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Watch: Afghan villages are taking the NZ Government and the Defence Force to court.

Hearing into allegations of NZ SAS killing civilians in Afghanistan underway

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There "may or may not have been civilian casualties," NZDF says.


How young people in Wellington are beating the housing crisis

"The bottom of the pile": Students couch-surf, live in makeshift accommodation to make ends meet.

Lower Hutt residents are frustrated.

'It's a disgrace': Lower Hutt residents slam Govt's transport spending

"We can't afford to have it happen in 10 years, it's got to happen now."


How virtual reality is helping children get vaccinated

The technology is used all over the world.


Shortland Street star pens moving poem for Pua Magasiva

The heart-breaking words of grief from his on-screen wife.

Watch: The Government has endorsed the Let's Get Wellington Moving package.

Treasury warned Twyford against Wellington transit package

But the Transport Minister is standing by it, saying Wellingtonians have waited too long.

Watch: Wellington's public transport system continues to cause mayhem

Wellington gets $6.4b public transport and infrastructure upgrade

The project includes a second Mt Victoria tunnel and an upgrade of mass transit.

The emotional haka performed this afternoon. Image: Pua in the 1st XV of 1998.

Watch: St Patrick's College perform emotional haka for old boy Pua Magasiva

The 1st XV rugby team paid tribute to the late actor.

Watch: Last year's Aurora Australis from Wellington.

High chance NZ skies will be lit up by Southern Lights, says expert

Stewart Island and Dunedin have the best chances of seeing the Aurora Australis.

Watch: Louisa Gommans on The AM Show.

Petition launched to make vaccination mandatory

"It's bigger than personal choice."


Wellington student president on why she's running for city council

Tamatha Paul wants Wellington to be NZ's first living wage city.

The lure of cheap petrol was too much to resist for Upper Hutt motorists with some queueing for hours.

How does your city compare to the cheapest fuel in NZ?

One city is paying at least 34c more per litre.

Expert David Boyle spoke to The AM Show.

Government policies to blame for rising rent - expert

The abolition of letting fees and compulsory insulation have pushed up rents, David Boyle says.

Dave Bodger speaks to The AM Show about Gull opening in the South Island.

Low cost petrol company headed to Wellington

It's expected to cause petrol prices in the area to drop.

police tape

Porirua homicide: Man charged with murder

A man has been charged with the murder of Porirua man Hone Pawa.

rainbow tank

Defence Force chiefs walk in Wellington Pride Parade

There was mixed reaction to the tank decked out in rainbow flags, however.

Kaikoura resident Dave Lyon confronted a tourist and filmed him while he was relieving himself at the beach.

Kiwis no longer worried by freedom campers - survey

But there's a marked difference in levels of concern between the North and South islands.


Homicide inquiry after Porirua fight leaves man dead

He died at the scene.

Watch : Kiwi woman shares emotional story after mum and partner die of same cancer

Lower Hutt woman with terminal cancer to marry fiancé of 20 years

They've been so focused on raising their kids that they never got to tie the knot.

Watch: Buy or brew? Why a coffee expert says doing it at home is better

How a Wellington start-up's takeaway coffee idea is saving the planet

For a $3 deposit you can tackle our single-use culture.