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Fonterra looks to cut 110 jobs in Waikato

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Fonterra has acknowledged that last year's botulism scare is among the reasons production has dropped at its packaging plant in Waikato. The dairy giant says up to 110 jobs could go. (AUDIO)

National candidate referred to police

Wayne Walford

The Electoral Commission has referred Napier's National Party candidate Wayne Walford to police for an alleged breach of the Electoral Act over advertising on his vehicle.

Editor defends publishing cartoon

Labour MP Louisa Wall

The editor of a newspaper which published a cartoon accepts it caused offence, but defends its publication. MP Louisa Wall laid a complaint with the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

Risking it all on an open stage

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For most people, the idea of standing on stage doing improvised theatre is the stuff of nightmares. Yet Isaac Thomas feels the fear - and does it anyway. Watch on The Wireless.

Valerie Adams to carry NZ flag

Valerie Adams at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Reigning Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion shot putter Valerie Adams has been named flag bearer for the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team in Glasgow.

Crown to appeal Paki ruling

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The Crown is to appeal against an Auckland judge's descion to discharge the Maori King's son Korotangi Paki without conviction on the grounds it would hurt his chances of succession.

Shootdown may have been 'mistake'

International monitors said uniformed men were seen cutting into parts of the wreckage.

Malaysian flight MH17 may have been shot down by "mistake" by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, US intelligence officials say, dismissing Moscow's accounts of the incident. (AUDIO)

Williamson banned from bowling

The New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson celebrates his century during day four of the Third and Final Test West Indies v New Zealand at Kensington Oval, Barbados, 2014.

The New Zealand all-rounder Kane Williamson has been suspended from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action.

ERA told of sacked woman's letter

Whangarei District Council chief executive Mark Simpson.

The Employment Relations Authority has reserved its decision in the case of a Whangarei District Council employee sacked last year for nominating a mayoral candidate.

Tahiti's Flosse awaits court decision

Gaston Flosse

France's highest court is today expected to rule in a case which could end the political career of French Polynesia's president, Gaston Flosse.

Learning Maori 'political statement' for some

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A Maori language expert says learning Te Reo is a political statement for some Maori and a way of showing they still exist.