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Dozens feared exposed to Ebola in Mali

Workers setting up a new treatment center as part of the fight against Ebola in Liberia.

Dozens of people in the West African country of Mali are in isolation following a girl's death from Ebola. She had travelled the country while showing symptoms.

NZ Kurds protest against Islamic State

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Around 200 members of New Zealand's Kurdish community have rallied in downtown Auckland, demanding more support for those fighting against Islamic State.

Ladi6 up for challenge of 'dream' career


Karoline Tamati, otherwise known as Ladi6, might be able to pack out venues here, but she admits winning crowds over on her recent US tour was a challenge. (VIDEO)

Crash pushes holiday road toll to two

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The holiday weekend road toll stands at two after a crash involving a car and a truck in Waikato. The accident happened on State Highway One south of Lichfield.

Public asked to help protect rare bird

A fairy tern and its chick.

The Conservation Department is making a plea to the public about New Zealand's most endangered bird as visitors pour into Northland for Labour Weekend.

Malaysian diplomat appears in court

Muhammad Rizalman.

The former Malaysian diplomat accused of attacking a Wellington woman five months ago appeared in court on Saturday after returning to New Zealand.

Stratospheric skydive breaks records

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A Google executive has plunged from the stratosphere to break the world record for the highest-altitude skydive. Alan Eustace fell from more than 40 kms above earth.

Labour highlights risks of armed police

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Labour Party MP Kelvin Davis says arming police could put officers' lives in even more danger and an unarmed force highlights the trust between the police and the public.

Boaties help sought in search

Kawau Bay

Police are appealing to boaties north of Auckland to help in the search for a missing fisherman. Nicholas Stubbs went fishing with a friend last week and his body has not been found.

Torture in Australian asylum camps - lawyer

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A human rights lawyer says the Australian Government's detention of children in asylum seeker camps is tantamount to torture.

Kiwis rate Kanagaroos no.1

Simon Mannering and Cameron Smith pose with the Four Nations trophy

The Kiwis captain Simon Mannering is not taking anything for granted against an Australian side set to blood five rookies in Saturday's Four Nations.

Funder supports TVNZ outsourcing

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Te Mangai Paho says it believes Television New Zealand's decision to outsource its Maori programmes will give the agency more control over what content is produced.

IS threat forces Burger Fuel pullout

BurgerFuel has 26 stores throughout the Middle East - including several in Saudi Arabia (pictured).

The threat posed by Islamic State militants has forced Auckland-based franchise Burger Fuel to pull out of its only store in Iraq and plans to open others have been put on hold. (AUDIO)

Groups accused of vicious campaign

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A spokesperson for the group of kiwifruit growers looking to sue the Government says they have been subjected to a vicious campaign by Zespri and groups aligned with the marketer.