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Police officers report colleague to IPCA

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Two police officers were so concerned by a dog handler's use of force they reported it, prompting an investigation by the Independent Police Conduct Authority, police say. (AUDIO)

TVNZ opts out of Maori, Pacific shows

TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick.

Up to 40 jobs could be on the line following Television New Zealand's decision to contract out its Maori and Pacific programmes to independent producers. (AUDIO)

Canada will not be intimidated - PM

A police officer stands guard with the Peace Tower in the background following shootings in downtown Ottawa.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is vowing Canada will not be intimidated by attacks on its soil. His comments follow a shooting in Ottawa, which took a solider's life. (AUDIO)

Police taking Hager to court over docs

Author Nicky Hager says it's the era of dirty tricks.

The police are taking the investigative journalist Nicky Hager to court in a bid to access information he wants kept secret. Police searched his home earlier this month. (AUDIO)

McCann paedophile charges detailed

A photo of Madeleine McCann surrounded by messages saying 'pray for me'.

More details have been released on New Zealand charges faced by a paedophile being extradited to Britain in connection with the Madeleine McCann case.

Extra charges for backpackers' owner

Michael Harris

A Kaitaia lodge owner charged with drugging guests and filming them has had two more charges laid against him - taking the total he faces to 51, including 20 of indecent assault.

Rwanda condemns BBC doco

The flag of Rwanda.

Rwanda's parliament has condemned the BBC for broadcasting a documentary which questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country.

Key's blogger response questioned

100914. Photo Diego Opatowski / RNZ. Winston Peters talking about police numbers at Hutt Gables Retirement Village.

The Government continues to defend the Prime Minister's right to refuse to answer questions about his contact with a blogger after criticism from NZ First leader Winston Peters. (AUDIO)

Christ's College takes top heritage award

Christ's College

One of Christchurch's oldest schools has been named as the winner of the Canterbury Supreme Heritage award. Christ's College beat 100 others to take the award.

Miner says Solomons Govt must help

Gold Ridge mine, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands gold miner, Melbourne based St Barbara, says the Solomons Government is critical to ensuring a tailings dam does not burst.

Breakers falter at home to Cairns

Rhys Carter

The Breakers have fallen to their second straight National Basketball League loss, going down to the league-leading Cairns Taipans in Auckland.

Maori, Pacific shows to be outsourced

tvnz building auckland

Some staff at TVNZ are angry their jobs could be on the line after the state broadcaster announced it will outsource producers for its Maori and Pacific programming. (AUDIO)

Reserve warns on cross border finance

Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler told a conference in Wellington today that facilities to move money between countries can offer both enormous benefits and risks.

Fonterra launches waterways project

Fonterra has launched a waterways project in Canterbury.

A waterways project in Canterbury will prove sustainable dairying and healthy ecosystems can co-exist, dairy giant Fonterra says.