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Maori legally privileged in NZ, ACT leader says

Jamie Whyte.

The ACT Party has intensified its rhetoric against what it calls race-based law. In a recent speech ACT leader Jamie Whyte said Maori were legally privileged in NZ today.

NZ swim, bike to Glasgow Games gold

Lauren Boyle after being presented with her Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 400m freestyle.

Para swimmer Sophie Pascoe has joined fellow swimmer Lauren Boyle and mountain biker Anton Cooper on the gold medal podium in the latest Commonwealth Games action.

Farmers face losses after forecast cut

Dairy farmer inspects herd.

Federated Farmers predicts a drop in forecast milk payouts will leave 20 percent of dairy farmers unable to make a profit. Fonterra cut its forecast to $6 per kilo of milk solids.

Police to release Crewe inquiry review

Arthur Allan Thomas.

The police will on Wednesday release the findings of the review into one of the country's most controversial cases - the murders of Jeanette and Harvey Crewe.

NZ First shuns race-based parties

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says his party won't be part of any deal involving either the Maori Party or Mana following the general election on 20 September. (AUDIO)

Banks woo first-home buyers

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First-home buyers are finding it easier to get a loan as a slowing housing market prompts retail banks drum up new business. Lending to those with low desposits has risen.

Bombing intensifies in Gaza Strip

Palestinians carry the bodies of two men as smoke rises over Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

More than 100 Palestinians, including seven entire families, are said to have been killed after Israel intensified its bombing of Gaza and warned of a long conflict ahead.

Gold and silver at mountainbiking

Anton Cooper wins 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain bike gold.

A day to remember for New Zealand at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mountain bike park with Anton Cooper winning gold and Sam Gaze silver in the men's competition.

Thames shooting 'not random attack'


Police say a home invasion in Thames that left two people with gunshot wounds and a 73-year-old also injured on Monday night was not a random attack. (AUDIO)

Fiji gets positive scorecard from NGO on elections

The Executive Director of the Citizens Constitutional Forum Akuila Yabaki.

Fiji has received a fairly positive scorecard so far in progress towards elections which are free and fair.

Actor dismisses claims of Mana support

Cliff Curtis.

Cliff Curtis is dismissing claims he endorses the Mana Party. An online article cites the actor as the "latest celebrity to publicly declare support for the Mana Movement".