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The names of the women shot in Ashburton's Work and Income office yesterday have been released. Peggy Noble and Leigh Cleveland died, while Lindy Curtis was seriously injured. (AUDIO)
Placing armed guards at Work and Income offices is a step too far but staff will be asked what measures they want implemented, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says. (AUDIO)
Community mental health and addiction service providers say they are being driven into the ground by unfair and uneven funding from district health boards nationwide. (AUDIO)
Interislander ferry the Kaitaki will be out of action for the rest of today because of problems with a backup generator. Freight and passengers are being transferred to the Aratere.
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A judge has handed down a record penalty for selling vehicles without being a registered trader, with a company and its director fined $250,000. The previous record was $30,000.
Ukrainian forces have suffered a series of setbacks, including being forced to withdraw from Luhansk airport, as pro-Russian rebels advance in the east of the country.
The Green Party is proposing to lift the minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2017 and to introduce a living wage for the Government sector.
The country's biggest planning hearing begins today to consider the Auckland Council's 30-year development blueprint, the Unitary Plan. Hearings will cost $12 million.
The Kiribati parliament has passed the first reading of the amendment to the penal code to adopt the death penalty.
The Canterbury shot-putter Tom Walsh has beaten a strong field at the a World Challenge Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.
A Waikato conservation group fighting to bring back North Island kokako to Mount Pirongia says it is pleased its efforts will be boosted by Government funding.
Datacom's annual net profit jumped 43 percent reflecting a profit from selling an Asian call centre. The IT business posted a $51.4m for the year ended March.
US soldier Stephen Snyder-Hill talks about his 20-year journey as a gay man in the army and his role at the forefront of the US gay rights movement.
Brian Scadden’s passion is old-school craft photography on cameras dating as early as the mid-19th century – some of which he designs and builds himself.
A personal story of being helped by community mental health and addiction services, and providers describe serious funding issues.
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