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US President Barack Obama has said the beheading of US journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".
St John Ambulance is to hire dozens of extra front-line staff and cut single-crewed vehicles, but a union for paramedics is worried about some of the proposed roles.
Election 2014 - The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security will investigate claims the Security Intelligence Service declassified information and gave it to a blogger. (VIDEO)
Election 2014 - The Greens and Labour will send the country back into deficit if elected, Prime Minister John Key says, as political parties revisit spending promises. (AUDIO)
A new video aimed at helping teenagers step in and stop sexual violence at parties has been released. It targets those aged 15 to 18 and was sparked by recent scandals. (VIDEO)
Glen Scanlon is Radio New Zealand's new head of digital media. Mr Scanlon, who is currently the editor at stuff.co.nz, is expected to join the public broadcaster in October.
Icelandic authorities began evacuating people and emergency services are on alert, after warnings that the country's largest volcano - the Bardarbunga - is as risk of eruption.
Election 2014 - The Labour Party will establish an Aged Care Working Group to implement a range of changes in the sector if elected to government, leader David Cunliffe says.
A Ngapuhi kaumatua has lodged a claim for up to $2.3 billion for government delays in settling the land claims of Tai Tokerau hapu. The figure includes accrued interest.
A 15 million US dollar infrastructure project to help Solomon Islands recover from April's floods will focus on resilience to future disasters.
Liam Messam, Ryan Crotty and Conrad Smith all come into the All Blacks starting lineup for Saturday's second Rugby Championship clash with Australia at Eden Park.
The issue of whether or not to create a public holiday to commemorate the historic Maori land wars will be decided after the election, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO)
Mighty River Power is indicating its prices could come down on the back of a big profit rise - but it will not say by how much or when. It has reported a $212 million net profit. (AUDIO)
Sugar has been called ‘white death’, and there is a growing amount of research that suggest this nickname is well earned.
A look at the first New Zealand military action in the First World War, the acquisition of German Samoa.
In the year before the outbreak of the First World War, New Zealand was surprisingly modern and curiously recognisable.
Author Alex Monro talks to Kim Hill about his proposition that paper is the world's greatest invention.
Australian philosopher and author Damon Young takes a philosophical approach to the question of why we should exercise.
Lemon and Lime Roast Chicken, Polenta with Roast Mediterranean Vegetables and Balsamic Syrup, Roast Duck with Glazed French Fancy Figs and Crushed Kumara, Roast Pork with Fennel...
Kim Hill talks with Dr David Carlson, director of the World Climate Research Programme in Geneva, who will be speaking at World Science Week NZ.
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