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Phil Rudd back in Tauranga court

Phil Rudd gestures to media as he leaves court.

Phil Rudd arrived late at the High Court in Tauranga this morning prompting the judge to briefly issue an arrest warrant. Outside court the AC/DC drummer played up to media.

Police detain crash car passenger

The scene of the Yaldhurst Road crash.

Police have detained a woman who was in a BMW involved in a rush hour Christchurch crash. The woman is being held under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Police overhaul crime statistics method

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Police are changing the way they record and inform the public about crime, and say they are now focusing on the number of occasions that crimes involving a victim are reported.

Hundreds more troops for Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks during a news conference at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting. (AUDIO)

Over $500m in missing taxes - IRD

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The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has identified over $500 million missing through tax avoidance by businesses this year so far.

Smith may fight deportation - lawyer

CCTV footage of  Phillip Smith as he passed through Auckland Airport.

Convicted murderer and child sex offender Phillip Smith has indicated he intends to fight deportation from Brazil to New Zealand. (VIDEO)

Drug tester speaks at prisoner inquest

James Neill, a former Otago prison drug tester, has appeared at the inquest for Jai Davis

A former Otago prison drug tester has told an inquest into the death of a prisoner from a suspected drug overdose that he had a dispute with nurses about procedures.

PM under fire over 'grubby' dealings

Prime Minister John Key

Prime Minister John Key says he will not be apologising or quitting in the wake of a critical report on the activities of his senior staff. (AUDIO)

Search for cruise passenger called off

The Sun Princess

The search for an elderly man who fell from a cruise ship sailing from New Zealand to Sydney has been called off. The man's fall was caught on the ship's CCTV. (AUDIO)

Not enough support for children with disabilities in Samoa

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Samoa's first disabled Lawyer to be admitted to the bar says local NGO's are doing more to support children with disabilities than the government.

McCullum saddened by Hughes' injury

Phil Hughes

The critical injury suffered by Australian batsman Phil Hughes is a reminder that dangers are part of cricket, Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum says.

Tribal fish plan 'somewhere in between'

Sanford's Timaru processing facility

An iwi group leasing its catch quota to a fishing company is agreeing with a call for Maori to step up and seize opportunities in the industry.

Methven first half profit rises 3.4%

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Methven's first-half net profit rose 3.4 percent over the year earlier, which it says is satisfactory after earlier overstocking by key customers. (AUDIO)

50,000 more needed in primary sector

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

The Government is challenging the primary sector to devise ways of averting a skills shortage, saying 50,000 more workers are needed to meet its export target by 2025.

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