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Phil Rudd turns up late to Tauranga court

Phil Rudd at the High Court in Tauranga on 26 November.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrived late at the High Court in Tauranga this morning prompting the judge to briefly issue an arrest warrant. He is facing charges of drug possession and threatening to kill.

Family's lawyers slam jury decision

Michael Brown's mother Leslie McSpadden (L) and other protesters react after hearing the grand jury decision.

Lawyers for the family of US teen Michael Brown have criticised the decision not to indict the police officer who killed him. The decision sparked more rioting in Ferguson. (AUDIO)

Smith may fight deportation - lawyer

CCTV footage of  Phillip Smith as he passed through Auckland Airport.

Convicted murderer and child sex offender Phillip Smith has indicated he intends to fight deportation from Brazil to New Zealand. (VIDEO)

PM under fire over 'grubby' dealings

Prime Minister John Key

Prime Minister John Key says he will not be apologising or quitting in the wake of a critical report on the activities of his senior staff. (AUDIO)

Hughes in intensive care after surgery

Phil Hughes

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is critical condition after emergency surgery for a severe head injury suffered when he was struck on the helmet by a ball during a domestic match.

SIS boss adamant more powers needed

Rebecca Kitteridge

The director of the Security Intelligence Service says the organisation has prevented terror attacks in New Zealand, but needs greater powers to continue to keep the country safe. (VIDEO)

Community upset at another liquor shop

Wine shop site, at right, in Clendon

South Auckland residents worried at the impact of another liquor store on their community say they are being ignored and a law change meant to help them is failing.

Report slams SIS over info release

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn.

The SIS released inaccurate and misleading information on former Labour Party leader Phil Goff but there is no evidence it was playing politics, an inquiry by the Inspector-General has found. (VIDEO)

Search for cruise passenger called off

The Sun Princess

The search for an elderly man who fell from a cruise ship sailing from New Zealand to Sydney has been called off. The man's fall was caught on the ship's CCTV. (AUDIO)

Not enough support for children with disabilities in Samoa

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Samoa's first disabled Lawyer to be admitted to the bar says local NGO's are doing more to support children with disabilities than the government.

Vettori to become Black Caps most capped

Daniel Vettori attempts to take a catch. New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. 2014.

The veteran spinner Daniel Vettori will tonight become New Zealand's most capped test cricketer after being selected to play in the third and final test against Pakistan in Sharjah.

Tribal fish plan 'somewhere in between'

Sanford's Timaru processing facility

An iwi group leasing its catch quota to a fishing company is agreeing with a call for Maori to step up and seize opportunities in the industry.

Methven first half profit rises 3.4%

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Methven's first-half net profit rose 3.4 percent over the year earlier, which it says is satisfactory after earlier overstocking by key customers. (AUDIO)

50,000 more needed in primary sector

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

The Government is challenging the primary sector to devise ways of averting a skills shortage, saying 50,000 more workers are needed to meet its export target by 2025.