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Webster lands sprint gold for New Zealand

Sam Webster celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's sprint final in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

New Zealand has claimed its second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with track cyclist Sam Webster winning the men's sprint race in Glasgow. He beat England's Jason Kenney in a thrilling final.

PM stands by Brownlee over breach

Gerry Brownlee.

The Prime Minister is continuing to stand by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee, even though he is being investigated over a breach of airport security. (AUDIO)

Kaipara ratepayers 'liable' for debt

Mangawhai ratepayers say they expect to appeal against a High Court decision on the legality of their rates.

The High Court has ruled that Kaipara ratepayers must pay for debts the council ran up for the $60 million Mangawhai sewerage scheme, which they didn't told about. (AUDIO)

CORRESPONDENT Alex Coogan-Reeves

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While it is not going to be the biggest or the best sporting event held this year, the Commonwealth Games still deserves a place in the sporting landscape of the future.

Green light for 'holiday highway'

Car side mirror framing bumper to bumper traffic at Warkworth.

A special Board of Inquiry has approved a plan to build to a major new stretch of highway connecting Auckland to Northland. The Puhoi to Warkworth extension will cost over $750 million. (AUDIO)

New Plymouth runway clear again

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Airport staff in New Plymouth have cleared the runway after a plane broke down as it was preparing to take off on Friday afternoon, forcing some flights to be cancelled.

Attack on Gaza school sparks protests

Distraught relatives outside a hospital morgue following the attack on the UN-run school

At least two Palestinians have been killed and scores wounded in the West Bank during a protest against Israel's military campaign in Gaza that has seen the death toll climb above 800. (AUDIO)

Silver Ferns splutter to first win

Casey Kopua of the Silver Ferns during a Netball Preliminary Group A match against Malawi. Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Friday 25 July 2014.

The New Zealand Netball team were pushed all the way before edging to a 50-47 win over Malawi in their opening match of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Govt may help flood-affected residents

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The Government may give residents in flood-affected areas of Christchurch financial help, after earlier saying it was an issue for the Christchurch City Council to resolve.

PNG Police to attempt to heal divisions

Thomas Eluh

Leading Police officers in Papua New Guinea have agreed to meet to try and heal divisions following recent political turmoil.

Ngati Ruanui opposes mining appeal

Black iron-sand of Taranaki's Ahu Ahu Beach

Ngati Ruanui is opposing an appeal by a company which wants to mine iron sand on the South Taranaki coast and has filed an application in the High Court to fight it.

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