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Labour leader Andrew Little and MP Phil Goff are visiting New Zealanders being held at the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in western Sydney. (COMMENTS)
A three-month-old email has surfaced about an alleged plot to kill all government MPs, say reports from Fiji.
The police watchdog says police who pepper sprayed a New Plymouth man's dog were searching his home unlawfully.
The last three bodies have been recovered from the site of Saturday's Fox Glacier helicopter crash. (AUDIO)
Global average temperatures in 2015 are likely to be the warmest on record, with this year's temperatures running 'well above' any previous 12-month period. (COMMENTS)
Cancer experts are disputing a Pharmac claim that New Zealanders' access to cancer drugs compares well with Australia. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
A Taranaki couple at the centre of a million-dollar tax fraud have both been jailed.
It is disappointing and hurtful that the Turakina Maori Girls' College closure comes at the hands of a Māori woman, its board of trustees says. (COMMENTS)
Private prison operator Serco has gone to the High Court to challenge a draft report on organised fights and other violence at Mt Eden prison. (AUDIO)
OPINION: There has been a sea change in attitudes to climate change in the past couple of years, especially amongst business leaders.
Criticism of the police and the government is growing after a leading researcher on gangs was stopped from accessing police data. (AUDIO)
A drone has shot footage less than 10 metres above the crashed helicopter on the Fox Glacier, providing mapping vital for recovering the remaining bodies. (AUDIO)
OPINION: The Tobys on the Paris climate change talks, cow farts and why it's time to swim or sink. (COMMENTS)
The owners of a restaurant near Nelson fined more than $90,000 for paying workers less than the minimum wage will appeal the decision. (AUDIO)
A day after Greenpeace boarded a NIWA research ship saying it was prospecting for fossil fuels, a report confirms NIWA does work for the oil and gas industry (COMMENTS)
Taking rubber necking to the extreme, an Auckland Zoo giraffe is hitting the road and the sea and may turn the heads of other travellers.
Taylor Swift has ruffled feathers while filming a music video at an Auckland beach, with the local board 'disappointed' the shoot put a rare native bird at risk. (COMMENTS)
Auckland is set to host an international flower show next year - the city's first since the Ellerslie show left town in 2008.
An 80-year-old man has died in a fire near Whangarei this morning, after large amounts of wooden furniture made it difficult for firefighters to get inside.
Crews at a forest fire in the Waikakaho Valley near Blenheim have got it under control, thanks to a drop in the wind overnight.