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Fish and Game wants PM's written assurance

John Key

Fish and Game's chief executive wants Prime Minister John Key's written assurance that its statutory role is safe, while the Conservation Minister has dropped a threat of legal action. (AUDIO)

NZ First shuns race-based parties

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says his party won't be part of any deal involving either the Maori Party or Mana following the general election on 20 September. (AUDIO)

$1000 each for delayed passengers

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Air NZ is to give $1000 each to passengers stranded in Hawaii after their flight was postponed three times due to what the airline described as a series of evolving engineering issues.

More gold medals for NZ in Glasgow

Richie Patterson.

New Zealand weightlifter Richie Patterson has won gold at the Commonwealth Games in dramatic fashion, with all hope of a medal coming down to his final lift of 184kg.

Fonterra slashes payout forecast

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Fonterra has slashed its forecast payout to farmers for this season from $7 per kilo of milk solids to $6, following sharp falls in global dairy prices. (AUDIO)

No CAA action despite complaints

Pilot Lance Hopping.

Despite repeated complaints about the pilot of a hot-air balloon that crashed in Wairarapa, killing 11 people, the Civil Aviation Authority took no action against him, an inquest has been told. (AUDIO)

Netanyahu warns of prolonged battle

Palestinian mourners cry at Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital after an explosion killed children in a playground in late July.

Israel's leader Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, as it saw one of its heaviest nights of shelling since the conflict began three weeks ago.

Hamblin, Pascoe headline day six medal chances

Sophie Pascoe

The pool and the athletics track are expected to offer New Zealand's best medal chances on day six of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Thames shooting 'not random attack'


Police say a home invasion in Thames that left two people with gunshot wounds and a 73-year-old also injured on Monday night was not a random attack. (AUDIO)

RAMSI review notes flawed impact

RAMSI Special Coordinator, Ms Justine Braithwaite, the Acting Prime Minister, Manasseh Maelanga, the Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui at a function to mark the RAMSI 11th anniversary.

A review of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands says the scaled back operation now should be talked about in the past tense.

Sykes tied with Flavell in Waiariki?

Annette Sykes.

Internet Mana's Waiariki candidate Annette Sykes says she's level-pegging with the Maori Party candidate Te Ururoa Flavell - as she launches her election campaign.