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Malaysian diplomat appears in court

Muhammad Rizalman.

The former Malaysian defence attache accused of attacking a Wellington woman has been remanded in custody after appearing this morning in the Wellington District Court.

Two deaths in school shooting - police

A video grab (courtesy of CNN and KOMO TV News) shows police and ambulances at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

One person was shot dead and four students wounded by a student who also died at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the US state of Washington, police have said.

Ladi6 up for challenge of 'dream' career


Karoline Tamati, otherwise known as Ladi6, might be able to pack out venues here, but she admits winning crowds over on her recent US tour was a challenge. (VIDEO)

Farmers push for TPP tariff elimination

Tim Groser at speaks to media at the TPP ministerial meeting in Singapore.

Federated Farmers is urging Trade Minister Tim Groser to insist on the elimination of agricultural tariffs at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks this weekend.

Plan for Ebola vaccines in 2015 - WHO

Geneva University Hospital receives a batch of experimental Ebola vaccine developed in Winnipeg, Canada.

The World Health Organisation says hundreds of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be ready for use by the middle of next year.

Warning on calls to arm police

Police woman

A criminal defence lawyer has issued a warning about arming police following a unanimous vote and call by Police Association members for sworn officers to start carrying guns. (AUDIO)

Canadian gunman a lone wolf

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It is believed the terrorist gunman in Canada acted alone. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was shot dead after killing a soldier and going on a shooting rampage in the Canadian parliament.

Call for security for MP offices

Hone Harawira

Mana leader Hone Harawira is calling for a review of parliamentary security in the wake of the Canadian shootings to be extended to cover MPs' electorate offices.

Severance pay labelled 'hush money'

Tony Marryatt.

A former Christchurch City councillor has labelled severance pay to the outgoing chief executive 'hush money'. Tony Marryatt received almost $800,000 in final payments.

Pacific maritime operation nabs 12 vessels

Operation Kurukuru 2014.

FFA maritime surveillance sweep of Pacific fishing waters has netted a record 12 vessels in potential breach of their fishing licences.

Turbos win Championship

Manawatu celebrate the win

Manawatu have scored two very late tries to beat Hawke's Bay 32-24 in the Championship final in Palmerston North, earning promotion to the Premiership next season.

Funder supports TVNZ outsourcing

tvnz building auckland

Te Mangai Paho says it believes Television New Zealand's decision to outsource its Maori programmes will give the agency more control over what content is produced.

IS threat forces Burger Fuel pullout

BurgerFuel has 26 stores throughout the Middle East - including several in Saudi Arabia (pictured).

The threat posed by Islamic State militants has forced Auckland-based franchise Burger Fuel to pull out of its only store in Iraq and plans to open others have been put on hold. (AUDIO)

Groups accused of vicious campaign

kiwifruit vines

A spokesperson for the group of kiwifruit growers looking to sue the Government says they have been subjected to a vicious campaign by Zespri and groups aligned with the marketer.