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National's deals show contempt, says Labour

Prime Minister John Key.

The Labour Party is accusing Prime Minister John Key of treating New Zealanders with contempt by confirming electorate deals in Epsom and Ohariu. (AUDIO)

Gold and silver for NZ in Glasgow

om Walsh who broke a Commonwealth Games record throw of 21.24 during qualifying for the Men's Shot Put. Track and Field at Hampden Park. Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.

New Zealand's Commonwealth Games team has added a gold and a brace of silvers to the medal haul in Glasgow, in athletics, swimming and shooting.

Huge oil depot fire in Libya

A huge fire near Tripoli airport in Libya has spread to a second fuel tank, despite firefighters' efforts.

A huge fire at an oil depot in Tripoli has burned out of control and spread to a second tank, in what Libyan authorities say could become a humanitarian and environmental disaster.

THE BIG "G" with Gael Woods

Debate on Scottish independence has become heated.

The world's athletic superstar Usain Bolt may not have been aware that Scotland is holding a referendum to decide its future but in Glasgow it's hard not to miss the debate.

New tool to engage youth in politics

Vote Kiwi hopes to motivate self-learning, critical thinking and political engagement.

A website, Vote Kiwi, has been launched to encourage an interest in politics and voting by young people by engaging them online. It will roll out to all secondary schools.

Fish and Game continues pressure

Nick Smith.

Fish and Game says it will continue to call for the resignation of Conservation Minister Nick Smith until he assures it he has no plans to stop its advocating for freshwater quality.

Plea for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

A Palestinian salvages cushions found in the rubble of destroyed buildings  in the Shejaiya residential district of Gaza City.

A late-night meeting of the UN Security Council has called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza, urging Israel and Hamas to allow the delivery of assistance to civilians.

Boyle swims to silver

Lauren Boyle of New Zealand prepares in the Womens 800m Freestyle Heats on Day 4. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle has snared New Zealand's second medal in the Glasgow pool after snatching silver in the 800m freestyle final at the Commonwealth Games.

Teen wounded in home invasion


A teenager was shot at with a sawn-off shotgun in a home invasion in Thames on Monday night. The house has been under guard as police hunt three men.

Poverty tops concerns 50 days before Fiji polls

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Exactly fifty days to go before Fiji's general election, poverty and joblessness are high among the concerns of the country's grassroots.

Clinic wants to expand Maori unit

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The country's largest forensic mental health unit wants to expand its Maori unit because of its success in patient rehabilitation. More than half the Mason Clinic's patients are Maori.