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Election 2014 - National's leader John Key says he is backing senior MP Judith Collins 100 percent over her denial of a claim that her supporters approached NZ First with a possible post-election deal. (AUDIO)
The Department of Corrections is defending its treatment of prisoners after a United Nations report sharply criticised the state of New Zealand's detention centres. (AUDIO)
More than 3 million Syrians have now fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees - 1 million in the past year alone, the UN says, while over 190,000 have died in the conflict.
The centenary of New Zealand's capture of Samoa from Germany has been commemorated at a service in Auckland this afternoon which was attended by the Governor-General.
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A group of specialists in alcohol harm say they are so irritated by a ministerial forum set up to consider restrictions on alcohol marketing, they've decided to do the job themselves.
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 staff and become completely state-owned as part of a recovery plan after being hit by two disasters this year. Trading in its shares has been suspended.
Labour leader David Cunliffe says the party may not be able to stop Lochinver Station near Taupo being sold even if it leads the next government after the election. (AUDIO)
WorkSafe New Zealand is requesting an urgent meeting with Lyttelton Port's management to discuss health and safety concerns after the third workplace death in the past year. (AUDIO)
Fiji's military commander has ruled out withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Golan Heights, after 43 were captured by Syrian rebels overnight.
All Whites striker Marco Rojas has been ruled out of next week's camp and the match against Uzbekistan as he'll instead turn out for his new German second division club.
The Maori Party says it wants to encourage more young Maori to participate in tertiary education at the launch of their tertiary education strategy in Palmerston North.
KiwiRail has reported an increased loss. The state-owned rail operator lost $248 million in the year to the end of June - $73 million more than the previous year. (AUDIO)
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