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Cunliffe's wife regrets Twitter comments

Karen Price and David Cunliffe.

David Cunliffe's wife Karen Price has admitted setting up a Twitter account in which she criticised her husband's political opponents.

First Ebola case in US confirmed

The Ebola virus budding from a cell.

United States health officials have confirmed the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in the country - a man who had become infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas.

Protesters disrupt oil conference

Simon Bridges: ad hoc discounting makes a significant saving.

A group of protesters gatecrashed a petroleum industry conference in Auckland this morning, disrupting a speech by Energy Minister Simon Bridges.

PPTA threatens revolt over changes

teacher and students

The Post Primary Teachers' Association is planning a revolt against the body that registers and disciplines teachers. Possible measures include industrial action. (AUDIO)

Man United want midweek games

Louis van Gaal, Manager of Manchester United and assistant, Ryan Giggs. 2014.

English football giants Manchester United are thinking about playing midweek friendlies abroad to help manager Louis van Gaal prepare for Premier League matches.

Lab plan sparks row with doctors

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A row is brewing between senior doctors and health chiefs in the lower North Island over a planned major reorganisation of medical testing services. DHBs say privatisation is possible.

More join huge Hong Kong protests

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Thousands more people are joining pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong before what organisers are confident will be the largest day so far, on China's National Day holiday. (AUDIO)

Labour leadership contest hots up

David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson.

Any chance of a clean fight for the Labour leadership is looking slim after David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson yesterday took pot-shots at each other. (VIDEO)

Woman's dog 'known' as menacing

Bull mastiff cross.

The dog that bit a Hamilton woman's neck and face was already known to local authorities because of its behaviour.

Allegations of rape in Nauru camp

Nauru is trying to overturn a decision that froze the country's bank accounts.

Asylum seekers have made allegations of sexual abuse of women and children and threats of rape by guards working in the Australia detention centre on Nauru.

Chelsea win in Lisbon

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Chelsea scored a 1-nil win at Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League and inflicted a home defeat on the Portuguese side for the first time in four years of European competition.

More anti-drilling protests planned

Protesters walked to SkyCity yesterday where the Petroleum Summit is being held this week.

Protesters who staged a sit-in outside an oil conference in central Auckland are planning several more protests in coming months.

Air NZ eyeing Latin America routes

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Air New Zealand says there is huge opportunity to pick up on the demand for travel in the Asia-Pacific region and it has got an eye on Latin America in the medium term. (AUDIO)

Sharemilking clause no longer in effect


Today marks the end of what was dubbed a draconian clause in the dairy industry's standard sharemilking contract - the 'set-off' clause - allowing farmers to withhold payment.