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The sentencing of Olympic and Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, is under way in Pretoria. He has been convicted of culpable homicide.
The father of a preschooler killed with her mother claims police were told of their disappearance but did nothing; the police say he wanted their address for a family court matter. (AUDIO)
About 10 percent of flights out of London's Heathrow Airport are being cancelled with strong winds expected from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo, which hit Bermuda last week.
WorkSafe will not be laying charges following an investigation into allegations of unsafe handling of asbestos in quake-damaged buildings in Canterbury, it says. (AUDIO)
The Green Party has made another approach to National about working more closely on specific issues - but Prime Minister John Key says he sees little point in it.
The Commonwealth has reinstated Fiji as a full member following credible elections earlier this month, eight years after the nation was first suspended following a military coup.
Voters have one hour left to cast their ballot in the general election. The Electoral Commission says polling booths throughout the country have reported steady flows of people since 9am.
Power was cut to hundreds of properties in the lower North Island this afternoon as strong winds and heavy rain lashed the area. Electricity should be restored in the next hour.
Five political parties in Fiji have presented evidence which they say back up their claims of irregularities in the country's landmark election.
The winning streak continues for the national Twenty20 cricket champions Northern Districts at the Champions League in India.
Fiji elections authorities say 36 ballot boxes have been quarantined because of objections to Wednesday's polling process. Five parties say they won't accept the outcome of the elections.
The subtitle of Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics is 'How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand's political environment'. Mediawatch asks if it has also poisoned the media.
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams has recorded a 56th straight victory by winning the Diamond League meet in Brussels after recording a throw of 20.59 metres to win from her German rival Christina Schwanitz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.