Latest Bulletin: 11 am Tuesday 4 August

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The beauty of our starry, starry nights

Wellington photographer Mark Gee spends hours capturing our dazzling night skies, as this time-lapse video, shot in the lower North Island, shows. (VIDEO)

Police appeal to missing LA to get in touch

The police are appealing to a missing Auckland teenager to contact them directly so that the can make sure she is safe. (AUDIO)

Winds set to hit 140km/h

Wellington is being buffeted this morning, as a slow moving front moves up the country. (COMMENTS)

TPP group vows return to Waitangi Tribunal

A group of Treaty claimants who failed in their bid to stop Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations is going back to the Waitangi Tribunal. (COMMENTS)

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NZ given C- for championing women's rights

Amnesty International has issued New Zealand with a report card for its performance on the UN Security Council. (COMMENTS)

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Fatal crash near Invercargill

One person is dead as a result of a single-vehicle car crash on Otatara Road west of Invercargill.

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Solid Energy in 'precarious position'

The Government is accused of failing to intervene to help troubled state-owned coal miner Solid Energy. (COMMENTS)

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Pressure on Black Caps bowlers

There is plenty of pressure on the New Zealand bowlers heading into tonight's second one-day international against Zimbabwe in Harare.

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Obama unveils 'biggest step' on climate change

The US President says climate change is one of the key challenges of our time as he announces the first ever limits on US power plant emissions. (COMMENTS)

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Typhoon in Micronesia strongest of 2015

Typhoon Soudelor, which formed last Thursday near Guam, is picking up strength and is now the strongest cyclone this year.

Te Manu Korihi

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Rūnanga unhappy not to be told of spill

A Bay of Plenty rūnanga is disappointed the region's council did not tell it Fonterra had spilt 11,000 litres of whey into the Rangitāiki River. (AUDIO)

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Fonterra sorry for stench misery

Fonterra has apologised for the "discomfort, pain and misery" it caused the people of Eltham affected by the rotting buttermilk stink in the town.

Trade talks fail to clinch TPP - for now

Another TPP meeting, another failure to reach agreement - but does this mean defeat for the Trans-Pacific Partnership?