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KiwiRail posts $248m loss in difficult year

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KiwiRail has reported an increased loss. The state-owned rail operator lost $248 million in the year to the end of June - $73 million more than the previous year.

Collins defends giving details to blogger

Judith Collins.

Election 2014 - Justice Minister Judith Collins has defended passing information about a public servant to a right-wing blogger, saying it was no more than business card details. (AUDIO)

Dirty Politics gives way to policy

Brent Edwards, Political Editor

Election 2014 - Power Play with Brent Edwards - John Key launched the National Party's election campaign on Sunday and it was no accident the party chose South Auckland for the rally.

Virtual baby says her first words

Baby X

A pioneering virtual baby "born" at the University of Auckland has just started to read and say her first words. And BabyX is learning more as she gets older - just like a real child. (VIDEO)

Jockey accused of betting rule breach

David Walker in 2013.

The career of Central Districts jockey David Walker is in jeopardy as he faces a charge of betting on a rival horse and restraining his own mount at a meeting in Palmerston North. (AUDIO)

Dotcom must reveal assets to studios

Kim Dotcom.

Internet businessman Kim Dotcom is being forced to reveal details of what he owns to record labels and Hollywood movie studios after his appeal against a court order was thrown out.

Russia accused of Ukraine incursion

People hold placards "Aggressor comes to your house" and "Save our women" during the rally in front of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry in Kiev.

Nato has released satellite images which it says show Russian armed forces inside Ukrainian territory to help rebels fight the government as Ukraine's president accuses Russia of an incursion.

Peters criticises Fonterra deal

Fonterra milk tankers parked up between collections

NZ First leader Winston Peters has attacked Fonterra's decision to do a deal with a Chinese company, saying New Zealand could lose control of the dairying sector.

Negligence caused No 1 Insung deaths

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Negligence led to the deaths of five Korean fishermen, who drowned in New Zealand Antarctic waters, when their vessel capsized and sank in December 2010 the Coroner says.

PNG volcano eruption affects Rabaul

Tavurvur volcano, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

People in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea's East New Britain province are being asked to stay indoors or leave town after nearby Mt Tavurvur began erupting in the early hours of Friday morning.

Rojas out of All Whites match

Marco Rojas

All Whites striker Marco Rojas has been ruled out of next week's camp and the match against Uzbekistan as he'll instead turn out for his new German second division club.

Test case for Marine Coastal Area Act

Tamaitemioka and Pohowaitai, two of the Titi Islands south-west of Stewart Island.

A case in which a South Island man applies for customary marine title over two of the Titi Islands will be the first of its kind to be tested in the High Court.

NZ Post profit down, Kiwibank up

New Zealand Post has reported 12 percent fall in profit.

New Zealand Post has reported a lower full year profit. The postal operator made a net profit of $107 million in the year to the end of June, a decrease of 12 percent.

Beef and Lamb critical of US report

Beef and Lamb New Zealand general manager of market access Ben O'Brien.

Beef and Lamb New Zealand is critical of an international report which highlights the pressures increasing meat production has on land and water resources.