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Opposition parties say they are yet to see any evidence that new legislation to be introduced to parliament aimed at protecting New Zealand from foreign fighters is necessary.
A major coroner's inquest begins this morning into the death of an Otago prisoner of a suspected drug overdose amid allegations prison staff failed in their duty of care.
State Services Minister Paula Bennett says the States Services Commissioner has accepted he should have handled the sexual harassment case involving Roger Sutton differently.
A senior adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country.
The findings of an inquiry into allegations former Justice Minister Judith Collins was involved in a smear campaign are expected this week. Ms Collins resigned in September.
Labour leader Andrew Little says State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie should step down over his mishandling of the resignation of the CERA head Roger Sutton.
The future of items recovered from the shipwreck SS Ventnor is expected to be decided this week. It sunk in 1902 with the coffins of nearly 500 Chinese miners on board.
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman warns New Zealand should not compromise its principles on human rights for trade with its biggest export market China.
United States troops in Afghanistan will be allowed to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan from 2015, US officials say, expanding their role after the end of major combat operations.
The Commonwealth Observer Group monitoring the Solomon Islands election says significant impediments remain to women successfully standing for election in the country.
The All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has been named the World Rugby Player of the Year by an independent panel, the fourth player from New Zealand to win the prestigious...
A bishop's crozier gifted to the Anglican Bishop of Auckland in 1914, is being gifted to the Anglican Maori Bishop at a ceremony on Sunday. The crozier is an intricately carved pastoral staff.
A major Chinese dairy company has announced plans to invest a further $400 million in New Zealand dairy projects as-well-as research work with Lincoln University.
The development of the oral contraceptive pill in the 1950s was a massive development scientifically, with an equally significant social and cultural impact.
Seven artists collaborated on an exhibition featuring contemporary interpretation of Waka Huia, intricately designed treasure boxes.
The history of Fletcher Construction is also a history of New Zealand's industrial and infrastructural development, including housing, paper, steel, and electricity manufacturing.
Visual displays, such as Google Glass can provide information in search and rescue, law enforcement, or firefighting operations, but how will they influence performance?
In Dunedin a volunteer-built predator-proof fence protects a small colony of fairy prions, breeding on a narrow ledge halfway down a 70-metre high cliff.
Dr Chris Smith from the Naked Scientists talks to Simon Morton about how bacteria plays a crucial role in the formation of the nervous system.
Former IT guy Mike Dickison retrained, completing a PhD on giant flightless birds. Now he curates Whanganui Regional Museum's huge, and largely unknown, moa bone collection.
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