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Eight people convicted of drug smuggling, including two Australians, have been executed in Indonesia, local media reports say.
The Prime Minister says he was not able to specifically raise women's rights in talks with Saudi Arabian leaders but did raise wider human rights concerns.
Providers of home support services for more than 100,000 New Zealanders are going broke and need help urgently, says the association that represents them.
The Government will make further changes to the way people access social services in next month's budget, Acting Prime Minister Bill English says.
Aid is not reaching outlying regions of Nepal because the country's government is concentrating resources on Kathmandu, a New Zealand alpine guide says. (AUDIO)
Two hitchhikers have had their luggage stolen by the driver of a car who gave them a lift.
Managers at one of New Zealand's oldest and biggest gasfields go before a special hearing this morning to seek the right to keep on operating.
Increased traffic congestion and major safety issues are among the concerns Christchurch residents have about multimillion-dollar roading proposals.
Those speaking at Cave Creek commemorations reflected on the changes to safety standards that have occurred in the 20 years since the tragedy which killed 14 people.
McDonald's has walked out of negotiations to end zero-hour contracts, the union representing fast-food workers says.
The Crown says Blessie Gotingco was a small woman in her mid fifties who did not stand a chance when she was attacked by a 28-year-old man. (AUDIO)
Kim Dotcom's evidence in the John Banks case is being described as "fantasy" and "nonsense" as the Court of Appeal considers whether to scrap the retrial it ordered.
Mark Lundy will appeal his conviction and sentence for the murders of his wife and daughter, his lawyer says.
The number of New Zealanders unaccounted for in Nepal is down to single figures, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says. (AUDIO)
The Minister for Primary Industries has warned tougher baby formula safeguards at supermarkets are likely to be permanent.
Searchers looking for a 20-year-old American university student, last seen tramping in Mt Aspiring National Park, believe she has been swept away in a river.
A team of AgResearch scientists has identified methane-reducing compounds that could significantly cut New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions.
Family members of Cave Creek victims were in tears as they spoke at a ceremony in Greymouth marking the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. (AUDIO)
A trout poacher has been given a jail sentence for carrying out what a judge labelled a slaughter in a stream near Rotorua. (AUDIO)
Auckland councillors have emerged from a two-hour meeting on the stand-off with Ports of Auckland, with no immediate change of stance.