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Kim Dotcom looms large over final debate

Kim Dotcom speaks to media after his "Moment of Truth" event at Auckland's Town Hall.

Election 2014 - Kim Dotcom loomed over the last leaders' debate of the election campaign as Labour and National argued over who could most easily form a government. (AUDIO)

Caddie Williams splits with golfer Scott

Steve Williams at the 2013 Tour Championship in Atlanta.

New Zealand caddie Steve Williams and Australian golfer Adam Scott have announced the end of their partnership after three years. Williams wants to spend more time with family.

POLL of POLLS with Colin James

Election 2014 - National has lost ground in the latest polls to an average of 47.5%. That would still get it back into office with the support of ACT and United Future.

Boko Haram storms teachers' college

A screengrab from a video released by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

Gunmen have attacked a teacher training college in the Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 13 people have been killed. A further 34 were killed.

CORRESPONDENT - Rosemary Rangitauira

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With another election looming on Saturday, what are some of the main political issues for tāngata whenua? Te Reo Māori, education, housing and employment are on the list.

Opinions mixed on income inequality

A new debate over income inequality is taking place ahead of Saturday's election.

A Wellington accountant has sparked criticism after saying there is no evidence of growing income inequality over the past 20 years. (AUDIO)

Bainimarama takes strong lead in Fiji

Fiji First leader Frank Bainimarama addresses the rally in Suva.

The latest provisional results in Fiji's elections give the party representing Frank Bainimarama a strong lead, and his personal vote has swamped others.

Potentional partners criticise backtrack

John Key

Some of National's potential coalition partners say party leader John Key has handled the allegations of mass spying on New Zealanders poorly.

Jury returns verdict in cop attack case


An Otara man who bashed a police officer, leaving him with several broken bones in his face, has been found not guilty by a jury of attempted murder.

Strong lead for Fiji's Bainimarama

Fiji First leader - Frank Bainimarama

The party of Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama has taken a commanding lead in the country's election.

Tasman win again

Jimmy Cowan

Tasman remain in the top four of the ITM Cup rugby Premiership with Jimmy Cowan in a fine form as they score a 5 tries to 2, 38-14 victory over Southland in Invercargil.

Call to change Criminal Proceeds Fund

Drug smoking equipment

A kaupapa Maori drug rehabilitation programme wants money seized from criminals to be put back into all community groups, not only Government agencies.

Fonterra-Danone relations poor

Danone's products include the Karicare formula range for infants and toddlers.

It appears certain Fonterra has lost the giant French food company Danone as a customer for good following the impact of last year's botulism scare. (AUDIO)

Water body calls for RMA review

fresh water lake

It is time to review the Resource Management Act and separate its planning and environmental protection functions, national water industry body Water New Zealand says.