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Joyce says job creation at best for ten years

Steven Joyce  during a press conference regarding Novopay next steps.

Election 2014 - Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says the country is experiencing employment growth despite recent bad news about jobs on the North Island.

Bank of America pays record settlement

Bank of America has agreed to pay $16.7 billion to US authorities for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold.

Bank of America has agreed to pay $US16.7 billion to United States authorities for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis.

POWER PLAY with Brent Edwards

Brent Edwards, Political Editor

This week, what is probably the most important document related to the election campaign was released. But, unlike Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics, it received scant attention.

National dips in poll but still well ahead

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Election 2014 - The National Party's support has fallen in the first opinion poll carried out since Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics was released, though the party was still on 50 percent. (AUDIO)

Cautious welcome for Dunedin plan

A view of the Hillside workshops.

Election 2014 - Dunedin leaders are cautiously welcoming Labour's election package for the South Island city promising spending of at least a quarter of a billion dollars.

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)

Couple accused of MH370 theft

MH370  prayer service

A Malaysian bank officer and her husband have been charged with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealing from the accounts of four people on missing flight MH370.

Parties argue for minimum wage rise

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The minimum wage must be raised to address growing inequality between Maori and Pasfika communities and Pakeha, the Green and Maori parties say.

Pledge to rebuild Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin Hospital

The Labour Party 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 US$55 million contract a decade ago to build Tahiti's new hospital.

Phoenix miss out on McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey

The Wellington Phoenix are seeking legal advise but remain confident of signing playmaker Michael McGlinchey who has been told he is still contracted to the Central Coast Mariners.

Call for auction house to return taonga

Taonga Puoro

A specialist in traditional Maori custom and the arts is demanding the return of scared taonga, or treasure, that have been put up for sale by the auction house Sotheby's. (AUDIO)

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.