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BREAKING NEWS - Dunedin City Council lays police complaint about 152 missing CitiFleet vehicles

Crown makes formal apology to Ngai Tuhoe

Chris Finlayson delivers the Crown apology.

Thousands of people have gathered in a small Bay of Plenty settlement to hear the Crown apologise to the people of Tuhoe it follows the signing of the tribe's $170 million Treaty settlement.

National dips in poll but still well ahead

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Election 2014 - The National Party's support has fallen in the first opinion poll carried out since Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics was released, though the party is still on 50 percent in Herald-Digi Poll . (AUDIO)

Leaders talk about their top goals

Winston Peters

Under the grill - we asked the leaders of parties represented in parliament what they would most like to achieve if they are re-elected? (VIDEO)

PM stands by statement on SIS issue

John Key.

Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key is sticking to his line that he did not know about the release of spy agency documents to blogger Cameron Slater, despite telling reporters in 2011 that he did. (AUDIO) (VIDEO)

James Foley killers asked for ransom

James Foley.

Islamic State Jihadists who killed US freelance journalist James Foley had requested that a $US132m ransom be paid to them for him to be released, his employer has said.

Primary teachers urged to negotiate

teacher and class

The Secondary Principals' Association is urging its primary-school colleagues to get back to the table to negotiate the Government's flagship education policy. (AUDIO)

Ebola patients released from hospital

Dr Kent Brantly

One of the US aid workers who has recovered from an Ebola infection said he was "thrilled to be alive" after he and another patient were discharged from an Atlanta hospital. (AUDIO)

POLL of POLLS with Colin James

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The first poll taken after the Nicky Hager book launch, by DigiPoll for the New Zealand Herald from August 14 to 20, did not dent National's polling average.

Community centre mooted for Stoke

Stoke

A state of the art community centre is being planned for one of the country's fastest growing suburbs as it struggles to keep up with its fast expanding population.

200 in mass fight in Solomons capital

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The Solomon Islands police say four houses have been torched and a number of people wounded during a fight involving 200 people in Honiara last night.

Phoenix confident of getting McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey

The Wellington Phoenix are seeking legal advice but remain confident of signing playmaker Michael McGlinchey who has been told he is still contracted to the Central Coast Mariners.

King Tuheitia opens up at koroneihana

Maori King Tuheitia Paki arriving at a marae near the Whanganui River.

King Tuheitia has opened up about his health and one of his sons getting into trouble with the law - calling the media coverage of the case a "circus".

Port of Tauranga hints at future profit

Ports of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns said log volumes grew in the first month of the year.

Port of Tauranga is hinting at a much stronger profit this financial year than the 30 percent fall it reported for the year ended June. The company says the current year has begun well.

Forestry co-op eyes small plantations

A new forestry co-operative is hoping to cash in on New Zealand's so-called wall of wood.

A new forestry co-operative bankrolled by wealthy Chinese and Australian investors is hoping to cash in on this country's so-called 'wall of wood' which is reaching harvestable age. (AUDIO)

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