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EXCLUSIVE - Panama Papers NZ - A businesswoman banned from working in the financial industry in Hong Kong is now a director of a New Zealand company. (AUDIO)
Labour and Green parties have announced an agreement to work together to change the government. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Photographer Ilan Wittenberg approached men on the street to feature in his latest exhibition. They bare all in his striking images of the male torso. (COMMENTS)
New Zealand have trounced Vanuatu 5-nil in their second match of the Oceania Nations Cup in Papua New Guinea.
A person has been hit by a train in Auckland, the second to be struck today.
Payment problems at the Ministry of Social Development could be much bigger, with a review finding more than 30 examples where it was not complying with the law. (COMMENTS)
An urban Māori authority in west Auckland is urging its whānau to boycott an after-hours clinic and go straight to Waitakere Hospital for treatment.
PNG students have staged a peaceful rally outside Parliament where the opposition plans to call for a vote of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.
The director of the Cincinnati Zoo in the United States says he stands by the decision to shoot a gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
The Defence Force has set up an independent panel to tackle sexual harassment and assault in the armed forces.
A man armed himself with a hammer, crept into his flatmate's bedroom and smashed in his flatmate's skull while he slept next to his partner, the Crown has argued.
Plain cigarette packaging is on the cards after the Associate Health Minister released draft regulations to end tobacco imagery on packs. (COMMENTS)
Introducing free vaccinations to protect boys against human papillomavirus will prevent many suffering from cancers of the mouth and tongue, say doctors. (COMMENTS)
OPINION: The term "Middle New Zealand" is frequently bandied about, but does anyone actually know who "Middle New Zealand" is, asks David Slack. (COMMENTS)
An automatic payment error has resulted in almost 90,000 beneficiaries being underpaid or overpaid, with the mistake totalling millions of dollars. (COMMENTS)
The government has been told there are major savings on health care to be made in extending fluoridation but that controversy and challenges will continue. (COMMENTS)
The captain of a gay rugby team says New Zealand sport still has some big hurdles to overcome if it wants to be more inclusive. (COMMENTS)
New Zealand should have introduced plain cigarette packaging years ago, says the architect of the law, Dame Tariana Turia. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
EXCLUSIVE - Panama Papers NZ - A Brazilian politician, accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes, used a New Zealand company as part of an arrangement to hide his wealth in secret bank accounts.
All Alpine Adventures' helicopters have been grounded in the wake of a helicopter crash on Fox Glacier last year that killed seven people.