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Security review after attack in Canada

beehive and parliament buildings

New Zealand's Parliamentary Service is reviewing security in the wake of the shooting at Canada's parliament in Ottawa. (AUDIO)

Minister threatens special legislation

Amy Adams.

Environment Minister Amy Adams has threatened to pass special legislation to fast-track planning rules for Christchurch if the City Council does not do the job itself.

Terrorism a threat - but lest we forget

Brent Edwards, Political Editor

Power Play with Brent Edwards - The Prime Minister is adamant New Zealand won't be sending troops to Iraq to help fight against Islamic State insurgents. Well, he was in June.

Legislation 'may not protect Hager'

Author Nicky Hager.

A Canterbury University law expert says current legislation may not protect information about sources stored in digital equipment seized by the police from journalist Nicky Hager.

Unanimous vote for police to be armed

Police woman

The Police Association has voted unanimously to demand that all officers be allowed to carry guns and called on the Police Commissioner to start the process immediately. (AUDIO)

TVNZ Pasifika shows 'will be produced'

tvnz building auckland

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Sam Lotu-Iiga, is confident Pasifika shows will continue being produced as Television New Zealand plans to outsource those programmes.

Canada parliament back after shooting

Canada shooting

Canada's parliament has returned to work, a day after a gunman rampaged through its corridors and shot and killed a soldier, before being shot dead by the sergeant-at-arms.

Key's blogger response questioned

100914. Photo Diego Opatowski / RNZ. Winston Peters talking about police numbers at Hutt Gables Retirement Village.

The Government continues to defend the Prime Minister's right to refuse to answer questions about his contact with a blogger after criticism from NZ First leader Winston Peters. (AUDIO)

Preferred Flockton option announced

More flooding for Flockton.

The Christchurch City Council has announced its preferred option for preventing flooding in the Flockton Basin, and area subjected to repeated flooding since the earthquakes.

Huge drop in Marshalls copra production

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There's been a huge drop in copra production in the Marshall Islands this year.

Breakers falter at home to Cairns

Rhys Carter

The Breakers have fallen to their second straight National Basketball League loss, going down 85-76 to the league-leading Cairns Taipans in Auckland.

MP questions TVNZ's future

Labour MP Kris Faafoi.

Labour's broadcasting spokesperson Kris Faafoi says a plan to outsource content for Maori and Pacific programming at TVNZ has left many unanswered questions.

Markets deliver an effective easing

New Zealand dollar

Financial markets have effectively delivered an easing in monetary policy after inflation in the September quarter came in well below both market and Reserve Bank expectations.

Groups accused of vicious campaign

kiwifruit vines

A spokesperson for the group of kiwifruit growers looking to sue the Government says they have been subjected to a vicious campaign by Zespri and groups aligned with the marketer.