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BREAKING NEWS - Police charge man with two counts of murder, one of attempted murder, after Ashburton deaths
One of the women who died in the Ashburton Work and Income shootings yesterday was a "lovely lady" who knew everyone in the town, one of her clients says. (AUDIO)
Election 2014 - A Royal Commission into the government's conduct will be a bottom line for New Zealand First if it is in a position to negotiate forming a government. (AUDIO)
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There's been a widespread response to events in Ashburton. John Key said he was shocked and dismayed, while minister Paula Bennett described it as a tragedy. (VIDEO)
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The head of a sophisticated online IRD scam that cost tax payers $700,000 has been jailed. Katrina Briggs pleaded guilty to a representative charge of causing loss by deception. (AUDIO)
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Prime Minister John Key says an independent person, probably a retired judge, will chair an inquiry into allegations surrounding former Minister Judith Collins. (VIDEO)
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A Waikato conservation group fighting to bring back North Island kokako to Mount Pirongia says it is pleased its efforts will be boosted by Government funding.
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