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Ashburton is in shock after two people working in the town's Work and Income office were killed with a shotgun this morning and a third person is in a critical condition. A suspect - John Tully - was arrested late this afternoon. (AUDIO)
There's been a widespread response to events in Ashburton. John Key said he was shocked and dismayed, and WINZ offices across the South Island closed early. (VIDEO)
Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key says an independent person, probably a retired judge, will chair an inquiry into allegations surrounding former Minister Judith Collins. (VIDEO)
The head of a sophisticated online IRD scam that cost tax payers $700,000 has been jailed. Katrina Briggs pleaded guilty to a representative charge of causing loss by deception. (AUDIO)
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A neighbour near a burned out Far North house where a man's body has been found says the man who lived there was a loner who had troubles.
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong disrupted a speech explaining voting changes which rule out open nomination of candidates for the chief executive election in 2017.
The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has confirmed she has called a number of people to give evidence to her inquiry into the release of SIS information to Cameron Slater. (AUDIO)
Taranaki engineering services company ITL has announced it is to shed more than 20 jobs. A company spokesperson said several large oil and gas contracts were coming to completion.
Fiji authorities now say that 45 of its soldiers are being held by Syrian rebels in the Golan heights, one more than has been claimed for the past three days.
The All Blacks centre Conrad Smith concedes its only a matter of time before Argentina beat the All Blacks.
The Supreme Court has failed to resolve a sub-tribe's claim to a section of the Waikato River riverbed, and leaves its ownership in question.
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Research on a mint plant that is used as a party drug may lead to new, improved anti-addiction treatments.
Thomas Goss explores how movies portray composers as lovers, heroes, spiritual figures, and even madmen
Simon Morton heads to the coast with Hugh Roberston in search of the fluttering shearwater.
The Sacred Chisels of Tamaki Makaurau is a collective of carvers that includes representatives from the five tribal regions of Auckland.
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