Yesterday's reports into allegations made about the actions of MPs, their staff and the SIS should be a "major wake-up call" for voters, says politics lecturer Bryce Edwards.
Chelsea have qualified for the Round of 16 of the Champions League after thrashing group G rivals Schalke 5-0 in Germany.
Away from the red carpet, Angelina Jolie is hoping to raise awareness of issues like the millions of people displaced from their homes by conflict.
Prime Minister John Key says he won't be apologising for the actions of his staff or the SIS because it wouldn't mean anything.
A parliamentary report into the murder by Muslim extremists of a British soldier in London last year points to intelligence failures but says the security services could not have prevented the attack.
Pope Francis has slammed "state terrorism" that "kills the innocent at the same time as terrorists", just hours after he took a swipe at the "haggard" state of Europe.
Chris Pratt rides with the raptors to a rework of John Williams' classic score in the first full trailer for Jurassic World.
Ferguson has awoken to destruction after a night of rioting triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white policeman for the death of a teenage black suspect.
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition at a hospital in Sydney, after an operation to relieve pressure from his brain.
Only 5,300 Kiwis left for Australia in the year ending October. That's the smallest since 1994.
South Sudanese rapper Ur Boi Bangs, or "Bangs" for short, is back in New Zealand for two more gigs.
Protesters have taken to New York streets after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teenager.
A British paintball company is looking to employ testers for their new batches of projectiles, for a £40,000 (NZ$80,000) wage.
Swedish adventurer Mikael Lindnord fed a stray dog a meatball and from that point on, the dog would not leave his side.
The new head of the SIS has apologised to former Labour Party leader Phil Goff and others after it was found that he was embarrassed by the agency's failings.
Riots have broken out in the US after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
An update on the markets for November 25, 2014.
A new sporting event has been announced for Christchurch next year with the finish line set in a zoo.
Teenage golfing phenomenon Lydia Ko is the talk of the golfing world following her LPGA Tour Championship victory, which saw her pocket the biggest winner's cheque in women's golf.
The All Blacks have two things on their mind after another long season AAA a holiday and next year's World Cup.
Christchurch police are refusing to answer questions about a bungled police chase that ended with five people, including three innocent pensioners, in hospital.
Escaped murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith should never have been let out of Spring Hill Prison on temporary release in the first place.
Opposition MPs have criticised the inquiry into claims National MP Judith Collins was "gunning for" a chief executive she was responsible for, saying it was too narrow.
Australian test cricketer Phil Hughes is in a critical condition after being struck during a match in Sydney.
Although John Key's staff were caught colluding with Slater to embarrass Labour, the inquiry found it was just the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) who broke the rules.
China's largest dairy company has announced plans to invest almost half-a-billion dollars, expanding its south Canterbury factory which opened today.
New civil aviation rules to regulate the use of drones are to be released for public consultation next week.
Violent protests have erupted in the US town of Ferguson after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.
A Department of Corrections review into Phillip Smith's escape earlier this month has concluded he should not have been considered for release.
Accusations of corruption have been thrown across the floor in Parliament during fiery debates on the SIS report.
John Key says he won't apologise to former Labour leader Phil Goff over the release of SIS documents to Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.
New Labour leader Andrew Little took his first crack at the Government today, giving a lively speech about a damning report released into the SIS.
Activision has released a new trailer for Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, to give players more of an idea of what to expect.
A new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight offers more of a look at why the Dark Knight investigates Ace Chemicals in the game.
Wellington men have taken unsteady steps this afternoon to march in high heels in support of ending violence against women.
The chief of police in the US city of Cleveland has defended the conduct of an officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who was wielding a replica handgun.
For 100 years Rotoroa Island was a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. It is still being used for rehab today, but a very different kind.
Billy Boyd struggled to find the right words to bid a fond farewell to Middle-earth as wrote the end credits song of Peter Jackson's final Middle-earth film.
On long road trips, it's good to have an extra driver for when you get tired. And if General Motors has its way, that extra driver will soon be the car itself.
A young bear badly hurt in one of the worst wildfires ever to hit the western United States has made a remarkable comeback.
Annette King is aware she's not the "new face" many expected Andrew Little to pick as his deputy, but says her experience will help solidify the party under their new leader.
A university student in North Carolina is creating inexpensive prosthetic hands for children using a 3D printer.
From anonymous middle England to a life of fabulous riches, a rock star girlfriend, a scarlet red private jet and a second Formula One world title.
Britain's Prince William is to visit China next year, though his pregnant wife Kate is thought unlikely to go with him, reports say.
Chuck Hagel, who has been in the job for less than two years, is to resign after criticism of the campaigns in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State group.
New York Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham made one of the most spectacular catches in NFL history Sunday night in a losing cause against the Dallas Cowboys.
Labour leader Andrew Little has unveiled the party's revamped front bench, appointing Annette King as his new deputy.
Did you know that there is an enormous problem with people flushing unwanted items down the toilet?
After 27 years of service, caretaker John Rawson's career is coming to an end.
Police and members of the public will march together from Wellington's Midland Park in solidarity against family violence.
The new-born managed to stay alive for six days, until by chance, the baby's faint cries were heard by complete strangers out for a Sunday morning bike ride.
The Kiwi teenager won the LPGA's season-ending tour event in Florida and is now the biggest female earner in golf's history.
Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One world championship when he won Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
An update on the markets for November 24, 2014.
Australia has climbed to the top of the one day rankings after a comprehensive series win over South Africa.
Three people are trapped in a vehicle after a police chase in Christchurch this afternoon.
Becoming the first nation to win successive Rugby World Cups will drive the All Blacks next year.
A British-Iranian woman controversially jailed months ago in Tehran after trying to attend a men's volleyball match has been released on bail pending an appeal verdict, her family says.
The head of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has apologised for hugging Roger Sutton when he resigned last week.
The mother of an Otago prisoner who died of a suspected overdose while in custody hopes a coroner's inquest will reveal any shortcomings that may have contributed to her son's death.