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Protest scuppers John Key's mall visit

Internet Mana protestors force John Key to abandon a visit to a Rotorua mall on Friday

Election 2014 - A visit by the Prime Minister to a mall in Rotorua had to be abandoned abruptly this morning because of an Internet Mana protest. (VIDEO)

Scottish vote: Narrow lead for 'No'

A count observer looks on as ballot papers are counted in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The campaign to keep Scotland in the UK holds a narrow lead as counting continues across the country with voters in 10 of the first 12 council areas rejecting independence.

Annual migration hits record-high

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The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long-term has hit an all-time high. The tide of New Zealanders heading across the Tasman has also slowed significantly.

Prison after fatal boy racer crash

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Police say the prison sentence handed down to a fourth person involved in a fatal Hawke's Bay boy racer incident sends a strong message to illegal street racers.

Countdown to polling on Saturday

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Join us for LIVE coverage from 7pm tomorrow as the Election 2014 results come in, with continuous updates, and an up-to-the-minute graphic showing how the parties are faring.

Deadly object was 'size of a brick'

Danielle Oylear  gives evidence at the inquest.

The partner of a man killed when an object smashed through his car windscreen has told a coroner whatever hit him in the head was the size of a brick, during an inquest into his death today.

Terror threats against Australian govt

Australian Federal Police officers are seen outside Parliament House in Canberra, after 'chatter' about a possible terrorist attack

Security at the Australian parliament in Canberra is being beefed up in the wake of a foiled terror plot. Intelligence reports indicate specific threats against the Government.

Election 2014 - FACT or FICTION?

Fact or fiction

In our fifth week examining political statements to assess whether they are fact, fiction or exaggeration we consider Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden. (AUDIO)

Grenades found at redzone site


Part of central Christchurch has been cordoned off following the discovery of several grenades at a redzone site. Bomb disposal experts have been sent to the scene.

Fiji election claims require evidence

Fiji Electoral Commissioner Chen Bunn Young Sent and Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem

The Fiji Electoral Commissioner Chen Bunn Young says it is unfair to indict Fiji's whole elections process without evidence being presented.

Two new Silver Ferns

Magic and Silver Fern shooter Ellen Halpenny.

Two new caps have been named in the Silver Ferns squad to play Australia in the four-Test Constellation Cup series which starts in two weeks time, while there is one surprise omission.

Tertiary union concerned at closure

Victoria University's Dean of Commerce says the Māori Business Programme has struggled to achieve a significant numbers of students.

The Tertiary Education Union says it is concerned that there are other motives behind the proposed closure of Maori Business Programme at the University of Victoria.

Job ads rose in August

Unemployment has remained above 8 percent in provinces such as Northland, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

The number of job advertisements rose in August, almost reversing July's slump. Overall, ads rose by almost 1.5 percent afer a near 2 percent fall the previous month.

Farmers hit by high cost of cow losses

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Southland farmers who have lost hundreds of cows grazed on swedes will be hit hard financially. Federated Farmers say to buy one in-milk cow now could cost over $2000.