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Peters refuses to rule out working with Greens

Winston Peters.

Election 2014 - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is refusing to rule out working with the Green Party in a governing arrangement with the Labour Party. (AUDIO)

Terror raids in Sydney, Brisbane

Sydney Harbour Bridge

A number of people have been arrested during a counter-terrorism operation in Sydney and Brisbane, police have confirmed. Twelve properties were raided in north-west Sydney.

POLL of POLLS with Colin James

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Election 2014 - National has lost ground in the latest polls to an average of 47.5%. That would still get it back into office with the support of ACT and United Future.

Disabled girl missing in Hamilton

police vest

Hamilton police are worried about a 13-year-old intellectually disabled girl last seen in the city in the early hours of the morning. She is wearing a pink hoodie and pyjama pants.

CORRESPONDENT - Rosemary Rangitauira

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With another election looming on Saturday, what are some of the main political issues for tāngata whenua? Te Reo Māori, education, housing and employment are on the list.

New engineering rules need extending

38 tonne beam lowered into position for new bridge over main trunk rail line at Manukau

Professional engineers want proposed new rules in the sector to be extended to include not only multi-storey buildings, but structures such as bridges and water treatment plants.

Final push in Scottish referendum

Pro-Independence supporters demonstrate in Glasgow on the eve of Scotland's independence referendum.

On the final day of campaigning before the Scottish independence referendum both sides have made emotional appeals to voters. Polls indicate the outcome is too close to call.

Kim Dotcom looms large over debate

Kim Dotcom speaks to media after his "Moment of Truth" event at Auckland's Town Hall.

Kim Dotcom loomed over the last leaders' debate of the election campaign as Labour and National argued over who could most easily form a government.

Backpacker accused back in court

Michael Harris

The Kaitaia backpackers' lodge owner accused of drugging, indecently assaulting and photographing more than a dozen tourists will reappear in court this afternoon.

Strong lead for Fiji's Bainimarama

Fiji First leader - Frank Bainimarama

The party of Fiji's prime minister holds a commanding lead based on provisional results in the country's landmark election.

Scott and Williams part ways

New Zealand golf caddy Steve Williams.

After three years together, Australian golfer Adam Scott and his Kiwi caddie Steve Williams have announced the end of their partnership, which included winning the US Masters.

Call to change Criminal Proceeds Fund

Drug smoking equipment

A kaupapa Maori drug rehabilitation programme wants money seized from criminals to be put back into all community groups, not only Government agencies.

Fonterra-Danone relations poor

Danone's products include the Karicare formula range for infants and toddlers.

It appears certain Fonterra has lost the giant French food company Danone as a customer for good following the impact of last year's botulism scare. (AUDIO)

Water body calls for RMA review

fresh water lake

It is time to review the Resource Management Act and separate its planning and environmental protection functions, national water industry body Water New Zealand says.

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