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David Cunliffe wants leadership action soon

David Cunliffe said he was not going to resign.

Election 2014 - Labour Party leader David Cunliffe wants the party to hold a primary style contest for the leadership soon, but is refusing to resign. (VIDEO)

Organisation's head accused of tax evasion


The head of a publicly funded body in Auckland is charged with evading millions of dollars of tax after issuing false invoices to an organisation for which he continues to work. (AUDIO)

NZer 'in wrong place at wrong time'

Lynn Howie and Mark De Salis.

A New Zealand woman and her British boyfriend found shot dead on a beach in Libya were "in the wrong place at the wrong time", an inquest in the UK has heard.

Terry Serepisos appears in court

Terry Sereposis.

Bankrupt property developer Terry Serepisos is "flabbergasted" after being arrested in relation to child support payments. He was arrested at Wellington Airport yesterday.

Queenstown cop ruling worries boss

Queenstown town centre.

The employer of a taxi driver racially abused by a Queenstown police officer says a terrible message has been sent by not convicting the officer. (AUDIO)

More charges laid against Tully

Jonathan Tully

More charges have been laid against the double murder-accused, Russell John Tully, who has appeared in the High Court in Christchurch this morning.

Rockerfellers get out of fossil fuels

coal power

The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune in the oil industry, says its philanthropic organisation is planning to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy.

Dunne, Seymour seek ministerial jobs

John Key, right, meets with United Future Leader Peter Dunne.

Both United Future leader Peter Dunne and Act MP David Seymour are angling for ministerial positions in a new government. (VIDEO)

Biosecurity finds scorpion in tent

Biosecurity inspectors have found a live scorpion inside camping gear at Auckland Airport.

A biosecurity inspector has found a live scorpion inside camping gear at Auckland Airport. It was found in a tent coming in with a passenger from Mexico.

Fiji's Sodelpa pledges election inquiry

The leader of Fiji's main opposition party, Ro Teimumu Kepa.

Fiji's main opposition party has pledged to move a motion to launch a parliamentary inquiry into last week's election.

Snakey says they're moving on

Aaron Cruden, Sydney, 2014.

The All Black centre Conrad Smith says while he's disappointed in Aaron Cruden, the team has moved on from it and they need to prepare for Sunday's clash with the Pumas. (AUDIO)

Doubts MP will bring about change

Adrian Rurawhe, new MP for Te Tai Hauauru.

A campaigner for the winner of the Western Maori seat, Adrian Rurawhe, doubts he will be able to bring about any changes for tangata whenua in the next few years.

Dice rolls refinery's way - CEO

Marsden Point oil refinery plans to dredge Whangarei Harbour entrance.

Refining New Zealand has had several factors outside its control go its way in July and August - but chief executive Sjoerd Post is not sure whether they will continue.

Robotic dog no match for real thing

sheepdogs on truck

Federated Farmers says a future with robotic sheepdogs herding sheep into pens is an unlikely yarn. Academics say they have created an algorithm that simulates dog behaviour.