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NZ workers not up to job says ACT leader

Jamie Whyte

Election 2014 - ACT party leader Jamie Whyte says businesses are reluctantly opting for immigrant labour because New Zealanders are not up to getting out of bed and going to work.

Prisoners 'rotting away' says advocate

Prison wire.

Advocates for penal reform say a critical United Nations report on conditions inside New Zealand prisons is an indictment on Government penal policy.


Fact or fiction

In the second week of a new fact-checking column, Brent Edwards checks claims made by Judith Collins, John Key, David Cunliffe, Rangi McLean and Winston Peters.

Golden double for NZ rowers

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray

It has been another golden day for New Zealand rowers at the world championships in Amsterdam with Hamish Bond and Eric Murray and the women's four setting world records.

Put your questions to the politicians

Ask Away

Whether it's poverty, housing or education on your mind, Radio New Zealand has teamed up with Ask Away to let you raise your issues directly with election candidates.

Capture of Samoa in WW1 remembered

The centenary of New Zealand's capture of Samoa from Germany on August 29, 1914, is commemorated at a national service at the cenotaph at Auckland's War Memorial Museum.

The centenary of New Zealand's capture of Samoa from Germany has been commemorated at a service in Auckland this afternoon which was attended by the Governor-General.

More than 3m Syrians now refugees

Syrian refugee child in Istanbul

More than 3 million Syrians have now fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees - 1 million in the past year alone, the UN says, while over 190,000 have died in the conflict.

Collins backed over NZ First deal claim

Judith Collins.

National's leader John Key says he is backing senior MP Judith Collins 100 percent over her denial of a claim that her supporters approached NZ First with a possible post-election deal. (AUDIO)

Urgent meeting called for port death

The Port of Lyttelton.

WorkSafe New Zealand is requesting an urgent meeting with Lyttelton Port's management to discuss health and safety concerns after the third workplace death in the past year. (AUDIO)

Despite capture, Fiji troops to stay in Golan

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Fiji's military commander has ruled out withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Golan Heights, after 43 were captured by Syrian rebels overnight.

Turbos continue Lions' torment

Wellington's All Black Jeremy Thrush cuts a dejected figure after the Lions' third straight loss

Wellington's dismal provincial rugby campaign continues with the Lions losing 27-21 at home to second-division neighbours Manawatu, the Turbos keeping their neighbours winless.

Maori Party aims to lift tertiary access

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

The Maori Party says it wants to encourage more young Maori to participate in tertiary education at the launch of their tertiary education strategy in Palmerston North.

KiwiRail posts big loss in difficult year

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KiwiRail has reported an increased loss. The state-owned rail operator lost $248 million in the year to the end of June - $73 million more than the previous year. (AUDIO)

Beef and Lamb critical of US report

Beef and Lamb New Zealand general manager of market access Ben O'Brien.

Beef and Lamb New Zealand is critical of an international report which highlights the pressures increasing meat production has on land and water resources.