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Fonterra looking to cut jobs in Waikato

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Fonterra has acknowledged that last year's botulism scare is among the reasons production has dropped at its packaging plant in Waikato. Up to 110 jobs could go. (AUDIO)

Netherlands mourns victims of MH17

The Dutch flag flies half mast on the Defence building in The Hague.

A national day of mourning was being held in the Netherlands on Wednesday, as the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster were due to be returned from Ukraine. (AUDIO)

PM under pressure over Hauiti

Claudette Hauiti

The Prime Minister is coming under increasing pressure to disclose how much taxpayers' money errant list MP Claudette Hauiti misspent, but John Key says he does not know. (AUDIO)

Risking it all on an open stage

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For most people, the idea of standing on stage doing improvised theatre is the stuff of nightmares. Yet Isaac Thomas feels the fear - and does it anyway. Watch on The Wireless.

Adams to carry NZ flag at Games

Valerie Adams at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Reigning Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion shot putter Valerie Adams has been named flag bearer for the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team in Glasgow.

Ex-wife wins over $1m in settlement

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The lawyer for a Wellington woman awarded more than $1 million in a divorce settlement says it's a landmark ruling. Her ex-husband lost a High Court appeal over the amount. (AUDIO)

UN: Israel may be guilty of war crimes

Navi Pillay condemned what she called indiscriminate fighting.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says Israel may have committed war crimes by killing civilians, and shelling houses and hospitals during its ongoing offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Phoenix shock Hammers

Alex Gorrin and his Phoenix team-mates celebrate their second goal against West Ham

The Wellington Phoenix footballers have upstaged their English Premier League guests West Ham United with a shock 2-1 win at Eden Park in Auckland on Wednesday night.

Flyover ruling 'will delay projects'

An artist's impression of the external view of the Basin Reserve's Northern Gateway building looking up Ellice Street.

The head of Wellington Regional Council has "grave doubts" for a proposed rapid public transport system, now that the flyover at the Basin Reserve will not go ahead.

NGO says Fiji forced into EU trade deal

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The Pacific Network on Globalisation accuses the EU of forcing Fiji into ratifying a free-trade agreement.

Editor accepts publishing cartoon caused offence

Labour MP Louisa Wall

The editor of a newspaper which published a cartoon accepts it caused offence, but defends its publication. MP Louisa Wall laid a complaint with the Human Rights Review Tribunal.