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20:15 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
Miley Cyrus has announced a New Zealand show after originally leaving her Kiwi fans out of her Down Under tour.
18:21 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
The person killed following a head-on crash between two cars north of Upper Hutt has been named.
Marshall's attacker gets home detention
16:56 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
A man who pleaded guilty to assaulting former All Black Justin Marshall in Queenstown will spend five months in home detention.
16:55 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
Labour leader David Cunliffe has unveiled his party's policy for senior citizens and it's promising better treatment of workers in the aged care sector.
National up in latest poll
16:02 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
National has gained support while Labour and the Greens are down in an opinion poll which partly took in the release of Nicky Hager's book.
Man pulls meat hook out of face
15:30 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
A man impaled on a hook at a Bay of Plenty meat works pulled the hook out of his face after spending over an hour impaled on it.
15:28 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
Prime Minister John Key says he might look into Justice Minister Judith Collins' appointment of Aaron Bhatnagar to a board position
15:24 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
The government's spying watchdog will investigate the SIS after Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater got an OIA request turned around in record time.
No further action against Collins: Key
14:54 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
John Key says he doesn't intend any further action against Judith Collins after saying she was "unwise" to pass information to blogger Cameron Slater.
14:05 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
Juliette Gerbes has been cleared of a manslaughter charge laid after her boyfriend Christopher Jones died while the pair were fighting in 2012.
13:38 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
A review of the controversial snapper quota is part of Labour's fisheries policy, which includes a promise to improve access to the coast.
13:20 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
The government has fast tracked a ban on shark finning - it comes in on October 1 and covers all species.
Nat's campaign launch could be threatened
13:16 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
National's campaign launch on Sunday could be eclipsed if Nicky Hager's informant releases more politically explosive emails.
12:23 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
A truck driver has been taken to hospital after his rig collided with a train near Timaru.
Woman jailed for attempted drug smuggling
12:22 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
Laura Cilliers has been jailed for seven years and 10 months after $1m worth of heroin was found on her by Customs officers at Christchurch Airport.
12:19 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
PNG police have arrested two men in connection with the death of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati and may be seeking a New Zealand suspect.
11:13 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
The Green Party says it would run surpluses $2.2 billion bigger than National by 2017-18 while spending more on social policies.
10:59 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
The markets regulator alleges Viaduct Capital's trustee company breached its obligations under the Retail Deposit Crown Guarantee.
More sedate appearance for murder accused
10:42 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
Two months after being removed from court after swearing, the man accused of murdering North Shore woman Blessie Gotingco has made a quieter appearance.
Collins defends naming Chch lane
10:28 NZST Wed Aug 20 2014
Canterbury lawyers are angry Justice Minister Judith Collins has named a new Christchurch lane after a friend who has no connection with the city.
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