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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)
Strong winds are battering parts of Otago, fanning a large fire south of Alexandra and tearing down power lines. The blaze is burning on two fronts, but no houses are in danger, police say.
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.
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.
A military funeral has been held for retired Air Marshal Sir Richard Bolt, who flew Lancaster bombers in World War II and later took command of NZ air and defence forces. He was 91.
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.
Fiji's Registrar of Political Parties has approved the application of the Fiji United Freedom Party.
Known for recording rivers and burning pianos, composer Annea Lockwood looks for music in untraditional places.
Scientists have proved that some plants do respond to sound. So was Prince Charles right, and should we be talking to them?
Photos and conversation about restoring New Zealand caravans to their former glory.
Meet big shark experts & little shark fans at a shark dissection and hear the latest about great whites.
Movie-makers and actors, videos and ephemera related to the NZ International Film Festival 2014.
Athlete Lynda Bennett clinched a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games overnight. Here's a recent interview with Simon Mercep on how she wins medals with a disability.
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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