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The head of Mighty River Power has said power prices will not be coming down, following the huge net profit of $212 million announced by the energy company yesterday. (AUDIO)
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".
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a helicopter, coastguard boat and ambulance were used in rescuing him from a fishing boat off the coast of Auckland overnight.
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 - Support for the National Party has edged back up in the latest Roy Morgan poll while both the Labour and Green Parties have slipped. In an average of polls, National is on 50 percent support.
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.
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.
Under the grill - we asked the leaders of parties represented in parliament whether they were worried about what people thought of them? (VIDEO)
In brief: One person has died after a fire at a Wanaka home this morning. Fire services were called to the house at about 4.30 am, and arrived to find the house well-ablaze. The fire is now out.
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)
The New Zealand dollar fell more than half a US cent today following last night's global dairy auction and the release of some key economic data from the United States.
Carol Stiles meets Ni Vanuatu workers Jackson Novoi and Jake David who are in NZ under the Recognised Seasonal Employment scheme.
Sonia Sly finds out about the children's opera Brundibár, which was composed in 1938 by Jewish-Czech composer Hans Krása.
Australian philosopher and author Damon Young takes a philosophical approach to the question of why we should exercise.
To mark the anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth we're releasing a sonnet, read by a New Zealander, each morning at 10:00am.
Is there enough global support to conserve orangutans in their natural habitat?
Alwyn Owen explores the lighter side of New Zealand’s late 19th and early 20th century poetry of patriotism.
The Māori word of the week is: engari. Kei te pai au, engari kei te tangi ia. I'm ok, but she's crying.
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