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Voters have one hour left to cast their ballot in the general election. The Electoral Commission says polling booths throughout the country have reported steady flows of people since 9am.
Police in Tauranga say a man who doused himself in petrol and set himself alight at a city intersection has critical injuries. An investigation is underway.
The Auckland Council is making its biggest single staff cut, chopping up to 90 jobs in its planning and strategy department and reducing spending by up to $14 million.
Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, who led the campaign for independence, has announced he will step down. In yesterday's referendum 55 percent of Scots voted to stay in the United Kingdom.
Power was cut to hundreds of properties in the lower North Island this afternoon as strong winds and heavy rain lashed the area. Electricity should be restored in the next hour.
The new National Renal Transplantation Service says extra help is on the way for those patients seeking a live donor for a kidney transplant.
Officials say nine members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea
Hawkes Bay have successfully defended the Ranfurly Shield, dispatching Bay of Plenty 36-17 in Napier to climb to the top of provincial rugby's Championship.
A group of Waitara residents is vowing to fight a decision to fell 23 pohutukawa trees as part of a "one-in-one-hundred-year" flood protection scheme.
The elections authorities in Fiji say they say they'll look into allegations of alleged irregularities but they're not satisfied with documents provided so far.
Professor Margaret Lock discusses the changing understanding of the causes of Alzheimer's and dementia.
Nick Atkinson introduces the five finalists for this year's Silver Scroll award.
An Australian GP explains how she helps her patients figure out what causes headaches, and how to get rid of them.
From stick insects to kahikatea, a new book takes an eclectic look at New Zealand nature.
Apart from the pleasure his music gives, his Rameau's is an inspiration to late starters everywhere.
Gwen Dempster-Schouten cares for about 70 orphaned wallabies and a number of other displaced creatures at her enclosed wallaby park near Waimate.
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