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Radar signals show a missing Malaysia Airlines plane with 239 people on board may have turned back, say officials.
Police investigating two assaults on sex workers in Christchurch on Friday morning say they're no closer to catching the attacker.
Tasman District police say a man who was rescued after getting stuck in a cave near Mt Arthur is cold and wet, but otherwise unharmed.
The US has warned Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy.
The former head of the GCSB says claims about possible dirty tactics by New Zealand's spy agencies and speculation of spying on trading partners give the agencies too much credit for their capabilities.
Labour MP Shane Jones has made fresh claims that Countdown has used extortionary tactics against food suppliers. He says scores of suppliers have contacted him supporting his allegations.
The Crown has dropped its $1.2 million civil lawsuit against protesters who damaged the Government's spy agency listening station at Waihopai in Marlborough, saying there is little hope of getting the money back.
Six charges have been laid against a man police say broke into a supermarket in Oamaru while armed.
Internet safety organisation, Netsafe, says levels of cyber crime continue to rise, and more than $500,000 in losses as a result of online scams and fraud were recorded last month.
Media lawyer Steven Price and retired radio manager Bill Francis are to be part of a review into claims of political bias at Television New Zealand.
A Justice of the Peace has been sentenced to community detention for electoral fraud.
The Green Party says Wellington's port needs to come clean about how much of the toxic gas methyl bromide is being released into the local atmosphere.
Tasmanian Devils at Wellington Zoo are being prevented from breeding, despite a contagious cancer having slashed the wild population of the carnivorous marsupial by 80%.
The Local Government Minister is keen to look at what can be done to protect people from dangerous dogs, after what she describes as a horrific mauling left a seven-year-old Japanese girl in intensive care.
Gunmen have opened fire on an anti-government rally in eastern Thailand, killing a five-year-old girl and wounding dozens of other people.
Fletcher Building says all of its Auckland steel workers will be offered new roles or a similar job with the company that plans to buy its Otahuhu steel mill for $120 million.
One-third of schools have inadequate staff appointment policies and would be unlikely to recognise those people who could pose a risk to children, the Education Review Office says.
More than 25,000 people have fled their homes following a series of eruptions and lava flows from a volcano in Indonesia.