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Protect crucial Collins evidence says Labour

David Cunliffe.

Election 2014 - The Labour Party is demanding that evidence crucial to any inquiry into Judith Collins and other National Party ministers and staff be protected. (AUDIO)

The blogger, the minister and the SFO

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

Election 2014 - Cameron Slater posted a series of blogs on the then Serious Fraud Office director in 2011 around the same time he wrote his friend Judith Collins was gunning for him.

Dirty Politics: warnings for the media?

Author Nicky Hager.

The subtitle of Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics is 'How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand's political environment'. Mediawatch asks if it has also poisoned the media. (AUDIO)

Heavy rain threatens Northland roads

Flooding over SH1 North of Whangarei.

Civil Defence in Northland says heavy rain may force the closure of part of State Highway 1 near Kaeo today. Stormy weather also cut power to parts of the region yesterday.

Countdown to polling on 20 September

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Go to our Election 2014 page for the latest on the campaign trail, POLL of POLLS, POWER PLAY, our party leader VIDEOS, Fact or Fiction?, Ask Away and the Big Issues.

Half of NZ small firms have no website

Half of New Zealand's SMEs do not have a website.

A survey has found that half of New Zealand's small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) do not have a website and 20 percent have no online presence at all.

EU warns of new 'cold war' with Russia

Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said there are now thousands of foreign troops and hundreds of tanks in the country, as the European Union warns a "new Cold War" with Russia.

Controversial final months for Collins

Judith Collins announcing her resignation.

After months of controversy, Judith Collins has resigned as a minister. Brent Edwards takes a look at the series of events that led to her resignation and the questions that remain. (AUDIO)

Banned ship to dock in Tauranga

The Port of Tauranga.

A Liberian-flagged ship that has been banned from Australia because of its treatment of workers and its unseaworthiness is now expected to dock in Tauranga tomorrow.

Whereabouts of captured Fiji troops remains unknown

Mosese Tikoitoga.

Fiji's military commander says he and the UN still have no idea where 44 of his soldier captured by Syrian rebels are being held, as negotiations continue for their release.

NZ triathletes share podium

Andrea Hewitt (L) and Nicky Samuels celebrate their podium finish at the World Championship Grand Final.

The New Zealand triathletes, Andrea Hewitt and Nicky Samuels, have produced big performances to get on the podium at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Edmonton.

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.