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Man hands over car keys after gunpoint demand

The scene where a man shot at police following a pursuit in Tauranga.

A Tauranga man threatened by a gunman in the city on Wednesday night handed over his car keys before "he went his way, I went the opposite way". The gunman also fired at police. (AUDIO)

Valerie Adams wins gold at Glasgow

Valerie Adams celebrates winning gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Shotputter Valerie Adams has taken gold in the Commonwealth Games shot put event, and weightlifter Stanislav Chalaev has won silver. New Zealand also has three bronzes on day seven.

Fire damages Auckland film studio

The fire damaged a workshop.

A blaze at a major west Auckland film studio is believed to have damaged set equipment and models for the Hollywood production Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2.

Schools celebrate Novopay decision

Steven Joyce

School principals have been celebrating news the Government is taking over the school payroll from Australian firm Talent2. Novopay has been plagued with problems. (AUDIO)

Crewe inquiry useless, says lawyer

Harvey and Jeannette Crewe on their wedding day.

A former lawyer for Arthur Allan Thomas has criticised the police review into the Crewe murders as a complete waste of time and money. The findings were released on Wednesday.

Fair tax campaign for savers

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Political parties are being urged to make rule changes that will stop savers being overtaxed. The Fair Tax for Savers campaigners say KiwiSaver and term deposits are unfairly hit.

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris's sentence for sex offences will not be referred to an appeals court, despite numerous complaints that it was too lenient, Britain's attorney-general says.

Bronze for Auckland weightlifter

Tracey Lambrechs Commonwealth Games Weightlifter

The Auckland weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs has won a bronze medal in the over 75kg class at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Govt 'under pressure' over quake land

The NZ Coat of Arms on the Supreme Court building in Wellington.

The Crown was under pressure to give Christchurch residents timely decisions about quake-damaged land in 2011, the Supreme Court has been told.

Cook Islands PM stays home to sort election issues

Henry Puna, the current Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands' newly re-elected Prime Minister will be absent from today's Pacific leaders summit in Palau due to challenges over the country's election results.

Ngaruahinerangi to sign settlement

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A South Taranaki tribe will sign its treaty settlement on Friday with majority support from the iwi. Ngaruahinerangi initialled its deed of settlement at Parliament last month.