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Security boss to apologise to Phil Goff

Phil Goff

The head of the Security Intelligence Service, Rebecca Kitteridge, will this morning apologise to former Labour Party leader Phil Goff, as a critical report is released.

Parliament to consider anti-terror bill

Prime Minister John Key

Parliament will consider legislation under urgency this afternoon aimed at protecting New Zealand from the threat of foreign fighters. The Prime Minister wants cross party support.

Greens take aim at power prices

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The Green Party has produced figures it says show people are spending more and more of their pay packet on electricity - but the industry disputes the calculations as flawed.

Hagel resigns as US defence secretary

Chuck Hagel

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job. Officials said Mr Obama wanted fresh leadership during the final two years of his administration.

'Peaceful settlement' view challenged

Aroha Harris

Historians say the Prime Minister is misrepresenting New Zealand's past by saying it was settled peacefully. But John Key says he stands by his comments to an iwi radio station.

Smith inquiry 'must find answers'

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

The Government has announced the terms of reference for its inquiry into the escape of the paedophile and murderer Phillip Smith, who absconded overseas. (VIDEO)

Teen charged over framing dead friend

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The grandfather of 16-year-old Cheyenne Ihaka who was killed in a car crash in July says the arrest of another teenager for framing his grandson comes as little surprise.

SIS report set to criticise agency

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

A report on the SIS is expected to heavily criticise both the spy agency and the Prime Minister's office over the release of information to right-wing blogger Cameron Slater. (AUDIO)

NZ bureau casualty of ABC cuts

abc tickertape job cuts

The Auckland bureau of the ABC is to be axed to meet the $A254 million the government is slashing from its budget from July 2015. A reduction in the news service has also been flagged.

PNG mobile police act over tribal fighting

Hela province, Papua New Guinea.

21 people have been arrested on the first day of an operation in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province to try and stop tribal fighting that has plagued the area.

Vettori joins up with Black Caps

New Zealand Cricket's Bruce Edgar and Black Caps coach Mike Hesson.

The veteran New Zealand spin bowler Dan Vettori has joined up with the Black Caps in Sharjah and is a possibiltiy to play in the third Test against Pakistan starting tomorrow night.

'Landmark' work charts Māori history

 Aroha Harris and Atholl Anderson.

A "landmark" book on Māori has been launched, with high-profile Māori such as Pita Sharples and Sir Tipene O'Regan praising it for its comprehensive coverage of the history of tangata whenua.

Economy lures work-seekers to NZ

auckland airport arrivals

The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long-term has hit an all time high for the third month in a row, as a fast-growing economy attracts people looking for work.

China investment to create 50 new jobs

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Fifty new jobs for Southland and a guaranteed supply chain into China for sheep and beef farmers have been secured in the latest in a series of Chinese investments in the NZ primary sector.