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Virgin announces new Auckland-Australia route

It signals an escalation in the company's regional battle with Air New Zealand.

A man has been sentenced with two counts of animal cruelty

Man who had sex with horse claims it consented

He says it gave permission with a wink.

Michelle Petersen and her children Rua and Bella were killed in Perth.

Crowdfunding for Kiwi homicide victims exceeds target

Michelle Petersen and her two children were killed in Perth.

Betty Colt, one of the family matriarchs, at an earlier court appearance.

Court hears of coercive tactics of incestuous Kiwi-linked 'Colt Clan'

Thirty-eight members of the clan were discovered living in squalor in 2013.

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Andrew Little's tough words on Australian TV

He said Australia is breaching Kiwi citizens' human rights.

Australia and Pacific

How 'asking for Angela' could save you from sexual harassment

Kiwi bar staff say the initiative is long overdue.

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Aus govt seeks legal advice after 17yo Kiwi's release

The homesick teen has been held in an adult detention centre.

Renee Power was dubbed 'Sleeping Beauty' as no one knew if she would wake up or not.

Woman who thought she had cold falls into coma

"[I'm] so lucky, very lucky. I'm lucky that I even woke up."

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Kiwi minor released from Australian adults' detention centre

"I hope he uses this chance to turn his life around."

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Perth murder accused had been turned away from hospital - report

He allegedly killed a Kiwi woman her two children.

Greg Thomson.

Watch: Aussie reporter's sweary rant at charity gig

Greg Thomson has been suspended by Sky News after yelling at the crowd.

Teancum Petersen-Crofts was charged with the murders of three members of a New Zealand family.

Emotions run high as teen charged with Kiwi triple-murder

A mother and her two kids died in the horrific homicide.

Doctor Richard Harris & Craig Challen

'We didn't expect all 13 to survive' - Thai cave diver

Aussie Craig Challen says the situation was "absolutely life and death".

Controversial YouTube star Lauren Southern says she feels "zero shame" about her ethnicity.

Far-right speaker says she's 'proud to be white'

Controversial YouTube star Lauren Southern says she feels "zero shame" about her ethnicity.

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Lizard Man's sister speaks out about his murder-suicide

She says he deeply regretted his infamous tattoos.

Watch: Massey High principal Glen Denham defends teaching kids drug-use safety.

Shocking levels of meth revealed in NZ's wastewater

Auckland's meth levels are worse than European cities.

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Mega avocados prove to be a smash hit

They have been dubbed 'avozillas'.

Zoos Melbourne has stopped selling Nestle products until it complies with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil standards.

Melbourne zoos stop selling Nestle after palm oil controversy

Nestle failed to submit a report outlining its sustainability production plans.

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Peters would've let controversial far-right speakers into NZ

The Acting PM claims Auckland Mayor Phil Goff never told him he'd banned them from council venues.

Shannon Noll at the Duck Creek Picnic Races

'You f**king maggot!' - Aussie Idol star loses it on stage

Shannon Noll has apologised after video of the incident was shared online.