influence performance?
The Rolling Stones performed in Auckland recently. Find out what goes on 'behind the scenes' to prepare for the big gig with production manager Dale Skjerseth.
The history of Fletcher Construction is also a history of New Zealand's industrial and infrastructural development, including housing, paper, steel, and electricity manufacturing.
A University of Otago psychologist is optimistic that games could be a successful early intervention for preschoolers at risk of being diagnosed with ADHD.
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