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Black Caps win thriller against Australia

The Black Caps have beaten Australia in stunning fashion to win the one-day series decider in Hamilton and retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.

Some AFFCO staff refusing to work today

Some union members at AFFCO's Rangiuru meat plant are refusing to work today and could face serious disciplinary action, the Meat Workers' Union says.

Hokitika school fire causes extensive damage

A fire at a Hokitika high school has caused the collapse of the hall roof and destroyed the staff room, an eyewitness says.

Chasing the story: from Chch to Canada

As the fifth anniversary of Canterbury's Feb 22 earthquake approaches, Colin Peacock speaks with a reporter who helped document the disaster. (AUDIO)

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Govt urged to help buy beach

The government should stump up $800,000 to help buy a private beach in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Labour Party says.

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Canada stops sharing Five Eyes data

Canada's electronic spy agency has suspended sharing some data with New Zealand's government spy agency and other partners in the Five Eyes alliance.

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Qiliho suspends nine Fiji police officers

Nine Fiji policemen have been suspended in relation to the death of Vilikesa Soko who died after being in police custody in 2014.

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NZ-born producer's film snares top gong

Brooklyn has been named film of the year at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards, it is produced Wellington-born Finola Dwyer.

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Jacko Gill qualifies for Rio

Auckland shot putter Jacko Gill has won the Christchurch Big Shot event and qualified for the Rio Olympics by more than 30 centimetres.

Te Manu Korihi

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Waitangi Tribunal's findings 'bizarre' - minister

The Waitangi Tribunal's draft findings on proposed changes to laws governing Māori land have been dismissed as "bizarre" by Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson.

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Restaurant chain investigated for tax evasion

A restaurant chain found to have exploited its migrant workers is now being investigated for widespread tax evasion.

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Honey initiative creates 15 jobs

A manuka honey initiative launched in Northland is hoped to boost employment and education in the region.

TPP protests show confusion over deal

Power Play - Protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership highlighted the fear and lack of understanding about the deal, writes Chris Bramwell. (VIDEO, COMMENTS)