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The police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson in the US says he had to shoot Michael Brown before the teen got to him.
Labour Party leader Andrew Little has told Prime Minister John Key to "cut the crap" and apologise over his office's links with the Security Intelligence Service.
Eleven Auckland restaurants which form part of the Masala food chain have been fined a total of $66,000 for failing to provide documents about staff.
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom claims authorities are trying to lock him up again after he spent $10 million on his defence, ran out of money and got dumped by his legal team.
Phil Rudd arrived late at the High Court in Tauranga this morning prompting the judge to briefly issue an arrest warrant. Outside court the AC/DC drummer played up to media.
Another two All Blacks are heading home early from their end of year tour, with loose forward Victor Vito and replacement lock Dominic Bird both returning to New Zealand.
The woman who spotted fugitive murderer Phillip Smith at a backpackers' hostel in Rio de Janiero is too scared to be identified because she fears he may one day seek revenge. Watch a video of his arrest here. (VIDEO)
The taxpayer will fund a civil case against parties involved in the Pike River mine disaster, if its advisors believe such a case could succeed, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO)
An expert panel on climate science will warn of severe and irreversible changes to the world's weather, unless emissions of greenhouse gases are virtually eliminated by the end of the century.
About 500 people young and old packed a platform at a South Auckland train station to remember the thousands of lives lost in the World War I battle of Passchendaele.
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.