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Department of Corrections figures show assault rates at state-run prisons are just as bad, and in some cases worse, than the privately-run Mt Eden prison.
The debate on the New Zealand flag is unfurling in the global media, with many taking note of locals' lack of interest in the new designs. (COMMENTS)
A former Auckland Grammar teacher has admitted using the identity of his colleagues to get credit cards in their names and rack up thousands in debt.
An East Coast family fears they could lose their ancestral land not once, but twice as they lack the funds to buy it back.
Hundreds of migrants have protested outside Budapest's main railway station after Hungarian authorities closed it to prevent them travelling on to Germany.
A Hubbard Management Fund investor says he, and those like him, have been left out of pocket by the statutory management process.
International dairy prices have picked up pace again at the latest overnight auction.
Bay of Plenty police are urging any victims to come forward as they look into allegations of sexual offences involving schoolchildren.
About 100 disgruntled Pukekohe rail commuters subjected Auckland Mayor Len Brown to a roasting over public transport at a local meeting last night.
The police and Housing New Zealand they visited a Porirua home where a man's body was discovered on Sunday earlier in the week but officials did not enter the property.
The economic impact of the June floods in the Whanganui-Taranaki area has reached $275 million.
All three of the Government's support partners say there is a strong case for New Zealand's annual refugee quota to be increased from the current 750 to at least 1000. (AUDIO)
The chair of the Australian Senate committee has rejected claims its inquiry that into the detention centre on Nauru was a witch hunt.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Austrian capital, Vienna, to demonstrate against the ill-treatment of refugees.
The New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic's US Open is over after an old knee injury flared up on centre court.
- Ex-Auckland Grammar teacher admits credit card deception
- East Coast whanau set to lose land once again.
- News in Niuean for 2 September 2015
- Charter school responds to Labour criticism
- A Govt support partner wants the PM to raise the refugee quota
One of the first events announced for the 2016 New Zealand Festival in Wellington is an avian-inspired installation that will illuminate one of the capital's reserve.
How to better understand this most difficult of environments to manage, because we know so little, and can't easily see the effects of our activities.
A BBQ designed for sizzling the perfect steak is being used to chargrill plants. But the aim is not to produce a gourmet dinner – rather, it’s to test the flammability of plants.
Anthony Haas discusses his autobiographical exploration of the meeting and cross fertilisation of cultures.
Professor of Education Julian Elliott examines cognitive, brain-based, genetic and educational aspects of dyslexia, and questions it as a diagnosis.
“Rather serious I’m afraid,” said the pacifist Benjamin Britten, when asked about this work which he composed between the Spanish Civil War, and WW II.
Country Life visits Oashore on Banks Peninsula where ecological protection goes hand in hand with farming.
Professor Tom Higham talks about new understandings of human evolution from 60,000 – 30,000 years ago.
Local guitar hero Aaron Tokona opens up about surviving in the music business, the value of family, and coming to terms with bipolar disorder.
OPINION: In the wake of the announcement of the final four flag options, Toby Morris raises a glass to 10 great flags that didn't make it. (COMMENTS)
A man prosecuted for failing to use a condom while with a prostitute has escaped conviction. The charges related to two sex acts the man paid for in October last year in Wellington.
Two Labour MPs made an error of judgment in attending a fundraiser for a trust which has established a charter school, party leader Andrew Little says. (COMMENTS)
Sixteen of the first people to be charged in a group of sedition cases in Fiji have pleaded not guilty.
Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has lashed out at Fairfax Media for leading what he calls a "jihad" against the Government.
The New Zealand men's four has missed gaining automatic Olympic qualification after failing to make the semi-finals at the World Rowing Championships in France.
Ngati Paoa in Auckland says it is with a heavy heart that it considers court action to affirm its mana whenua rights in the city.
Sky high residential property values in Auckland rise their fastest in 11 years, while national values also soar. (COMMENTS)
From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.
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