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No price drop for Mighty River, despite profit

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The head of Mighty River Power has said power prices will not be coming down, following the huge net profit of $212 million announced by the energy company yesterday. (AUDIO)

World aghast at James Foley killing

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

US President Barack Obama has said the beheading of US journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".

Dramatic rescue off Auckland coast


A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a helicopter, coastguard boat and ambulance were used in rescuing him from a fishing boat off the coast of Auckland overnight.

Inspector-General to look into SIS release

Author Nicky Hager.

Election 2014 - The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security will investigate claims the Security Intelligence Service declassified information and gave it to a blogger. (VIDEO)

National's support up in latest poll

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Election 2014 - Support for the National Party has edged back up in the latest Roy Morgan poll while both the Labour and Green Parties have slipped. In an average of polls, National is on 50 percent support.

Boost for St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is to hire dozens of extra front-line staff and cut single-crewed vehicles, but a union for paramedics is worried about some of the proposed roles.

Icelandic volcano causes evacuations

Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, affecting millions of travelers.

Icelandic authorities began evacuating people and emergency services are on alert, after warnings that the country's largest volcano - the Bardarbunga - is as risk of eruption.

Leaders try not to take life too seriously

Peter Dunne

Under the grill - we asked the leaders of parties represented in parliament whether they were worried about what people thought of them? (VIDEO)

Fatality in Wanaka house fire

In brief: One person has died after a fire at a Wanaka home this morning. Fire services were called to the house at about 4.30 am, and arrived to find the house well-ablaze. The fire is now out.

Resilience key to Solomons rebuild

People search the rubble left by flooding in the Solomon Islands.

A 15 million US dollar infrastructure project to help Solomon Islands recover from April's floods will focus on resilience to future disasters.

3 changes to AB's team

All Black flanker Liam Messam

Liam Messam, Ryan Crotty and Conrad Smith all come into the All Blacks starting lineup for Saturday's second Rugby Championship clash with Australia at Eden Park.

PM to consider land wars holiday

Powhiri for the official party at the site of the Battle of Orakau.

The issue of whether or not to create a public holiday to commemorate the historic Maori land wars will be decided after the election, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO)

NZ dollar falls as shares strengthen

Dollar coins and bank notes on newspaper with New Zealand stock market news

The New Zealand dollar fell more than half a US cent today following last night's global dairy auction and the release of some key economic data from the United States.

Farmers see dairy result as positive

LIC escapes regulations imposed when it controlled dairy herd testing.

Farmers are seeing the overnight Global Dairy Trade results in a positive light, as the whole milk powder price rose by more than three percent, a turnaround from the big falls of the past two auctions. (AUDIO)