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The Prime Minister's office is denying the fibre optic cable that links New Zealand with the world is being intercepted, following revelations an NSA engineer visited the country last year. (AUDIO)
Former ACT leader John Banks has been sentenced to community work for filing a false electoral return, but says he is innocent and will appeal against his conviction. (VIDEO)
Chinese group Shanghai Pengxin has signed a sale and purchase agreement for a 14,000-hectare farming station in the North Island. The deal is subject to regulatory approval.
The New Zealand women's hockey team face England in a Commonwealth Games semi-final, while bowls, boxing and athletics all offer chances to increase the medal tally in Glasgow.
Ngaruahinerangi has signed its Treaty of Waitangi settlement at a pa in South Taranaki, where the Crown apologised for past actions. The tribe is to receive $67m in financial redress.
The New Zealand Government has donated $250,000 in aid money to help with relief work in Gaza. It has condemned the ongoing violence and said it's likely to contribute more.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip though it appeared Israeli ground forces would not withdraw. (AUDIO)
The Christchurch City Council is considering selling $400m of assets to address a nearly $1b shortfall in financing the city's rebuild. Mayor Lianne Dalziel doesn't want to raise rates. (AUDIO)
The proposed One Fiji party says its application was rejected by the Registrar of Political Parties because it didn't provide enough signatures to support its application.
Designed in 2002 and made by local craftspeople, the Golden Bay community coffin is used about 12 times a year.
Musicologist Samantha Owens introduces us to some of the working German musicians who visited to our shores from the 1850s up until the outbreak of World War I.
Forestry, agriculture, manufacturing and construction are high-risk industries for NZ workers. What can be done?
In recognition of New Zealand's first Loss and Grief Awareness Week, David Steemson visited the Grief Support and Educational Trust in Birkenhead and meets trustee Mark Ebery.
Movie-makers and actors, videos and ephemera related to the NZ International Film Festival 2014.
Known for recording rivers and burning pianos, composer Annea Lockwood looks for music in untraditional places.
Journalist and writer Ramita Navai returned to the city of her birth to look at the lives of the people there.
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