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PM willing to go under oath over documents

John Key

Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key says he is prepared to answer questions under oath in the investigation into the release of spy agency documents to blogger Cameron Slater. (AUDIO)

Put your questions to the politicians

Ask Away

Whether it's poverty, housing or education on your mind, Radio New Zealand has teamed up with Ask Away to let you raise your issues directly with election candidates.

PPTA reaches deal over policy

teacher and class

The Post Primary Teachers Association has reached an interim agreement with the Ministry of Education on the Government's flagship education policy.

Crown makes formal apology to Tuhoe

Tuhoe trio

The people of Tuhoe have accepted an apology from the Crown for killing their ancestors and brutally taking their land, but say they will never forget what happened.

Liu seeks to withdraw guilty pleas

Donghua Liu leaving Auckland District Court on Wednesday.

Auckland businessman and political donor Donghua Liu is asking the District Court to let him take back his guilty pleas over a domestic assault case. He was to be sentenced today.

Bloggers split on media standards code

David Farrar has his copy of

Well-known New Zealander bloggers are split on the idea of joining an organisation that holds them to a set of standards, with only one blogger saying he'll sign up for it.

James Foley killers asked for ransom

James Foley.

Islamic State Jihadists who killed US freelance journalist James Foley had requested that a $US132m ransom be paid to them for him to be released, his employer has said.

Leaders talk about their top goals

Winston Peters

Under the grill - We asked the leaders of parties represented in parliament what they would most like to achieve if they are re-elected? (VIDEO)

Council alleges $1.5m vehicle fraud

A Dunedin City Council inquiry is trying to find a number of missing council-owned vehicles.

The Dunedin City Council has laid a police complaint claiming 152 of its fleet vehicles were sold and the money pocketed. The council is alleging a $1.5 million fraud.

200 in mass fight in Solomons capital

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The Solomon Islands police say four houses have been torched and a number of people wounded during a fight involving 200 people in Honiara last night.

Phoenix confident of getting McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey

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

King Tuheitia opens up at koroneihana

Maori King Tuheitia Paki arriving at a marae near the Whanganui River.

King Tuheitia has opened up about his health and one of his sons getting into trouble with the law - calling the media coverage of the case a "circus".

Port of Tauranga hints at future profit

Ports of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns said log volumes grew in the first month of the year.

Port of Tauranga is hinting at a much stronger profit this financial year than the 30 percent fall it reported for the year ended June. The company says the current year has begun well.

Forestry co-op eyes small plantations

A new forestry co-operative is hoping to cash in on New Zealand's so-called wall of wood.

A new forestry co-operative bankrolled by wealthy Chinese and Australian investors is hoping to cash in on this country's so-called 'wall of wood' which is reaching harvestable age. (AUDIO)

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