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Labour aims to keep leadership race 'seemly'

Labour Party acting leader David Parker and acting deputy Annette King.

Labour wants to keep its leadership contest seemly and avoid bricks being thrown, acting deputy leader Annette King says. David Cunliffe officially resigned as leader today. (VIDEO)

McCully accuses UN of impotence

Murray McCully.

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has accused the United Nations Security Council of paralysis and impotence, saying it is time for actions in the world's war zones. (AUDIO)

Sonar search to resume for MH370

Indian sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik gives final touches to a sand sculpture with a message of prayers for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

The sonar search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is about to resume, with a Malaysian ship the first to begin scouring the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia for MH370.

FBI tip-off leads to Melbourne arrest

Federal police at a house in the Melbourne suburb of Seabrook.

A tip-off from America's FBI led to today's arrest of a Melbourne man who has now been charged with making funds available to a terrorist organisation, the Australian police say. (AUDIO)

Carol Hirschfeld to join Radio NZ

Carol Hirschfeld is joining Radio New Zealand as Head of Content

Former Maori Television executive Carol Hirschfeld has been appointed to a key role at Radio New Zealand as its new head of content. She takes up the role in November.

Good samaritan unaware of attack

Good samaritan Lucy Knight.

A woman seriously hurt when she went to the aid of another woman who was having her bag snatched has managed to walk unaided, but still does not know what happened.

Mt Ontake eruption intensifies

A military helicopter leaves a temporary landing site for a rescue mission on Japan's Mount Ontake.

Efforts to recover the bodies of 24 climbers have been suspended after the eruption on Japan's Mount Ontake intensified. Thirty-six people are thought to have died.

Charter schools not my call - Seymour

Act MP David Seymour

ACT Party's sole MP David Seymour says it will not be up to him whether the party's policy on charter schools proceeds. He says that decision is up to the Minister of Education. (AUDIO)

Hamilton woman attacked by own dog

Bull mastiff cross.

A Hamilton woman attacked by a dog she has owned since it was a puppy has been taken to Waikato Hospital. She suffered bites to her face and neck in the attack today.

Nauru govt blames previous administrations for lawsuit

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The Minister of Finance in Nauru is blaming past administrations for a lawsuit that could cost the country tens of millions of dollars.

Pride at stake for Silver Ferns

Casey Kopua reacts during the Commonwealth Games

The Silver Ferns are hoping to restore some respectability when they play Australia in Invercargill on Thursday for the first match of the Constellation Cup.

Northland iwi join anti-drilling protest

More than 500 people took part in the protest today.

Iwi representatives from Northland and throughout the rest of New Zealand have taken part in a march in central Auckland in protest against deep sea oil drilling. (AUDIO)

Goodman negotiates Auckland sales

Goodman Property Trust is negotiating the sale of two of its Auckland properties.

Australian fund manager, Quattro Asset Management, is looking to snap up properties from two of New Zealand's largest listed property investors.

Tatua makes record payment

Tatua milk plant at Tatuanui.

The country's smallest dairy co-operative, Tatua in Waikato, has delivered its farmers the biggest milk payout again. It is paying its 109 suppliers $9 per kilo of milk solids.