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Crewe inquiry points to Arthur Allan Thomas

Harvey and Jeannette Crewe on their wedding day.

Police still can not identify who killed Jeannette and Harvey Crewe but say there is evidence pointing to the involvement of Arthur Allan Thomas, either acting alone or with others.

Novopay under Government control

Steven Joyce says information given to ministers was inadequate and in some cases wrong.

The Government will take over the running of the error-plagued Novopay school payroll system, and has reached a cash settlement with the Australian company, Talent Two.

Parties vie for 'redneck vote' - Flavell

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

The ACT Party and New Zealand First are vying for the "redneck vote" with their rhetoric around what they call race-based law, Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says. (AUDIO)

NZ swim, bike to Glasgow Games gold

Sophie Pascoe with her second gold of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Para swimmer Sophie Pascoe has joined fellow swimmer Lauren Boyle and mountain biker Anton Cooper on the gold medal podium in the latest Commonwealth Games action.

US, EU extend sanctions on Russia

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The United States and the European Union have agreed the toughest sanctions yet against Russia over its support for rebels in Ukraine. Moscow denies it is supplying weapons.

Pacific leaders look at fishery earnings


The huge disparity between what Pacific islands get from their fisheries and what goes to foreign fleets is to be discussed at an island leaders summit in Palau.

Rush to flush after drug dog warning

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Jetstar has confirmed a crew member warned passengers returning from a music festival about drugs dogs waiting at Sydney airport. The warning prompted a rush to the toilets.

Gold and silver at mountainbiking

Anton Cooper wins 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain bike gold.

A day to remember for New Zealand at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mountain bike park with Anton Cooper winning gold and Sam Gaze silver in the men's competition.

Banks woo first-home buyers

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First-home buyers are finding it easier to get a loan as a slowing housing market prompts banks to drum up new business. Lending to those with low desposits has risen. (AUDIO)

Palau's President calls for strong oceans support

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The President of Palau is urging Pacific leaders to pull up their sleeves and get to work to protect the region's oceans and precious fisheries.

Actor dismisses claims of Mana support

Cliff Curtis.

Cliff Curtis is dismissing claims he endorses the Mana Party. An online article cites the actor as the "latest celebrity to publicly declare support for the Mana Movement".