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Election 2014 - The National Party's support has fallen in the first opinion poll carried out since Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics was released, though the party is still on 50 percent in Herald-Digi Poll . (AUDIO)
Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key is standing by his statement he was not directly informed of the release of SIS information to a blogger in the face of more questions on what he knew. (VIDEO)
Under the grill - we asked the leaders of parties represented in parliament what they would most like to achieve if they are re-elected? (VIDEO)
Islamic State Jihadists who killed US freelance journalist James Foley had requested that a $US132m ransom be paid to them for him to be released, his employer has said.
An Otago University study has thrown more light on the role that the varroa honey bee mite plays in spreading diseases through beehives, and in particular two viruses.
The Crown delegation has been welcomed into Ngai Tuhoe's headquarters for the formal apology to the iwi over the Crowns' historical wrongdoings.
One of the US aid workers who has recovered from an Ebola infection said he was "thrilled to be alive" after he and another patient were discharged from an Atlanta hospital. (AUDIO)
The first poll taken after the Nicky Hager book launch, by DigiPoll for the New Zealand Herald from August 14 to 20, did not dent National's polling average.
Dunedin leaders are cautiously welcoming Labour's election package for the South Island city promising spending of at least a quarter of a billion dollars. (AUDIO)
The Samoa government has changed the opening hours for the Fugalei market after local farmers and business operators critised the rules for the new market.
The Wellington Phoenix are seeking legal advice but remain confident of signing playmaker Michael McGlinchey who has been told he is still contracted to the Central Coast Mariners.
King Tuheitia has opened up about his health and one of his sons getting into trouble with the law - calling the media coverage of the case a "circus".
Port of Tauranga is hinting at a much stronger profit this financial year than the 30 percent fall it reported for the year ended June. The company says the current year has begun well.
NIWA fisheries scientist and shark expert Dr Malcolm Francis explains the migratory habits of New Zealand's great white sharks.
The Government fast-tracked its ban on shark finning this week, in part because of pressure from campaigners like Taylor Finderup.
What questions would you ask political parties if you could? What are the burning issues that will help decide your vote?
The Happiness Institute aims to enhance people, families and organisations. Meet the founder, Dr Tim Sharp.
Thomas Goss explores how movies portray composers as lovers, heroes, spiritual figures, and even madmen
In the year before the outbreak of the First World War, New Zealand was surprisingly modern and curiously recognisable.
Australian philosopher and author Damon Young takes a philosophical approach to the question of why we should exercise.
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