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BlogWatch: Anatomy of misinformation

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BlogWatch columnist Peter Fowler looks at the controversy around the song "Kill the PM" and how misinformation about NZ On Air spread quickly online.

Insurer must pay for multiple quakes

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The Supreme Court has ruled that an insurance company must pay out for damages from multiple earthquakes - not just the final tremor that left a property unable to be repaired. (AUDIO)

Hager book hurts major parties - poll

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Election 2014 - Support for National and Labour have fallen in the latest major poll out today, while smaller parties appear to have benefited from disclosures in the book, Dirty Politics. (AUDIO)

Fonterra in big joint venture with China

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Dairy giant Fonterra is planning to invest more than $1 billion in a Chinese joint venture and boost processing capacity in New Zealand. It is sticking to its forecast milk payout of $6. (AUDIO)

Countdown to polling on 20 September

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Go to our Election 2014 page for the latest on the campaign trail, POLL of POLLS, POWER PLAY, our party leader VIDEOS, Fact or Fiction?, Ask Away and the Big Issues.

Art dealer biography judged best book

Publisher Claire Murdoch from Te Papa Press with Jill Trevelyan, winner of 2014 New Zealand Post Book of the Year

A biography about a Wellington art dealer has won the top prize at the New Zealand Post Book Awards tonight, with the judges describing it as a brilliant work. (AUDIO)

'Appalling' child abuse in English town

Rotherham, England

At least 1400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in the English city of Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found. Children as young as 11 were raped.

Call for Collins to go over latest gaffe

Judith Collins at the "Meet the candidates meeting" at Drury.

Labour and the Greens say it is untenable for Judith Collins to remain a minister in the wake of her latest gaffe and the Prime Minister must step in. (AUDIO)

EQC engineer defends conduct

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A senior Earthquake Commission engineer has told a disciplinary hearing into his professional conduct that sometimes, people just don't want to hear what he has to say. (AUDIO)

Fiji court to hear application on electoral candidate on Friday

Members at the launch of the Fiji Labour Party's Manifesto in Suva

The Fiji High Court will this Friday hear an application by the Fiji Labour Party to re-instate a candidate on the electoral roll.

Federer made to work for US Open win

Roger Federer

Roger Federer's bid for an 18th grand slam title has begun with a workmanlike straight sets win over Austrailan Marinko Matosevic to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open.

Continued dispute over Northland kura

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A row over the running of a Northland Maori immersion school has deepened with the school's commissioner releasing a draft report on his review.

Air NZ profit soars to $262 million

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Air New Zealand lifted net profit 45 percent to $262 million for the year ended June, as it held costs while increasing capacity and passenger numbers. It will pay a special dividend.

Beet crop 'revolution' for beef farmers

Fodder beet is a bulb crop related to beetroot (pictured) but can grow to huge sizes.

The growth in the use of fodder beet as a forage crop in the beef industry has been so rapid, that seed supplies for the coming growing season are expected to run out.