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PM holidaying in Hawaii when office briefed

John Key

Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key was holidaying in Hawaii when his office was briefed by the Security Intelligence Service on the release of information to a right-wing blogger, he says. (AUDIO)

Dotcom asset freeze extended to 2015

Kim Dotcom wants companies trying to freeze his assets to put up $500,000 surety.

Kim Dotcom will have to wait until at least next year to claim back millions of dollars in property, after a court extended a freeze on some of his assets.

Concerns over Pike re-entry delay

Bernie Monk.

A spokesperson for some of the families of the 29 men killed in the Pike River mine explosion in November 2010 is concerned Solid Energy is stalling the mine re-entry.

Hundreds of North Island jobs at risk

Jobs at Infracon could be lost in Hastings, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Woodville and Palmerston North.

Hundreds of jobs are set to go in the North Island, with moves to liquidate a roading contractor and stationery giant Croxley considering closing its Auckland factory. (AUDIO)

NZEI rejects key Government policy

primary school class and teacher

Election 2014 - Thousands of primary school teachers and principals have rejected the Government's flagship education policy that pays counterparts to raise achievement. (AUDIO)

Health workers halt industrial action

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Planned industrial action by nearly 12,000 health workers has been called off after a pay agreement was struck following mediation between the PSA and district health boards.

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".

Pledge to rebuild Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin Hospital

Labour has announced plans for Dunedin Hospital and retaining jobs, including keeping an agresearch centre open and reopening Hillside Workshops.

Pledge to rebuild Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin Hospital

Labour has announced plans for Dunedin Hospital and retaining jobs, including keeping an agresearch centre open and reopening Hillside Workshops.

Tahiti's Flosse charged with misuse of power

Gaston Flosse

French Polynesia's president, Gaston Flosse, has been charged with misuse of power in the way he awarded a contract to build Tahiti's new hospital.

'Ref cost us' say All Blacks

Jaco Peyper sinbins Beauden Barrett during the 1st Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney.

The All Blacks are blaming South African referee Jaco Peyper for their failure to win an 18th straight Test match, when they drew the first Bledisloe Cup against the Wallabies in Sydney at the weekend.

Te Tai Tokerau jobless at 18% - Labour

David Cunliffe.

Labour leader David Cunliffe says the unemployment rate for Maori in Te Tai Tokerau has soared to 18 percent - and up to a third of young Maori are now out of work.

Migration remains near all-time highs

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The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long term has continued to hover near all-time highs, while the number of Kiwis moving to Australia has plummeted.

Northland farmers 'severely affected'

Flooding at Hukerenui, Northland.

A Northland dairy farmer says the future is bleak for many in the industry in the region, particularly farm workers, after flooding, a fall in the milk payout and increased rates.

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