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Gun fired at police after Bay of Plenty pursuit

The scene where a man shot at police following a pursuit in Tauranga.

A gun was fired at police officers after a vehicle pursuit in Tauranga on Wednesday night. No one was injured during the incident, which started near KatiKati and finished in Tauranga.

Schools celebrate Novopay decision

Steven Joyce

School principals have been celebrating news the Government is taking over the school payroll from Australian firm Talent2. The Novopay system has been plagued with problems.

Three bronze medals for New Zealand

Tayla Ford of New Zealand wins bronze in the Womens 58kg bronze wrestling final. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs and wrestlers Tayla Ford and Sam Belkin have picked up bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Shotputter Valerie Adams competes at 7.40am (NZT).

Fire damages Auckland film studio

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A blaze at a major film studio in West Auckland is understood to have damaged an area used for the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The fire took hold overnight.

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris's sentence for sex offences will not be referred to an appeals court, despite numerous complaints that it was too lenient, Britain's attorney-general says.

Crewe inquiry leaves key questions

Harvey and Jeannette Crewe on their wedding day.

The long-awaited police review into the Crewe murders has failed to answer who killed the couple and why a police officer was not prosecuted for corruption. (VIDEO)

Countries on alert over Ebola outbreak

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World governments are starting to take measures to prevent the further spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The UK said it viewed the outbreak as a serious threat.

Bronze for Auckland weightlifter

Tracey Lambrechs Commonwealth Games Weightlifter

The Auckland weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs has won a bronze medal in the over 75kg class at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Govt 'under pressure' over quake land

The NZ Coat of Arms on the Supreme Court building in Wellington.

The Crown was under pressure to give Christchurch residents timely decisions about quake-damaged land in 2011, the Supreme Court has been told.

One dead, homes evacuated after heavy rain in American Samoa

Heavy rain in American Samoa flooded a large portion of the main road in Fagatogo village, including this section in front of the Market Place.

A teenage girl has died and homes have been evacuated under the threat of landslides following a day of severe weather in America Samoa.

Ngaruahinerangi to sign settlement

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A South Taranaki tribe will sign its treaty settlement on Friday with majority support from the iwi. Ngaruahinerangi initialled its deed of settlement at Parliament last month.