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CTV criminal investigation advances

Rescuers stand in the smoking ruins of the CTV building two days after the quake in 2011.

Two designers of the CTV building are to be interviewed by police as part of a criminal investigation into the building's collapse in February 2011, which killed 115 people. (AUDIO)

80 police officers still in Ashburton

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About 80 police officers remain in Ashburton investigating yesterday's shooting at a Work and Income office in which two women died and another was seriously injured. (VIDEO)

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to indecent assault

The New Zealand coat of arms, seen here at the Rotorua High and District Court.

Former music and drama teacher Charles Harter has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting nine children he had contact with while teaching at Havelock North Primary School.

Charges over $2m Mighty River fraud

Mighty River Power hydro dam

The Serious Fraud Office has laid charges against two people over what it says is about $2 million dollars worth of fraudulent invoices to power company Mighty River Power.

Countdown to polling on 20 September

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Go to our Election 2014 page for the latest on the campaign trail, Poll of Polls, Power Play, our party leader VIDEOS, Fact or Fiction?,Ask Away and The Big Issues.

Reduce, recycle, replace?

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Technology has reached a point where it is solving problems you never knew you had, but it is causing problems for the environment. The Wireless reports.

Golden double for NZ rowers

Hamish Bond, cox Caleb Shepherd and Eric Murray with their gold medals

It has been another golden day for New Zealand rowers at the world championships in Amsterdam with Hamish Bond and Eric Murray and the women's four setting world records.

Marina Erakovic in US Open upset win

Marina Erakovic during the French Open.

New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has pulled off a major upset at the US Open, toppling Russia's former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the opening round 3-6 6-2 7-6.

Man U sign Di Maria in record deal

Angel Di Maria playing for Argentina in the World Cup, 2014.

Manchester United have agreed to a British record transfer football fee of $120 million to sign Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, according to British media.

Wallabies hammered at Eden Park

Kieran Read scores against the Wallabies, Eden Park 2014.

It was another nightmare visit to Eden Park for the Wallabies, sinking to a 12th straight Bledisloe Cup series defeat on Saturday night as the All Blacks dished out a 51-20 hammering.

'Our problem, not our grandchildren's'

Lobby goup Generation Zero organised a series of youth climate change summits in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Feature - While campaigners argue climate change is this generation's nuclear-free moment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions will not be easy. The Wireless takes a look.

Australia halt All Blacks streak

Kieran Read leaves the field after a 12-12 draw. New Zealand All Blacks versus Australian Wallabies. The Rugby Championship. Bledisloe Cup Rugby Union Test Match. Sydney, Australia. August 2014.

The Wallabies held the All Blacks to a 12-12 draw in their Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney to prevent New Zealand from claiming a world record 18th straight win.

In the raw - fresh milk as it used to be

Vintage milk Takaka

Mark and Phillippa Houston sell raw milk on their farm near Takaka because they think it's significantly better than processed milk. Country Life hears the Vintage Milk story. (AUDIO)

Glasgow Games come to a close

Scottish singer Lulu performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The closing ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 is under way, bringing to an end a Commonwealth Games at which New Zealand has equalled its best medal haul at an overseas Games.

Waratahs win maiden title

Bernard Foley of the Waratahs celebrates his teams win at the Super Rugby Final, Waratahs v Crusaders, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia. Saturday 2 August 2014.

The NSW Waratahs buried the ghosts of seasons past to finally claim their maiden Super Rugby title with a heart-stopping 33-32 final triumph over the Crusaders in Sydney.

Staying safe on a dangerous job

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After 10 forestry workers were killed, and more than 150 injured, on the job last year an independent panel was set up to investigate the industry's safety record.

Making a tree change in Golden Bay

Debbie Campbell of Bay Subtropicals.

A jet-setting businesswoman swapped heels for gumboots when she bought Bay Subtropicals in Golden Bay. Country Life reports on a corporate tree change. (AUDIO)

Black Sticks push for final at Games

Anita Punt.

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.