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SIS gave 'misleading' information to blogger

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn.

The SIS released inaccurate and misleading information on former Labour Party leader Phil .Goff but says there is no evidence it was playing politics, an inquiry by the inspector general has found. (AUDIO)

Smith 'should not have been released'

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

A Corrections Department review has found convicted paedophile and murderer Phillip John Smith should have never been considered for temporary release.

Five injured, one critical, after crash

The scene of the Yaldhurst Road crash.

An elderly woman is in a critical condition and four others are injured following a police chase and crashes in Christchurch. Two of those in hospital are under police guard.

Man who slashed woman's throat jailed

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A man who slashed the throat of a pregnant woman and was shot by police after a Taser failed to stop him, has been jailed for 6 years and 6 months.

Minister disputes power price claim

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Energy Minister Simon Bridges has rejected claims that people are spending more of their pay packet on power and the government's electricity market is failing. (AUDIO)

Rest homes to appeal wages ruling

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Rest homes are appealing to the Supreme Court over a recent landmark court ruling concerning the pay rates of workers in the sector.

Teen charged over framing dead friend

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The grandfather of 16-year-old Cheyenne Ihaka who was killed in a car crash in July says the arrest of another teenager for framing his grandson comes as little surprise.

Collins inquiry results due soon

National MP Judith Collins during question time at the debating chamber, Parliament.

The Government will shortly release the findings of an inquiry into into allegations former Justice Minister Judith Collins was involved in a smear campaign.

Swiss museum accepts Nazi art trove

Christoph Schaeublin of the Bern Art Museum.

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept artworks from a billion-dollar collection which includes masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis.

Solomons police keeping up presence

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Solomon Islands police are stepping up operations in Honiara as MPs prepare for the often turbulent period surrounding the formation of the new government.

Vettori joins up with Black Caps

New Zealand Cricket's Bruce Edgar and Black Caps coach Mike Hesson.

The veteran New Zealand spin bowler Dan Vettori has joined up with the Black Caps in Sharjah and is a possibility to play in the third Test against Pakistan starting tomorrow night.

Mason Clinic to build new Maori unit

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New Zealand's largest forensic mental health unit, the Mason Clinic, has been given the go-ahead to build a new kaupapa Maori driven unit.

Queen St property sells for $97m

Precinct Properties has sold a building in Auckland's Queen Street to Robert Jones Holdings.

Precinct Properties has sold a building in Auckland's Queen Street to Robert Jones Holdings for $97 million - nearly $1.5 million more than its June book value. (AUDIO)

Too dry in north, too wet down south

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Long spells of warm, dry weather in parts of the country have prompted a call to save water, while in the lower South Island farmers are having to cope with a 'green drought'.