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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)

Auckland man 'preyed on vulnerable'

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A judge says an Auckland man, who has been jailed for two years for stealing over $1 million from investors, preyed on vulnerable members of the public.

Council to acquire at-risk properties

quake crack in road

The Christchurch City Council and the Government are planning to purchase 16 properties in the Port Hills because of the high risk of landslides or cliff collapse.

Liu seeks to withdraw guilty pleas

Donghua Liu leaving Auckland District Court on Wednesday.

Businessman and political donor Donghua Liu is asking the Auckland District Court to let him withdraw his guilty pleas to assault charges on his partner and her mother.

Crown makes formal apology to Tuhoe

Chris Finlayson delivers the Crown apology.

Thousands of people have gathered in a small Bay of Plenty settlement to hear the Crown apologise to the people of Tuhoe, following the signing of a $170 million Treaty settlement.

Primary teachers 'playing politics'

Prime Minister John Key.

The Prime Minister is accusing the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) of playing politics with its vote to reject the Government's flagship education policy. (AUDIO)

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)