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National being sued over campaign song

Eminem performing earlier this year in Chicago, Illinois.

Election 2014 - National is facing another hurdle in its campaign, with the music publishers behind US rapper Eminem to take legal action over the party's use of a song in its campaign advertisement. (AUDIO)

Key refuses to talk about spy programme

John Key campaigning in Dunedin today.

Election 2014 - John Key is refusing to talk about a spy programme that NSA analyst turned whistleblower Edward Snowden says is subjecting NZers to mass surveillance. (VIDEO)

Body recovered from lake identified

Police divers searching Lake Lyndon today.

Police in Canterbury have confirmed that a body recovered from Lake Lyndon today is that of a man who went missing while trying to retrieve a boat that had floated away.

'Moment of Truth' on world stage

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Election 2014 - With names like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden involved, Monday night's 'Moment of Truth' saw the issue of surveillance in NZ making headlines around the world.

Countdown to polling on Saturday

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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.

Colossal squid to give up its secrets

The colossal squid is defrosted.

Scientists from Te Papa Tongarewa and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) had a rare opportunity today to examine an intact colossal squid. (VIDEO)

US carries out airstrikes in Iraq

F/A-18/C Hornet fighter plane

The United States has carried out airstrikes in Iraq in support of troops who were being attacked by Islamic State fighters. The US has conducted 162 airstrikes across Iraq since August.

Harre backs Dotcom over email

Laila Harre in Radio New Zealand's Auckland studio.

Internet Party leader Laila Harre has no doubt that Kim Dotcom believes an email which suggests his residency was granted in order to be extradited to the US is legitimate. (AUDIO)

Freedom camping bylaw upsets surfers

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A Taranaki resident says a proposed freedom-camping bylaw is unworkable and will put some of New Zealand's top-rated surf breaks at risk.

Vanuatu police chief suspended

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Vanuatu's police commissioner, Arthur Caulton, has confirmed his suspension from the role by the Police Service Commission.

Crotty to miss Argentina Test

Crusaders and All Blacks back Ryan Crotty.

The Crusaders midfield back Ryan Crotty won't be available for the All Blacks next match in the Rugby Championship against Argentina in La Plata as he recovers from a cheek injury.

Maori TV to axe three jobs

te reo sign

Maori Television has announced details of a restructure that could result in the loss of three jobs and the introduction of six senior management roles.

Infratil sale a success, say anaylsts

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Infratil's sales of its Australian energy businesses for $A605 million, plus adjustments, is an outstanding success, analysts say. The company expects to book a profit of about $NZ350 million.

Call to get tough on poachers

tresspass sign on farm gate

Tougher penalties are needed for hunters caught poaching on private rural land, the Game Animal Council says. Four people have recently been prosecuted.