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No mass surveillance in New Zealand - PM

John Key in studio in Radio New Zealand in Auckland.

Election 2014 - John Key says New Zealand contributes information from spy programmes into Five Eyes databases but has has no control over what intelligence its partners gather. (AUDIO)

New speed limits proposed

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Parts of the open road could have a new 110kph speed limit under a proposal to tailor driving speeds to road conditions. Other speed restrictions are also being overhauled.

Just what is the truth?

David Cunliffe, left, and John Key.

Power Play with Brent Edwards - New surveillance claims have raised serious questions about the GCSB and forced the Prime Minister to make disclosures which had been secret. (VIDEO)

Hours left to vote in Fiji's election

A woman votes in the Fiji elections.

For some voters in Fiji, it has been a long wait to cast their vote in the country's first election in more than eight years. The polls close at 6pm tonight.

OIO satisfied over US station owners

Flock Hill Station.

A South Island high country farm's owners are meeting all requirements, despite putting a business at risk by ending access, the Overseas Investment Commission says. (AUDIO)

Questions over Maori TV restructure

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Maori leaders fear restructuring at Maori Television is politically-motivated and will compromise its independence. Three jobs are tipped to go.

Top General hints at US troops in Iraq

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The top US General wants to deploy ground troops in Iraq if bombing the Islamic State is not effective despite the President repeatedly ruling out a large ground mission.

Nats promise to reduce benefit numbers

Paula Bennett.

The National Party is promising to reduce the number of people on benefits by 75,000 by 2017 and offer an incentive for beneficiaries who stay in work.

Waikato measles outbreak over

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The measles outbreak in Waikato is officially over with no confirmed new cases for more than a month. During the three month outbreak there were 124 confirmed cases.

Fiji poll halfway through

Voters line up at Korovuto school in Nadi

Voting is now more than half way through in Fiji's first election day in more than eight years.

Tutaia out while Latu doubtful

Silver Fern Maria Tutaia

The Silver Ferns' shooting woes continue with Maria Tutaia ruled out of the upcoming international series against Australia and England with an ongoing foot injury.

Court threat over housing accord

A building in Hobsonville is due to be finished later this year.

An Auckland tribal leader is threatening legal action to stop one of the Government's fast-tracked housing developments if the council does not consult with mana whenua.

Balance of payments gap widens

Export growth has slowed and expected to further deteriorate over the second half of the year.

The difference between what the country earned and spent internationally has widened. The seasonally adjusted current account deficit increased $2 billion in the June quarter.

US beef prices predicted to stay high

container ship and exports

New Zealand's biggest beef processor is expecting farmers and the meat industry to benefit from unprecedented prices in the main export market this season.

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