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Election 2014 - The leaders of National and Labour have kicked off their first televised campaign debate talking about the Dirty Politics book, and whether or not John Key's party is going to offer tax cuts.
Police will face at least one big claim for compensation after their watchdog found officers have been illegally shutting down parties, including two where people were seriously hurt. (AUDIO)
Two men are facing the the first people-trafficking charges to be laid in New Zealand. If convicted, they face up to 20 years' jail or a fine of $500,000 - or both. (AUDIO)
Bright lights seen in the sky over parts of the South Island and Wellington tonight are believed to have been a meteor. People described it as a shooting star with a spark. (VIDEO)
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The judge sentencing a man for the rape and murder of a woman says his actions were barbaric. Aaron McDonald spat as he left the dock and must serve at least 21 years. (AUDIO)
A nine-year-old girl in the United States has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use a high-powered submachine gun. Charles Vacca was shot in the head.
Police have confirmed they are investigating a complaint laid by the Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater following the publication of the book Dirty Politics. (AUDIO)
Aucklanders face higher rates rises over the next decade, and a stark choice about having to pay extra if they want all of the city's major transport projects delivered. (AUDIO)
An MP in Papua New Guinea has warned the government about mounting problems at the Manus Island asylum seeker detention camp.
The New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, is taking a week off after having a procedure to drain a cyst on her wrist in a bid to be fit for the year's final major.
The Public Service Association says 66 jobs will be lost at the Ministry for Maori Development, Te Puni Kokiri, cutting the workforce to just under 300. (AUDIO)
The New Zealand dollar bounced around today, rising to a high of 84 US cents on the back of some strong economic data out of Australia. (AUDIO)
The architect of Christchurch's cardboard cathedral talks about providing shelter, community centres and spiritual places in post disaster zones.
There is still some way to go before women scientists in New Zealand achieve equality in representation and recognition.
Discussions with party leaders, portfolio holders and potential politicians prior to the 2014 Election.
Celia Lashlie says boys learn through action and consequence - and the consequence must be clear.
The full extent of our 'e-waste' problem isn't known – but recycling can only ever be part of the solution.
An award-winning project by photographer Robin Hammond documents the living conditions of people with mental illness in many strife-torn African regions.
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