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Phil Rudd back in Tauranga court

Phil Rudd gestures to media as he leaves court.

Phil Rudd arrived late at the High Court in Tauranga this morning prompting the judge to briefly issue an arrest warrant. Outside court the AC/DC drummer played up to media.

Hundreds more troops for Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks during a news conference at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting. (AUDIO)

McCullum saddened by Hughes' injury

Phil Hughes

The critical injury suffered by Australian batsman Phil Hughes is a reminder that dangers are part of cricket, Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum says.

Smith may fight deportation - lawyer

CCTV footage of  Phillip Smith as he passed through Auckland Airport.

Convicted murderer and child sex offender Phillip Smith has indicated he intends to fight deportation from Brazil to New Zealand. (VIDEO)


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Another rugby season is over and the All Blacks continue to dominate the game. They've lost just one game all year and will next year bid to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups.

SIS boss adamant more powers needed

Rebecca Kitteridge

The director of the Security Intelligence Service says the organisation has prevented terror attacks in New Zealand, but needs greater powers to continue to keep the country safe. (VIDEO)

Drug tester speaks at prisoner inquest

James Neill, a former Otago prison drug tester, has appeared at the inquest for Jai Davis

A former Otago prison drug tester has told an inquest into the death of a prisoner from a suspected drug overdose that he had a dispute with nurses about procedures.

PM under fire over 'grubby' dealings

Prime Minister John Key

Prime Minister John Key says he will not be apologising or quitting in the wake of a critical report on the activities of his senior staff. (AUDIO)

Search for cruise passenger called off

The Sun Princess

The search for an elderly man who fell from a cruise ship sailing from New Zealand to Sydney has been called off. The man's fall was caught on the ship's CCTV. (AUDIO)

Not enough support for children with disabilities in Samoa

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Samoa's first disabled Lawyer to be admitted to the bar says local NGO's are doing more to support children with disabilities than the government.

Simmons knows Hughes pain

The former West Indies batsman now Ireland cricket coach Phil Simmons.

The former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons says he hopes Australia's Phil Hughes is as lucky as he was with his recovery from a serious head injury.

Tribal fish plan 'somewhere in between'

Sanford's Timaru processing facility

An iwi group leasing its catch quota to a fishing company is agreeing with a call for Maori to step up and seize opportunities in the industry.

Methven first half profit rises 3.4%

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Methven's first-half net profit rose 3.4 percent over the year earlier, which it says is satisfactory after earlier overstocking by key customers. (AUDIO)

50,000 more needed in primary sector

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

The Government is challenging the primary sector to devise ways of averting a skills shortage, saying 50,000 more workers are needed to meet its export target by 2025.