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Lawyer of convicted rapist and murderer Liam Reid to marry him tomorrow

Reid was serving a 23-year sentence for raping and killing deaf woman Emma Agnew in 2007.

One person dead, another critically injured in 'possible homicide' incident in South Auckland

Police say they were called to an Otara address just before 7pm.

The vessel leaves Kaikoura with 450 people on board, sailing for Lyttelton.

NZ Navy's Te Kaha to support US Seventh Fleet after fatal collision near Japan

Te Kaha is near Japan as part of the Royal New Zealand Navy's Naval Task Group deployment.

Traders bet heavily on kiwi dollar to rise

The dollar is little changed near a four-month high and may struggle to push much higher because of the sheer weight of bets on a rise.

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Search for fisherman lost off Southland coast called off for the day

Police have found some fishing equipment in the search but no sign of the man.

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Some big guns are backing the little player in a David and Goliath battle.

Law student 'free to try' to change policy with climate change case against Government, PM says

Sarah Thomson says NZ's Paris Climate Agreement targets don't go far enough.

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Early childhood teachers can be paid as much as $9000 per year less than kindergarten teachers.

'Really tough to make ends meet' - those teaching our littlest children say they deserve a big pay rise

Early childhood teachers can be paid as much as $9000 per year less than kindy teachers.

Due to new MPI regulations the Governor Burger is now off the menu.

MPI says raw and rare meat can still be served if proven safe

The agency says it can work on its new rules for cooking after a chef said they stopped him from selling his medium-rare burger.

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Ground-breaking quake research shows how much the top the South Island was affected by last year's shake.

High-level reforms for Earthquake Commission after five-year Govt review

Ministers have decided to lift the EQC cap for building cover to $150,000.

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Pedestrian hit by car in Blenheim last week dies

The crash happened on Monday last week and the 30-year-old died in hospital at the weekend.

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They're working together to support an important part of the local ecology.

Better together: Kaikoura farmers and fishermen join forces in midst of post-quake recovery

They're working together to support an important part of the local ecology.

Max was a playful dog, who always wanted attention.

'We don't have any tears left' - Invercargill couple searching for answers after beloved puppy shot dead

Coming home on Friday the husband expected Max to run and greet him, instead he found him lying at by their fence, dead.

Bone-chilling night as temperatures plummet across New Zealand

Temperatures dropped to minus six in some areas overnight.

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1 NEWS Political Editor Corin Dann analyses the decision to block the merger of Sky and Vodafone.

Sky TV and Vodafone NZ cancel merger plans

They have withdrawn their High Court appeal but say they'll still "work closely together."

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The PM faced another day of tough questioning over the scandal which has rocked the National Party.

'You need to front up and tell us what you know' – Hilary Barry challenges Bill English over Todd Barclay saga

The PM faced another day of tough questioning over the scandal which has rocked the National Party.

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The NZ Beverage Council says the scheme will help curb childhood obesity.

'We want schools to go water only' says fizzy drink advocate

New Zealand Beverage Council says it's disappointed at a possible levy on sugary drinks.

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Hilary, Jack, Daniel and Chris are putting their best foot forward for the Kiwi sailors.

Watch: Patriotic Breakfast crew show off red socks as Team New Zealand head for victory

Hilary, Jack, Daniel and Chris are putting their best foot forward for the Kiwi sailors.

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Firefighters tackle blaze in Palmerston North

Four crews were called to the scene in the early hours of this morning.

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It's taken six weeks, but Jeff has finally met his very own Good Sort.

Good Sorts: Jeff Davie's good Samaritan

It's taken six weeks, but Jeff has finally met his very own Good Sort.

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Despite trying to forget the Todd Barclay scandal, PM Bill English was forced to touch on the subject again today.

PM Bill English pushes tax cuts and immigration stance at party conference

It is clear National won't be changing its tune for the upcoming election.

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Andrew Little on the Todd Barclay scandal and his own intern headache.

Labour's interns leave squalid digs and billeted out

However some students have said it wasn't nearly as bad as it had been portrayed.

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One dead, one seriously injured after light plane crash in Otago

It crashed at Welshman's Creek this afternoon.

The Labour leader says he'd visit Waitangi each year but would boycott the marae if necessary.

'Out of ideas, out of steam, an empty vessel' - Andrew Little trashes PM's keynote speech

Mr English hinted there could be another family package of tax breaks.

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