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Watch: Taika Waititi chatted to Kim Crossman for The Project.

Taika Waititi says he felt 'embarrassed' to don his Nazi costume

19 minutes ago

"Putting on that stuff and having the swastikas around, it takes on a new weight."

The fire started around 1pm on Tuesday.

'Appalling': SkyCity workers told to carry on working despite smoke danger

3 hours ago

The stench of smoke was overwhelming, but some say they were told to continue as normal.

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Televised Lotto draw canned as studio unavailable due to SkyCity fire

3 hours ago

It is the first time Lotto has been unable to air the draw live.

Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media.

Full video: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses SkyCity convention centre fire

The fire started around 1pm on Tuesday.

"New Zealand mate, that's where the All Blacks are from."

Why do Kiwis 'punch above our weight' when it comes to sport?

Dan Carter, Ross Taylor and Grant Dalton have their say.

The plastic collected is enough to fill a rugby field nine feet high.

Rural recycling programme collects record 437 tonnes of plastic waste

That's enough to fill a rugby field nine feet high.

The fire has yet to be extinguished.

SkyCity fire: Full list of closures

The fire is expected to take another 10 hours to extinguish.

A police car.

Woman found dead near Lake Rotorua named

Melissa Merika Jones' death is being treated as unexplained.

Watch: A compilation of the SkyCity fire.

How does the SkyCity inferno compare to NZ's largest fires?

The blaze continues to burn in Auckland's central business district.

Watch: The kiwifruit industry produced a video in an effort to recruit workers.

Significant growth opportunities for NZ kiwifruit in US - analyst

Demand is shifting in the right direction.

Watch: MetService meteorologist Lisa Murray on The AM Show

Rain, wind and hail to blast Auckland

Winds up to 100km/h are forecast.

Watch: The foobank first faced closure in 2017.

'We're poorer than the people we feed': Food recovery warehouse winds down

The Christchurch food bank has informed its landlord it plans to close.

Watch: MetService meteorologist Lisa Murray speaks to The AM Show.

Warnings for Auckland as winds up to 100km/h expected

There are concerns it could affect a fire raging at the International Convention Centre.

Watch: The fire continues to blaze into the night.

Nightfall highlights intense flames at SkyCity's convention centre

The blaze continues to rage on more than seven hours after it started.

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Fire crews called to another suspected blaze in Auckland's CBD

Police confirmed there have been reports of smoke.

A submission from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on Tuesday expressed a "strong desire" for the decriminalisation of abortion.

Patience atop a tinderbox: All-female committee navigates abortion reform

The new law will decriminalise abortion.

The increasingly busy Wellington Airport is set to expand.

Wellington Airport unveils billion-dollar redevelopment plan

The airport has offered to shell out $31 million for half of Miramar Golf Course.

The store is confident the man will be identified.

Caught in the act: Sex shop shames shoplifter

A leopard mini dress and rechargeable butt plug were among his loot.

Smoke billowing from the SkyCity convention centre roof.

Person taken to hospital in serious condition confirmed to be firefighter

St Johns says three others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The centre has been under construction zone for longer than anticipated.

Concerns SkyCity convention centre blaze will have economic impact

Significant building delays have already caused setbacks.