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Man hands over car keys after gunpoint demand

The scene where a man shot at police following a pursuit in Tauranga.

A Tauranga man threatened by a gunman in the city on Wednesday night handed over his car keys before "he went his way, I went the opposite way". The gunman also fired at police. (AUDIO)

EQC settles 85 percent of Chch claims

A quake-damaged Lyttelton house.

The Earthquake Commission has settled 85 percent of Canterbury building claims and paid $6.8 billion in settlements, it says. All up, 143,900 claims have been resolved.

Valerie Adams wins gold at Glasgow

Valerie Adams celebrates winning gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Shotputter Valerie Adams has taken gold in the Commonwealth Games shot put event, and weightlifter Stanislav Chalaev has won silver. New Zealand also has three bronzes on day seven.

THE BIG "G" with Gael Woods

Scotland's gold medalist Christopher Sherrington poses with the Scottish flag at the medal ceremony for the men's judo +100kg class at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Instructions to spectators at the Hampden Park athletics stadium in Glasgow are either to "Gie it laldie", or to "Hod your wheest" ... and then there's the "Weegie Wave".

Fire damages Auckland film studio

The fire damaged a workshop.

A blaze at a major west Auckland film studio is believed to have damaged set equipment and models for the Hollywood production Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2.

Crewe inquiry useless, lawyer says

Harvey and Jeannette Crewe on their wedding day.

A former lawyer for Arthur Allan Thomas has criticised the police review into the Crewe murders as a complete waste of time and money. The findings were released on Wednesday. (AUDIO)

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris's sentence for sex offences will not be referred to an appeals court, despite numerous complaints that it was too lenient, Britain's attorney-general says.

Chalaev wins silver in Glasgow

New Zealand weightlifter Stanislav Chalaev winning silver at the Commonwealth Games.

The New Zealand weightlifter Stanislav Chalaev has won a silver medal in the 105kg class at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Guilty plea in Octagon bar death

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A Dunedin demolition worker has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing a stranger at a central city bar. Ryan Court died in the bathrooms of the Craft Bar, in the Octagon.

Tahiti's Flosse dismissive of opposition challenge

French Polynesia's veteran leader Gaston Flosse.

The French Polynesian president, Gaston Flosse, has told the opposition in the territorial assembly that no matter what it does it won't be able to take down his party.

Ngaruahinerangi to sign settlement

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A South Taranaki tribe will sign its treaty settlement on Friday with majority support from the iwi. Ngaruahinerangi initialled its deed of settlement at Parliament last month.

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