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Scotland votes no to independence

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results.

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence, with all of the country's 32 council areas having declared and the result being confirmed.

Helen Clark honoured for health work

Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark.

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has been honoured for her work on women's health at an event to mark the 121st anniversary of women's suffrage.

36 ballot boxes in question in Fiji polls


Fiji elections authorities say 36 ballot boxes have been quarantined because of objections to Wednesday's polling process. Five parties say they won't accept the outcome of the elections.

Open dialogue 'the best terror defence'

Forensic experts collect evidence from a house in Sydney a part of  Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raid.

Security experts say the risk of a home-grown terrorist attack in NZ can never be eliminated, but agree with local Muslim leaders that open dialogue is the best defence.

Top US universities recruit in Auckland

University of Auckland Business School, Owen G Glenn building, Auckland

Leading American universities including Caltech, New York University and UCLA are recruiting students in Auckland on Saturday.

Annual migration hits record-high

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The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long-term has hit an all-time high. The tide of New Zealanders heading across the Tasman has also slowed significantly.

Terror threats against Australian govt

Australian Federal Police officers are seen outside Parliament House in Canberra, after 'chatter' about a possible terrorist attack

Security at the Australian parliament in Canberra is being beefed up in the wake of a foiled terror plot. Intelligence reports indicate specific threats against the Government.

Two new Silver Ferns

Magic and Silver Fern shooter Ellen Halpenny.

Two new caps have been named in the Silver Ferns squad to play Australia in the four-Test Constellation Cup series which starts in two weeks time, while there is one surprise omission.

School bus, tanker in Canterbury crash

Emergency services were called to the crash in Cheviot just after 3pm this afternoon.

No serious injuries are being reported after a crash involving a school bus, a milk tanker, a campervan, and a four-wheel drive in Canterbury this afternoon. (AUDIO)

Fiji parties present evidence on fraud claim

Voters line up at Korovuto school in Nadi

Five political parties in Fiji have presented evidence which they say back up their claims of irregularities in the country's landmark election.

Tai Tokerau seat crucial for Harawira

Hone Harawira.

The Tai Tokerau seat is likely to be the main focus for many people this election. Hone Harawira is the incumbent and must win it for Internet Mana to get any seats in Parliament.