Emily Cooper

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Around ten members of the Indian and Chinese communities, many of them dairy owners, showed up to Parliament today to put a stop to crime and violence in the community.

Watch: Business owners head to Parliament to protest growing levels of crime and violence in NZ

Around 10 members of the Indian and Chinese communities have this afternoon met with the Police and Justice Ministers.

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Te Papa vertebrate curator Alan Tennyson says New Zealand is already famous for giant birds and this identification adds to that reputation.

Scientists discover fossil of colossal human-size penguin in New Zealand

The penguin - called kumimanu - would have been taller than a man and weigh about 100kg.

02:09
A new study out today shows retailers are facing more organised and violent crimes.

Retail crime costing the industry $1 billion a year, new report finds

The report was released today by Retail New Zealand and Otago University.

Table top still life of foods high in healthy fats such as olive oil, Salmon, nuts and avocados with vegetables and herbs.

Steer clear of popular Paleo Diet, Ministry of Health recommends

The ministry has released its guidance for healthcare practitioners and those who give advice for weight management.

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Trains to run as normal in Wellington tomorrow as rail workers' strike called off

The Rail Maritime Transport Union were to strike in the capital for the second time on Friday.

01:02
The driver was shot by passengers in his taxi in the Wellington suburb of Miramar.

Police hunting pair over shooting of Wellington taxi driver to review cab's video

The Capital Taxis driver was shot in the shoulder and police are looking for a male and female passenger.

01:50
Thousands attended the opening of the new museum and community centre in Foxton.

New museum celebrates Maori and Dutch heritage

Thousands attended the opening of the new museum and community centre in Foxton.

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Apple customers warned of scam that's fleeced hundreds of dollars from users

MBEI says its highly likely to be a classic phishing scam.

02:11
Work is underway to take the capital's trolley buses off the road.

Last minute reprieve for Wellington's iconic trolley buses looks unlikely

Power to the buses will be switched off tomorrow, despite fierce commuter opposition.

02:07
China's Communist Party has enshrined President Xi Jinping's name in its constitution, making him the most powerful leader since Mao.

How will China's potential return to one-man rule affect relations with New Zealand?

China's Communist Party has enshrined President Xi Jinping's name in its constitution.

02:47
Scientists from around the world are focusing on the Hikurangi Subduction Zone which runs from Marlborough to the east coast of the North Island.

Team of international scientists studying active zone off North Island's east coast capable of triggering 'megathrust' quake

The Hikurangi subduction zone could produce a mega-quake resulting in a destructive tsunami.

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Lundy is serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife Christine and seven-year-old daughter Amber in 2000.

'No miscarriage of justice' - prosecution in Mark Lundy's murder appeal say no doubt over DNA evidence used to convict him

The defence argued the complexity of the DNA test was too hard for a jury to make a decision on.

Mark Lundy murder conviction appeal: Defence claims 'brain tissue' test which helped put Lundy away was flawed

Found guilty at a 2015 retrial,Lundy is serving life in jail for murdering wife Christine and daughter Amber.

02:11
Work is underway to take the capital's trolley buses off the road.

Fond farewell begins for Wellington's beloved trolley buses

The buses have been a feature of Wellington's streets since 1949.

02:15
Thomas Wutzler claims to have uncovered major safety issues in office and apartment buildings around the country.

Building inspector predicts 'serious injuries or fatalities' in substandard NZ buildings

Thomas Wutzler says something has to be done now without waiting for an earthquake.

02:24
Emma Goodwin is certain her five-year-old son autism, but they've been waiting for support and a proper diagnosis from EIS since October.

Ministry of Education admits it needs to do more to help children with behavioural and learning problems

Parents are frustrated by the long wait list for the Early Intervention Service.

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The Industry Training Federation says New Zealand is crying out for more apprentices.

'There's more than one way to launch a career' – new push to get young Kiwis into apprentice schemes

The Industry Training Federation says New Zealand is crying out for more apprentices.

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Experts say there's been a major increase in young people investing in shares in recent years.

With home ownership a distant dream for young Kiwis, new wave of investors taking to stockmarket

Experts say there's been a major increase in young people investing in shares.

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The Kiwi rapper is due in court today, after police issued an arrest warrant for an earlier failure to appear.

Watch: 'Not many' – rapper Scribe cracks wry joke before getting scolded by judge

Lawyer later reveals rapper missed original court date because he had no money to get to Christchurch.

More hot days, rising sea levels, severe storms to impact Wellington region in the future, report finds

A NIWA report looks at what the region will be dealing with in the future.

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The report found that absenteeism - or sickies - that results from stress costs businesses millions.

Report shows New Zealand workers are becoming more stressed

The report found that absenteeism - or sickies - that results from stress costs businesses millions.

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Victims of fiery Levin crash were two brothers and their friend

The young men died after the car they were travelling in crashed into a parked truck.

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The road linking central Wellington to Ngaio and Khandallah has been closed by a large landslip.

Clean-up operation in Wellington's Ngaio Gorge postponed after more landslips

More large boulders and debris has fallen onto the road since this morning's landslip.

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Most of us use a plastic bag for just twelve minutes, and then never again - but they take decades to decompose.

Wellington Council leads calls for Government to do more to halt use of plastic bags

Most of us use a plastic bag for just twelve minutes, and then never again - but they take decades to decompose.

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Three people rescued after catamaran sinks in Wellington Harbour

The catamaran sunk in completely calm conditions.

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Police open investigation into historic sex offending in Whanganui

The offending could have taken place over a period of 30 years, police say.

02:00
The Race Relations Commissioner has slammed the Government for not doing enough.

'Screaming out for answers' - victims of state care sexual abuse gather at Parliament calling for independent inquiry

Presenting a petition with 5000 plus signatures, former state wards demand apology and inquiry.

Abuse petition presented at Parliament

'This is not New Zealand' - victims of sexual abuse while in state care demand Royal Commission

NZ victims presented petitions today saying the full extent of historical abuse isn’t known.

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