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Australian Federal Police have charged a 59-year-old man under the Weapons of Mass Destruction Act - the first time ever.

Watch: moment Australian Federal Police arrest Sydney man accused of discussing supply of weapons of mass destruction for North Korea

Charges against the 59-year-old are the first time anyone has been charged under the Weapons of Mass Destruction Act in Australia.

Robbie Manson (Wairau RC) NZ Mens single scull  racing the qualification heat at WCIII on the Rotsee, Lucerne, Switzerland, Friday 7th July 2017 © Copyright Steve McArthur / www.photosport.nz

Robbie Manson returns in triumph winning Christmas Regatta after accident

Manson emphatically drew first blood in his battle with Mahe Drysdale for the NZ single sculls rowing berth next year.

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A pod of seven orca whales visited Akaroa Harbour for over an hour today, delighting onlookers.

Watch: 'That's unbelievable!' Huge orca's swim underneath brave jet-skier in Akaroa Harbour

A pod of seven orca's delighted Rebecca Herring and her husband, as well as other keen Canterbury boaties today.

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The Liions' coach says his side have been welcomed everywhere they go.

Warren Gatland eager to coach Kiwi Super Rugby team after 2019 Rugby World Cup

"If that opportunity came along in 2020 or 2021 that would be great."

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Eparama Sailo stood up his opposite to score as NZ Fiji defeated the Cook Islands 34-7 in Auckland.

Eparama Sailo stood up his opposite to score as NZ Fiji defeated the Cook Islands 34-7 in Auckland.

NZ Fijians teen leaves commentators in stitches after bamboozling defender with cheeky dummy, step

Dry weather and high demand for water have forced the district council to introduce the ban.

Dry spell takes a toll on Nelson's water supply, restrictions introduced

A number of cities across New Zealand are feeling the pinch of an early, hot summer that is drying up water reservoirs.

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Alessio Di Chirico put Oluwale Bamgbose to sleep in the first fight on the preliminary card.

UFC fighter drops to canvas, lies deathly still after sickening knee to the head puts him to sleep instantly

Alessio Di Chirico put Oluwale Bamgbose to sleep in the first fight on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night Winnipeg.

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Rocket Lab today launched NZ’s most significant foray into space.

Small East Coast town lifting off with Rocket Lab but local iwi feel locked out

A lack of initial consultation has upset locals over an exclusion zone during lift off attempts.

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It was hoped Mycoplasma Bovis could be contained but the flow on effects in Southland and the North Island are being felt by many.

It was hoped Mycoplasma Bovis could be contained but the flow on effects in Southland and the North Island are being felt by many.

Spread of cattle disease to North Island sends shockwaves through NZ farming industry

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Chris Black works for a kayaking business in Motueka but sings any chance he gets.

Kiwi singer lands second place in Usher's global Megastar competition

Chris Black flew to sing in front of the singer songwriter in Los Angeles last week.

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A man is in a serious condition after a stabbing in Papatoetoe.

Video: Stabbing at South Auckland motel draws heavy police presence

A man received minor injuries after being stabbed at the Budget Travellers Inn in Papatoetoe this morning.

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Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion yesterday.

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion yesterday.

Canadian billionaire and wife found dead in mansion, police investigating as suspicious

Other roads will also be considered for the new speed once construction is complete, such as the southern section of the Christchurch motorway and the Kapiti expressway.

Government announces $22.5 million worth of improvements will be made to rural roads this summer

Rural State highways across the country are set to be improved with "rumble strips, signage and safety barriers".

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The German midfielder's moment of magic was enough to secure the Gunners the win.

Ozil scores goal of the year contender as sensational EPL volley soars over Newcastle defence for game-winner

The German midfielder's moment of magic was enough to secure the Gunners the win.

Missing Canterbury man found 'safe and well'

Glynn Cleaver has been found, after being reported missing at 12.20am yesterday.

Two dead, 17 injured after Melbourne balcony collapse

It is believed more than 30 people were on the balcony at a house when it collapsed last night.

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Reid Harker won't do it on his own though, with a Kiwi motorsport legend guiding him off the track as well.

Watch: 'I'll give it a red-hot crack!' Meet the rookie Kiwi driver looking to make his name in upcoming Toyota Racing Series

Reid Harker won't do it on his own though, with a Kiwi legend guiding him off the track as well.

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'Are they mental or what?' Housing New Zealand comes under fire over threat to bring down pensioner's vegetable garden

Social media users were quick to criticise the plan to dismantle Mrs Han's garden on 1 NEWS' Facebook page.

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More than 200 handcrafted flowers in mirrored cubes have been inlaid into the pavement just metres from where the deadly siege unfolded three years ago.

Watch: Handcrafted flower memorial unveiled for Sydney's Lindt cafe siege victims three years on

The siege claimed the lives of cafe manager Tori Johnson and barrister Katrina Dawson.

In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, flames from a back firing operation underway rise behind a home off Ladera Lane near Bella Vista Drive in Santa Barbara, Calif.

'Praying for our little town' - Oprah Winfrey's home in danger from Los Angeles wildfires

New evacuations were called for today as surging winds drove an enormous wildfire.

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The Phoenix suffered another A-League loss after the Glory notched their gamewinner  in the 60th minute.

Phoenix falter again as defence caught off guard by Glory's sudden attack

The Phoenix suffered another A-League loss, falling 1-0 in Perth.

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Two brides have tied the knot in Sydney, marking the first of many same-sex marriages to come

Kiss seals Australia's first legal same-sex marriage

Amy Laker and Lauren Price hadn't organised for their wedding to be legal, initially intending it to be a civil ceremony.

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Macca showed no signs of slowing down as the 75-year-old rocked Mount Smart stadium last night.

Macca showed no signs of slowing down as the 75-year-old rocked Mount Smart stadium last night.

'Good evening Auckland, kia ora' - Sir Paul McCartney enchants crowd with greatest hits at Auckland concert

Colin de Grandhomme and team mates celebrate the wicket of Chase.
Day 2. New Zealand Black Caps v West Indies. 2nd test match of the ANZ International Cricket Season 2017/18 season. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand. Sunday 10 December 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Windies change ODI, T20 squads due to injuries and unavailability

Three players have been forced out by injury while spinner Sunil Narine pulled out for personal matters.

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The families spent an emotional two-and-a-half hours with police today.

Families of CTV collapse victims to meet with Justice Minister today

Last month police announced they would not be prosecuting the engineers responsible for the building.

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The Northern Districts wicketkeeper needed just 40 balls for his match-winning century against Auckland.

Tim Seifert rewrites NZ cricket history books with fastest domestic T20 ton after smashing sixes all over the park

The Northern Districts wicketkeeper needed just 40 balls for his match-winning century against Auckland.

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A David versus Goliath battle between a Chinese pensioner and the housing corporation began last month over garden stakes.

Housing NZ threaten to bring down pensioner's vegetable garden because of banned garden stakes

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