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Protest scuppers John Key's mall visit

Internet Mana protestors force John Key to abandon a visit to a Rotorua mall on Friday

Election 2014 - A visit by the Prime Minister to a mall in Rotorua had to be abandoned abruptly this morning because of an Internet Mana protest.

Annual migration hits record-high

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The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long-term has hit an all-time high. The tide of New Zealanders heading across the Tasman has also slowed significantly.

Election 2014 - FACT or FICTION?

Fact or fiction

Election 2014 - In our fifth week examining political statements to assess whether they are fact, fiction or exaggeration we consider Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden. (AUDIO)

Grenades found at redzone site


Part of central Christchurch has been cordoned off following the discovery of several grenades at a redzone site. Bomb disposal experts have been sent to the scene.

Party leaders talk about themselves

Dog and cat

Under the grill - In our final question to the leaders of parties represented in parliament, we asked what they prefered most - cats or dogs? (VIDEO)

Deadly object was 'size of a brick'

Danielle Oylear  gives evidence at the inquest.

The partner of a man killed when an object smashed through his car windscreen has told a coroner whatever hit him in the head was the size of a brick, during an inquest into his death today.

Whaling body puts pressure on Japan

A Bryde's whale on the deck of a Japanese research ship.

The IWC has agreed to a New Zealand call for tougher scrutiny of Japan's Antarctic hunts but rejected a bid to expand protection in the South Atlantic.

Advert ruling against Conservatives

Conservative Party leader in Radio New Zealand's Auckland studio.

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled the Conservative Party breached its code of ethics in an election pamphlet targeting New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Thieves target elderly at checkouts

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Elderly women on Auckland's North Shore are being targeted by a gang of thieves who are stealing pin numbers at supermarket checkouts. There have been eight victims in two weeks.

Fiji election fraud complaints pile up

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Five political parties in Fiji say complaints about electoral fraud have been trickling in from around the country.

Two new Silver Ferns caps

Magic and Silver Fern shooter Ellen Halpenny.

Two new caps have been named in the Silver Ferns squad to play Australia in the four-Test Constellation Cup series which starts in two weeks time, while there is one surprise omission.

Tertiary union concerned at closure

Victoria University's Dean of Commerce says the Māori Business Programme has struggled to achieve a significant numbers of students.

The Tertiary Education Union says it is concerned that there are other motives behind the proposed closure of Maori Business Programme at the University of Victoria.

Govt promises $103m to Solid Energy

Solid Energy's Stockton coal mine.

The Government has thrown Solid Energy a $103 million financial lifeline that allows the miner to avoid becoming technically insolvent.

Support for breast cancer charity

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Dairy farmers are being encouraged to donate a proportion of their milk production to help raise funds for breast cancer research.