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BREAKING NEWS - Police arrest 17-year-old over attack on good samaritan Lucy Knight

Police make arrest in good samaritan case

Good samaritan Lucy Knight.

A 17-year-old youth has been arrested and charged in relation to the attack on 43-year-old Lucy Knight yesterday. Ms Knight intervened during an alleged attempted bag snatch. (VIDEO)

Dairy farmers assess Fonterra report

Fonterra chairman John Wilson and chief executive Theo Spierings.

Analysis - While Fonterra's record payout for last season's milk was confirmed this morning, it will be of limited comfort to farmers as they watch the price forecast plunge.

Parker not seeking Labour leadership

David Parker on election night in Auckland.

Election 2014 - Labour Party deputy leader David Parker is ruling out a tilt at the leadership following the party's disastrous election result. Instead, he wants to stay deputy leader.

Fresh charges for backpackers' owner

The lodge in Kaitaia.

Fresh charges have been laid against the man accused of drugging, raping and taking photos of tourists at his Northland backpackers', Main Street Lodge in Kaitaia.

Pike River call up to company - Govt

The Pike River coal mine in November 2010.

A decision on whether to re-enter the Pike River Mine is up to owner Solid Energy to make, the Government says. Documents show the company has been told it is safe to enter the tunnel. (AUDIO)

Fonterra profit falls, payout down

Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings announces a large profit fall with chairman John Wilson, left, and chief financial officer Lukas Paravicini, right.

Fonterra managers have announced a fall in annual net profit of 78 percent, and the dairy giant has revised down this year's milk payout for a second time to $5.30 a kilo of solids.

Obama vows more strikes against IS

Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State militants after the first American-led air-strikes targeting the group in Syria.

National's proposed labour laws

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National has said employment law changes are a priority in the first 100 days in Government. Economics correspondent Patrick O'Meara looks at the proposals.

Auckland sprawl threatens food basket

House building, new development

As Auckland tries to house its bulging population, the city is being warned that losing prime agricultural land may mean it struggles to feed its people.

Fiji Cabinet sworn in

Frank Bainimarama

Fiji First has named a new Cabinet line up with 18 ministers sworn in this afternoon at Government House in Suva.

Record shoot-out win for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool have snuck into the fourth round of English football's League Cup after a record 14-13 penalty shoot-out win over second-tier Middlesbrough at Anfield.

Maori attending Indigenous conference

Carl Hutchby.

Cultural property rights, the impact of mining and climate change are the issues being raised by Maori at the UN's first World Indigenous Conference being held in New York.

Fonterra profit falls, payout down

Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings announces a large profit fall with chairman John Wilson, left, and chief financial officer Lukas Paravicini, right.

Fonterra managers have announced a fall in annual net profit of 78 percent, and the dairy giant has revised down this year's milk payout for a second time to $5.30 a kilo of solids.

Christchurch Yarns bid extended

wool bale

The farmer bid to buy the Christchurch Yarns wool spinning business out of receivership has been extended by a month. A number have committed their support.

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