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Cunliffe: no knowledge of wife's Twitter attacks

Karen Price and David Cunliffe.

Labour leadership candidate David Cunliffe says he had no knowledge of a Twitter account set up by his wife in which she criticised members of his caucus. Karen Price has apologised for the tweets. (AUDIO)

First Ebola case in US confirmed

The Ebola virus budding from a cell.

United States health officials have confirmed the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in the country - a man who had become infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas. (AUDIO)

150 jobs under threat at Sealord

A Sealord fishing boat at sea.

More jobs than previously thought are under threat in a proposed restructure of Sealord's processing plant in Nelson and supporting offices. The company says 150 jobs could go.

PPTA threatens revolt over changes

teacher and students

The Post Primary Teachers' Association is planning a revolt against the body that registers and disciplines teachers. Possible measures include industrial action. (AUDIO)

Man United want midweek games

Louis van Gaal, Manager of Manchester United and assistant, Ryan Giggs. 2014.

English football giants Manchester United are thinking about playing midweek friendlies abroad to help manager Louis van Gaal prepare for Premier League matches.

Protesters disrupt oil conference

Simon Bridges: ad hoc discounting makes a significant saving.

A group of protesters gatecrashed a petroleum industry conference in Auckland this morning, disrupting a speech by Energy Minister Simon Bridges.

More join huge Hong Kong protests

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Thousands more people are joining pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong before what organisers are confident will be the largest day so far, on China's National Day holiday.

Labour leadership contest hots up

David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson.

Any chance of a clean fight for the Labour leadership is looking slim after David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson yesterday took pot-shots at each other. (VIDEO)

Silver Fern water plan last resort

The Waimakariri River.

The lawyer for a meat processing company has told a resource consent hearing in Christchurch its application to discharge treated wastewater into the Waimakariri river is for emergencies only.

Allegations of rape in Nauru camp

Nauru is trying to overturn a decision that froze the country's bank accounts.

Asylum seekers have made allegations of sexual abuse of women and children and threats of rape by guards working in the Australia detention centre on Nauru.

Chelsea win in Lisbon

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Chelsea scored a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League and inflicted a home defeat on the Portuguese side for the first time in four years of European competition.

More anti-drilling protests planned

Protesters walked to SkyCity yesterday where the Petroleum Summit is being held this week.

Protesters who staged a sit-in outside an oil conference in central Auckland are planning several more protests in coming months.

Air NZ eyeing Latin America routes

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Air New Zealand says there is huge opportunity to pick up on the demand for travel in the Asia-Pacific region and it has got an eye on Latin America in the medium term. (AUDIO)

Sharemilking clause no longer in effect


Today marks the end of what was dubbed a draconian clause in the dairy industry's standard sharemilking contract - the 'set-off' clause - allowing farmers to withhold payment.