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Israeli ambassador defends Gaza attacks

A child wounded after the UN building was shelled is treated in hospital.

The Israeli ambassador to New Zealand is defending his country's military involvement in Gaza after international condemnation of the bombing of a UN-run school, killing at least 16 civilians. (AUDIO)

Foreign-owned boats to adopt NZ law

Scott Gallacher.

A bill passed into law will make foreign-owned fishing boats adopt New Zealand labour and safety laws and give the MPI new powers, deputy director-general Scott Gallacher says. (AUDIO)

Disgraced MP among highest spenders

Claudette Hauiti

Disgraced National backbencher Claudette Hauiti ranks among the highest spending MPs over the last quarter, with $30,800 on travel and accommodation.

THE BIG "G" with Gael Woods

Scotland's gold medalist Christopher Sherrington poses with the Scottish flag at the medal ceremony for the men's judo +100kg class at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Instructions to spectators at the Hampden Park athletics stadium in Glasgow are either to "Gie it laldie", or to "Hod your wheest" ... and then there's the "Weegie Wave".

Measles outbreak spreads north

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The measles outbreak in Waikato has now spread to Northland. A case has been confirmed in a child whose family had visitors from Waikato and who had not been immunised.

A-G won't say if Dotcom discussed

Chris Finlayson.

New Zealand's Attorney-General Chris Finlayson has met with the Deputy Director of the FBI, but is refusing to say whether they discussed internet entrepeneur Kim Dotcom.

Israeli attack on UN school condemned

A Palestinian looks on at the carcass of a donkey killed earlier in the day during the strike on a UN school in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

The United States and the United Nations have condemned the shelling of a school housing displaced civilians in Gaza. The UN chief described it as "outrageous" and "shameful."

Villumsen a medal chance in Glasgow tonight

NZ Cyclist Linda Villumsen

The New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen has a good chance to add to her impressive career when she competes in the road time trial at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games tonight.

Long jail term for family abuser

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A man who sexually offended against young family members has been jailed for 17 years. The man who can't be named for legal reasons was sentenced on a range of charges.

PNG PM dismisses rivals' allegations

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Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has again dismissed moves by law agencies to have him probed over alleged illegal state payments as politically motivated.

Young builders inspired

Construction of a new Whanau Ora health centre at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt

A group of young Maori trainee builders involved in building a new Whanau Ora health centre in Lower Hutt are benefitting from the project which will also help the local community.