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BREAKING NEWS - Key calls unexpected news conference

Key calls unexpected news conference

John Key.

Election 2014 - National Party leader John Key has called an unexpected news conference at Parliament shortly. His office said it will be a significant announcement.

NZ workers not up to job says Whyte

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.

Election 2014 - FACT or FICTION?

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.

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.

Reduce, recycle, replace?

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Technology has reached a point where it is solving problems you never knew you had, but it is causing problems for the environment. The Wireless reports.

Aratere back to regular schedule

Aratere

The troubled Cook Strait ferry Aratere is back doing three return sailings a day after it was limited to two round trips when one of its propellers fell off in the sea last November.

Ebola drug ZMapp '100%' effective

Research shows Ebola drug ZMapp is 100 percent effective in monkeys.

The only clinical trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100 percent effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection, the journal Nature reports.

Colin Craig scores 'win for free speech'

Colin Craig

A top constitutional lawyer acting for the Conservative Party says a backdown by the Electoral Commission over time for party political broadcasts is a win for freedom of speech.

Ruataniwha Dam funding boost

The site of the proposed Ruataniwha Dam.

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has advanced $3.1 million to the company managing the resource-consent phase of the Ruataniwha Dam project.

Negotiations for Fiji soldiers continues

European members of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force.

The families of the Fiji soldiers detained by Syrian rebels are being notified by the military.

Golden double for NZ rowers

Hamish Bond, cox Caleb Shepherd and Eric Murray with their gold medals

It's been another golden day for the country's top rowers at the world champs in Amsterdam, thanks to new coxed pair Hamish Bond and Eric Murray and the women's four.

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.

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