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The community is rallying around to help the surviving members of a Nepalese family, following a blaze that left three people dead in South Canterbury. (AUDIO)
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is rejecting a prediction the Christchurch rebuild is close to peaking. (AUDIO)
A woman who sold her daughter to a 70-year-old neighbour for sex has pleaded guilty.
Satirical artist Toby Morris considers the Auckland housing market. (COMMENTS)
Fonterra needs to consider suspending trade on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auctions, the Labour Party's Damien O'Connor says. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have shocked Muppets fans by announcing the end of their long-running and often tortured love affair.
A "verbally agitated" man has died after police put him in handcuffs during a property search in Te Puke. (AUDIO)
A man has died in a fire at an apartment in the Auckland suburb of Panmure. (AUDIO)
As the one-year countdown to the Rio Olympics begins, New Zealand is setting its sights on a record-breaking medal haul.
A range of lobby groups have joined forces today in a legal bid to have documents relating to the Trans Pacific Partnership released.
The Defence Force is selling hundreds of its houses and paying millions of dollars more in rent.
Police are following up new sightings of missing Auckland teen LA Tukerangi and a man with violence convictions.
Unions representing meatworkers are worried they may have to sign up to "outrageous working conditions".
A man who car surfed on top of a taxi on Auckland's Harbour Bridge has been found guilty of criminal nuisance.
A 71-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her Palmerston North home in a 'brazen' early evening attack last night.
The country's longest-running contemporary dance company, Footnote, celebrates its 30th birthday. (AUDIO)
A case against the Ministry of Social Development relating to the shooting of two employees at its Ashburton office last year has been put off until 2016.
Proposals to allow suspected suicides to be reported is a very positive step, a suicide prevention advocate says.
New Zealander Les Munro - the last surviving pilot from the famed World War Two Dambusters raid - has died aged 96. (AUDIO)
A missing Auckland teenager claims to have been physically assaulted by a man who is thought to have kidnapped her, her mother says. (AUDIO)