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PM happy to give evidence to SIS inquiry

Prime Minister John Key at today's press conference announcing Judith Collins' resignation.

Election 2014 - The Prime Minister says he would be happy to give evidence to a hearing to be held by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, nine days before general election. (AUDIO)

The blogger, the minister and the SFO

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

Election 2014 - Cameron Slater posted a series of blogs on the then Serious Fraud Office director in 2011 around the same time he wrote his friend Judith Collins was gunning for him.

Countdown to polling on 20 September

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Go to our Election 2014 page for the latest on the campaign trail, Poll of Polls, Power Play, our party leader VIDEOS, Fact or Fiction?, Ask Away and The Big Issues.

More flooding threatens Far North

Flooding over SH1 North of Whangarei.

State Highway 10 in the Far North remains closed and farmers have had to move stock to higher ground, as heavy rain and gale-force winds hit the waterlogged region once again.

Security concerns prompt 18+ card update

The 18+ cards offer those without a driver's licence legal documentation to buy alcohol.

For the first time in 14 years, the 18 Plus card is getting security upgrades, and a price increase. Since they were introduced more than 229,000 18 Plus cards have been issued.

Homeless overwhelm Auckland trust

Albert Park in Auckland City.

A provider of emergency housing in Auckland says demand from homeless families is becoming overwhelming. It's one of a number of issues facing the country's biggest city. (AUDIO)

Hundreds injured in Pakistan protest

A Pakistani supporter of the Canadian cleric Tahir ul Qadri returns a tear gas shell towards police during clashes with security forces.

At least 230 people have been wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after around 25,000 people marched to the PM's house.

Controversial final months for Collins

Judith Collins announcing her resignation.

After months of controversy, Judith Collins has resigned as a minister. Brent Edwards takes a look at the series of events that led to her resignation and the questions that remain. (AUDIO)

Kauri dieback not spreading rapidly

The potentially devastating Kauri dieback disease appears not to be spreading rapidly on the Coromandel Peninsula.

The potentially devastating kauri dieback disease appears not to be spreading rapidly on the Coromandel Peninsula. A surveillance programme has found the disease at two sites.

Whereabouts of captured Fiji troops remains unknown

Mosese Tikoitoga.

Fiji's military commander says he and the UN still have no idea where 44 of his soldier captured by Syrian rebels are being held, as negotiations continue for their release.

NZ triathletes share podium

Andrea Hewitt (L) and Nicky Samuels celebrate their podium finish at the World Championship Grand Final.

The New Zealand triathletes, Andrea Hewitt and Nicky Samuels, have produced big performances to get on the podium at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Edmonton.

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)

NZ wine industry looking strong


The NZ Winegrowers CEO says the industry is looking strong despite a year of challenging weather. More than 500 people attended the annual winegrowers' national conference this week.