We need to understand if there was more that we could have done - Paula Attrill, Child, Youth and Family

Dairy owner's 14-year-old killer jailed for six years

Critics fear tasers may become the go-to option

"There is a risk that there will be a use of the taser as the first response."

01:20

NZ rocket company blasts into the big time

The deal gives Rocket Lab more launch flexibility.

Toddler dies when family home set ablaze in the West Bank

The boy's parents and his older brother were badly injured.

Hunt on after third attempted child abduction

A girl was targeted in the latest frightening incident.

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Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs

"Comets are good places to find the building blocks of molecules which later on could be used for life."

Aussie surfer seriously injured in shark attack

The latest attack left a man in a serious condition.

01:50

'We are talking about human beings not insects' - David Cameron slammed over comments

"You have a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean, because Britain has got jobs," David Cameron said.

01:04

Exclusive: 'Stupid coconuts' - Warriors players racially abused during match

Allegations Warriors were racially abused during NSW Cup match in Wollongong.

Children break out of Palmerston North daycare

An investigation is underway into the escape of two children from a Palmerston North daycare.

Man critically injured in tractor accident

St John staff said the man may have been run over by his tractor.

Financial watchdog sues investment trader

The FMA's suing a former trader at Milford Asset Management Ltd over what it says amounted to market manipulation.

Protesters fail to stop Arctic-bound ship leaving Oregon

Protesters in kayaks tried to block the ship but authorities cleared a narrow pathway.

Colin Craig sends 'Dirty Politics brigade' legal advice

Colin Craig has begun legal proceedings against three people who he accuses of defaming him.

Fonterra fined for polluting Rangitaiki River

The river is "the food basket for iwi" and culturally significant, the council says.

Kurt Cobain's family wants death-scene photos that could 'prove murder' kept sealed

In 1995, Courtney Love got court permission to keep Cobain's suicide note out of the public eye.

04:30

Junior boxer has more than a fighter's chance at world title

Junior Acero will travel to Russia for the boxing Junior World Championships later this year.

Joseph Parker closing in on securing Samoan bout

Kiwi heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker is close to securing a fight in Samoa next year.

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'He's my son but also Cambodia's' - Angelina Jolie visits with Maddox

The actress and her adopted son return to the place that changed their lives.

Aussie accused of murdering Kiwi woman to be released from prison

Gable Tostee has served a 10-month sentence after a high-speed police pursuit.

Labour MP sorry for plagiarising

Labour's IT spokeswoman has apologised for using material from The Economist in a research paper.

01:50

'Extradite him!' Thousands tell John Kerry to send Cecil's killer to Zimbabwe

More than 150,000 people are urging the extradition of Walter Palmer to face authorities.

Ryan Fox off to another flyer in Europe

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has continued his hot form in Europe at the Madeira Islands Open.

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Video: Parents smash their way into daycare centre to rescue baby

How far will two desperate parents go to rescue their baby locked inside a daycare centre?

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Timber! Tree knocked over by Paddon’s Hyundai team-mate’s car

On the WRC’s quickest course, the crash caused a massive tree to fall over.

Man denies murdering toddler Ihaka Stokes

The man accused of murdering Ihaka Stokes has pleaded not guilty this morning.

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