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Ashburton remains in shock after the daylight killing of two of its residents and a manhunt which swept through the district. We went above the town this morning to see where events unfolded. (VIDEO)
The names of the women shot in Ashburton's Work and Income office yesterday have been released. Peggy Noble and Leigh Cleveland died, while Lindy Curtis was seriously injured. (VIDEO)
The police in Christchurch are to advance a criminal investigation into the collapse of the CTV Building in which 115 people died. The 6-storey building pancaked during the 2011 earthquake.
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Placing armed guards at Work and Income offices is a step too far but staff will be asked what measures they want implemented, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says. (AUDIO)
Ukrainian forces have suffered a series of setbacks, including being forced to withdraw from Luhansk airport, as pro-Russian rebels advance in the east of the country.
Prime Minister John Key says an investigation into Judith Collins' conduct is likely to report back after the election on September the 20th and will be conducted by a retired judge or QC.
Prime Minister John Key has announced CERA would be merged into the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, if a National government was re-elected.
The Kiribati parliament has passed the first reading of the amendment to the penal code to adopt the death penalty.
The world champion All Blacks have been snubbed in the latest marketing video for next year's World Cup in England.
A Waikato conservation group fighting to bring back North Island kokako to Mount Pirongia says it is pleased its efforts will be boosted by Government funding.
Global commodity prices for the country's exports have fallen for the sixth successive month. The commodity price index declined by 3.3% in August, from the previous month.
A personal story of being helped by community mental health and addiction services, and providers describe serious funding issues.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle heads to Kilbirnie Mosque for the opening of Islamic Awareness Week.
US soldier Stephen Snyder-Hill talks about his 20-year journey as a gay man in the army and his role at the forefront of the US gay rights movement.
Mark Gee has taken his passion for photography, coupled it with stargazing and become one of the world's best astrophotographers.
The architect of Christchurch's cardboard cathedral talks about providing shelter, community centres and spiritual places in post disaster zones.
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