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BREAKING NEWS - Intellectually disabled Hamilton teen found safe and well

Peters refuses to rule out working with Greens

NZ First leader Winston Peters.

Election 2014 - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is refusing to rule out working with the Green Party in a governing arrangement with the Labour Party. (AUDIO)

Missing teen to be reunited with family

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An intellectually disabled teenager has been found safe and well after going missing from her family home last night. Police say she is being reunited with her family.

POLL of POLLS with Colin James

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Election 2014 - National has lost ground in the latest polls to an average of 47.5%. That would still get it back into office with the support of ACT and United Future.

McDonalds urged to go free-range

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A New Zealand animal rights group is calling on McDonalds to roll out a trial of free-range eggs nationwide after its decision not to use eggs from caged hens in Australia.

Pace of economic activity eases

New Zealand dollar

The pace of economic activity has eased. Latest gross domestic product figures show it grew 0.7 percent in the June quarter, compared with 1 percent in the previous two quarters.

NZ housing among least affordable

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An international report has found housing in New Zealand is some of the least affordable in the world, behind Belgium, Australia and Canada. Fifty-five countries were surveyed.

Terror raids in Sydney, Brisbane

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A number of people have been arrested during a counter-terrorism operation in Sydney and Brisbane, police have confirmed. Twelve properties were raided in Sydney.

CORRESPONDENT - Rosemary Rangitauira

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With another election looming on Saturday, what are some of the main political issues for tāngata whenua? Te Reo Māori, education, housing and employment are on the list.

Oil drilling near Gisborne abandoned

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TAG Oil has abandoned oil exploration at a site near Gisborne because of extremely difficult drilling conditions. The well will now be plugged and abandoned.

Strong lead for Fiji's Bainimarama

Fiji First leader Frank Bainimarama addresses the rally in Suva.

The party of Fiji's prime minister holds a commanding lead based on provisional results in the country's landmark election.

Chelsea draw, City lose in Champions League

Thomas Mueller of Bayer n Munich and Vincent Kompany of Manchester City.

Five-time European champions Bayern Munich beat Manchester City 1-nil while Chelsea and Schalke drew 1-all in another Anglo-German clash in the European Champions League.

CORRESPONDENT - Rosemary Rangitauira

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With another election looming on Saturday, what are some of the main political issues for tāngata whenua? Te Reo Māori, education, housing and employment are on the list.

Fonterra-Danone relations poor

Danone's products include the Karicare formula range for infants and toddlers.

It appears certain Fonterra has lost the giant French food company Danone as a customer for good following the impact of last year's botulism scare. (AUDIO)

Water body calls for RMA review

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It is time to review the Resource Management Act and separate its planning and environmental protection functions, national water industry body Water New Zealand says.

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