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Police officers prompt IPCA investigation

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Two police officers were so concerned by a dog handler's use of force they reported it, prompting an investigation by the Independent Police Conduct Authority, police say. (AUDIO)

TVNZ opts out of Maori, Pacific shows

TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick.

Up to 40 jobs could be on the line following Television New Zealand's decision to contract out its Maori and Pacific programmes to independent producers. (AUDIO)

Canada will not be intimidated - PM

A police officer stands guard with the Peace Tower in the background following shootings in downtown Ottawa.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is vowing Canada will not be intimidated by attacks on its soil. His comments follow a shooting in Ottawa, which took a solider's life. (AUDIO)

Police taking Hager to court over docs

Author Nicky Hager says it's the era of dirty tricks.

The police are taking the investigative journalist Nicky Hager to court in a bid to access information he wants kept secret. Police searched his home earlier this month. (AUDIO)

Extra charges for backpackers' owner

Michael Harris

A Kaitaia lodge owner charged with drugging guests and filming them has had two more charges laid against him - taking the total he faces to 51, including 20 of indecent assault.

Fraudster going to jail, judge warns

120514. Photo Diego Opatowski / RNZ. Coat of arms. Court

Nelson businessman Tony Mount has been warned to expect a jail sentence after a judge found him guilty of more than 70 fraud charges.

Emergency team holds Ebola talks


The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks to discuss the Ebola epidemic and will examine screening measures at borders.

Access to Parliament to be restricted

The outside of Parliament

New Zealand's Parliament is restricting access to only two entry points in light of the events in Ottawa. Visitors to Parliament could find it will take longer than usual to get in. (AUDIO)

Teacher jailed for indecent assaults

The New Zealand coat of arms, seen here at the Rotorua High and District Court.

Former Havelock North music and drama teacher Charles Harter has been sentenced to three years and four months in jail for indecently assaulting children.

Firebird appeal against Nauru dismissed

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An Australian court has dismissed an appeal by a US fund management company which has been trying to recover 27 million US dollars owed by Nauru in government bonds.

Ryder proves a point with quick ton

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder

Unwanted Black Cap Jesse Ryder's done his talking with the bat, smashing a quickfire century off just 39 balls for Otago as the Volts beat the touring Irish cricketers in a 50-over game at Lincoln.

Anti-whalers welcomed in Auckland

The Sam Simon will be in Auckland and Wellington before heading off to Antarctica later in the year.

Auckland's biggest hapu says it supports the work of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd and has officially welcomed one of its ships to Waitemata Harbour. (AUDIO)

Reserve warns on cross border finance

Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler told a conference in Wellington today that facilities to move money between countries can offer both enormous benefits and risks.

Fonterra launches waterways project

Fonterra has launched a waterways project in Canterbury.

A waterways project in Canterbury will prove sustainable dairying and healthy ecosystems can co-exist, dairy giant Fonterra says.