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Inspector-General to look into SIS release

Phil Goff.

Election 2014 - The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security will investigate claims the Security Intelligence Service declassified information and gave it to a blogger for political purposes. (VIDEO)

New youth ambassadors for Gallipoli

Australian and New Zealand soldiers take stand during the ceremony celebrating the 99th anniversary of the Anzac Day in Turkey on April 24, 2014.

Twenty-five youth ambassadors are to be selected to attend Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli next year to mark the centenary of the ill-fated campaign.

Key dismisses Labour, Greens plans

John Key talking to the Otago Chamber of Commerce at Forsyth Barr stadium in Dunedin.

Election 2014 - The Greens and Labour will send the country back into deficit if elected, Prime Minister John Key says, as political parties revisit spending promises. (AUDIO)

Labour's plan for Aged Care changes

Elderly man's hand on walking stick.

Election 2014 - Labour Party leader David Cunliffe said it will establish an Aged Care Working Group to make changes in the sector if elected to government.

Mighty River Power profit 'outrageous'

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A jump in Mighty River Power's profit is outrageous when many New Zealanders cannot pay their heating bills, Labour Party energy spokesperson David Shearer says.

Glen Scanlon to lead RNZ digital

RNZ head of digital media Glen Scanlon

Glen Scanlon is Radio New Zealand's new head of digital media. Mr Scanlon, who is currently the editor at, is expected to join the public broadcaster in October.

Icelandic volcano causes evacuations

Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, affecting millions of travelers.

Icelandic authorities began evacuating people and emergency services are on alert - after warnings that the country's largest volcano - the Bardarbunga is as risk of eruption.

Blogger to bring in tougher rules

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Blogger David Farrar is making changes to his website following allegations he was among right-wing bloggers fed material to be used against National's opponents.

Council investigates soil contamination

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The Christchurch City Council is working to identify how many of its properties could be contaminated with toxic substances due to their past use.

Solomons atoll desperate for supplies

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The people of Sikaiana Atoll in the Malaita Province in Solomon Islands are desperate for food and medical supplies after five months without a shipping service.

Snakey adds some hiss

All Black centre Conrad Smith

The return of Conrad Smith has brought a much-needed boost to the All Blacks camp, which is set to be without two senior stars for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup test.

Fears mining could affect eco-tourism

whale watching

Maori advisers to the Environmental Protection Authority say plans to mine phosphate from the Chatham Rise would potentially affect fisheries and eco-tourism such as Whale Watch Kaikoura.

Farmers see dairy result as positive

LIC escapes regulations imposed when it controlled dairy herd testing.

Farmers are seeing the overnight Global Dairy Trade results in a positive light, as the whole milk powder price rose by more than three percent, a turnaround from the big falls of the past two auctions. (AUDIO)

Flower grower numbers 'plummeted'

worker at nursery

The president fof the New Zealand Flower Growers' Association said people will be forced to rely increasingly on fresh lower imports due to an exodus of growers here.