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The New Zealand Rugby League says the teenager killed in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn last night was a promising player, Luke Tipene.
New Zealand's workplace health and safety regulator, Worksafe, says proposed changes to how the forestry industry operates will make a difference.
Just back from China and Japan, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is about to start a local tour to promote their first album before heading to the US. (AUDIO)
Investigators say there is a massive search site after a Virgin Galactic spaceship making a test flight in California crashed, killing one pilot and badly injuring the other.
A 27-year-old Invercargill man has been arrested and charged in relation to the armed robbery of a 4 Square dairy which led to the lockdown of a school in Otatara yesterday.
The prime minister's chief science advisor says sugary drinks have no place in a child's diet but has stopped short of calling for a tax or ban on them. (AUDIO)
The New Plymouth District Council has decided to ditch a review of its pensioner flats, which are worth up to $15m but make an annual loss of about $100,000.
Maori Party list MP Marama Fox will today be confirmed as the party's new female co-leader following the retirement of Tariana Turia.
French police say a further two unidentified drones have been spotted flying over the country's nuclear plants, bringing the total to nine this month.
The Nauru government has condemned a recent attack on young refugees, saying it will not tolerate any such violence.
Bouyed by the return of hooker Isaac Luke, the Kiwis hope to cement their place at the top of the Four Nations table with a win over Samoa in Whangarei on Saturday.
The Forest Industry Contractors Association is welcoming the recommendations of a major review into safety and workplace practices in the industry.
New Zealand's largest bank, ANZ, is expecting the economic environment to be favourable for it over the next year.
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It took a failed suicide attempt for Ruia Aperahama to finally accept how his addictions masked a deeper, more traumatic pain.
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