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Solar Impulse, the zero-fuel aeroplane, has flown the first leg across the continental United States in its attempt to fly around the world.
The Prime Minister is adamant he told one of his ministers that a man he was referring on to him with queries about trust rules was his own personal lawyer. (AUDIO)
The Overseas Investment Office has apologised to the government for failing to conduct a robust inquiry when it approved the sale of a Taranaki farm to a foreign company. (AUDIO)
Seventeen of Australia's detention centres are to be closed, according to media reports.
The Justice Minister wants more money spent on mental health services for those appearing and being sentenced in the country's courts. (AUDIO)
New Zealand basketballer Steven Adams has played a leading hand in helping Oklahoma City Thunder triumph over the San Antonio Spurs.
The family of a pregnant woman killed in a Northland crash says the driver who caused the accident should also be charged with the death of her unborn baby. (AUDIO)
The notion of owning a resource such as water is nonsensical and comparable to owning air, Environment Minister Nick Smith says. (AUDIO)
Sports call - Change the coach. Change the players. There have been calls for changes all round at the Warriors recently, writes Stephen Hewson.
AFFCO has been ordered to reinstate a worker the Employment Relations Authority says was unfairly treated by the company.
April was extremely sunny, very warm and rather dry for many regions of the country with temperatures in some parts of New Zealand 2°C above normal.
A Christchurch researcher may have found a way to dramatically increase the effectiveness of possum traps.
Catering multinational Compass - under fire for its hospital food - is facing questions about whether it is paying enough tax. (AUDIO)
Mediaworks chief executive Mark Weldon says he still has the confidence of the company's board after an hours-long meeting. (AUDIO)
More New Zealanders are living alone and about two thirds of those doing so are divorced, separated or widowed, Statistics New Zealand says. (AUDIO)
More than 200 people have gathered to pay their respects to the musician Bill Sevesi, at his funeral in Auckland. (VIDEO, COMMENTS)
A 60-year-old woman passed out and slumped in her wheelchair after being given medicines intended for someone else.
Police are redeploying breathalysers withdrawn last year because some of them had been giving inaccurate readings.
Leaving two polluted Canterbury lakes out of a government plan on water quality would send a dangerous message, says an environmental expert. (AUDIO)
A psychiatrist who was disbarred in New Zealand has been arrested in the US on sex charges, American newspapers say.