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Former ACT leader John Banks has been sentenced to community work for filing a false electoral return, but says he is innocent and will appeal against his conviction. (VIDEO)
Strong winds are battering parts of Otago, fanning a large fire south of Alexandra and tearing down power lines. The blaze is burning on two fronts, but no houses are in danger, police say.
The Christchurch City Council is considering selling $400m of assets to address a nearly $1b shortfall in financing the city's rebuild. Mayor Lianne Dalziel doesn't want to raise rates.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip though it appeared Israeli ground forces would not withdraw. (AUDIO)
The risk of an ebola outbreak in New Zealand is negligible, an expert on the virus says. Ebola has killed 729 people in West African countries this year, including that of a doctor. (AUDIO)
Doctors' attitudes need to change so they feel less compelled to work when sick, the Medical Association says. A survey shows most Wellington hospital doctors work when ill.
World Health Organisation head Margaret Chanand and the leaders of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100 million response plan.
Personal medical details were among a series of documents blown from a Christchurch City Council carpark into the streets below. (AUDIO)
Fiji's Registrar of Political Parties has approved the application of the Fiji United Freedom Party.
Athlete Lynda Bennett clinched a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games overnight. Here's a recent interview with Simon Mercep on how she wins medals with a disability.
Scientists have proved that some plants do respond to sound. So was Prince Charles right, and should we be talking to them?
Photos and conversation about restoring New Zealand caravans to their former glory.
Meet big shark experts & little shark fans at a shark dissection and hear the latest about great whites.
Movie-makers and actors, videos and ephemera related to the NZ International Film Festival 2014.
The lives of eight Auckland tenants and their families are being changed for the better with help from a "small but mighty" Northland housing trust.
A new exhibition at Toitu-Otago Settlers Museum looks at the effect of World War One on Dunedin and its people.
David Steemson drops in on Eric Von Hurst, one of only two certified kilt makers in New Zealand.
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