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17:47 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Karpal Singh, the Malaysian lawyer who defended New Zealand mother and son Lorraine and Aaron Cohen, has died in a crash.
15:46 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
The New Zealander who was president of the UN Security Council in 1994 has apologised for failing to intervene in the Rwanda genocide.
15:33 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
The Blue Mountains community recovering from last October's bushfires have welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the area.
15:14 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
New Zealand had no involvement in, or prior awareness of, a drone strike in Yemen that killed a New Zealand citizen, parliament has been told.
Fight victim's mum avoids conviction
14:48 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Mona Dudley, whose son Stephen died after a post-rugby training fight last year, has avoided a conviction for shooting her husband.
14:25 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Evidence surrounding the 2010 Fox Glacier plane crash which killed nine people will be reviewed, says the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.
14:08 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
There's been a spike in interest from Britons about holidaying in Australia and New Zealand as a result of the royal visit Down Under.
Crash victim linked to body find
14:00 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
A homicide investigation has been launched into the death of a North Otago woman who was found dead the same day her husband was killed in a car crash.
13:55 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Four Treaty of Waitangi claims brought by South Island iwi have been settled through bills that have been passed by parliament.
13:54 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Waitakere has been ditched while two new electorates in Auckland will be contested for the first time in this year's general election.
13:37 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Extra traps set in Whangarei have found no more Queensland fruit flies since one was found on April 1 and restrictions are set to be lifted on Sunday.
Storm heads to Central North Island
13:30 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Auckland authorities are cleaning up after the remnants of Cyclone Ita knocked out power for 15,000, while the storm heads toward the central North Island.
12:34 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Steven Joyce is trashing Labour's latest policies but they're gaining support from unions and a favourable reception from the business sector.
12:17 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
The man charged with murdering Mei Fan, who was found dead in her Miramar home in November, is her estranged husband.
Dogs' owners remanded after attack
12:00 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
The owners of the dogs which attacked Japanese girl Sakurako Uehara in Murupara in March, causing her serious injuries, have appeared in court.
11:30 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Hawke's Bay volleyball coach Gemma Carlisle has been sentenced to 10 months' home detention after an inappropriate relationship with a girl she coached.
Beneficiary numbers at five-year low
11:28 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Beneficiary numbers dropped by five per cent in the year to March and are at a five-year low, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says.
Police cleared over Hamilton arrest death
10:31 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has cleared polcie of any wrongdoing following the death of a man in Hamilton after he'd been arrested.
09:41 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
Prime Minister John Key has announced there will be a community participation process set up to help decide what to do with red zoned land in Canterbury.
Policeman hurt after Glenn Innes brawl
08:30 NZST Thu Apr 17 2014
A police officer called to break up a fight in Auckland received serious injuries, including a laceration to the back of his head.
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