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Greenwald and Assange address Auckland crowd

Edward Snowden talking via video link at the meeting.

Election 2014 - More than a thousand people have attended a public meeting in Auckland, with speeches from American journalist Glenn Greenwald and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. READ the highlights here.

Key & Dotcom - the story so far

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Election 2014 - A timeline of the events surrounding internet businessman Kim Dotcom, Prime Minister John Key and the Government's spy agency - the GCSB.

Parata heckled at domestic violence protest

Protest against domestic violence.

Government minister Hekia Parata has been heckled at a rally on domestic violence in Wellington. About 300 people marched from Civic Square to Parliament to highlight the issues. (VIDEO)

Overcrowding problem post-quake

The Parklands house where Corey James died.

A fire investigator says post-quake over-crowding is pushing up the risk of house fires in Canterbury. Corey McLean was killed saving his pregnant friend from a burning house. (AUDIO)

Countdown to polling on 20 September

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Go to our Election 2014 page for the latest on the campaign trail, Poll of Polls, Power Play, our party leader VIDEOS, Fact or Fiction?,Ask Away and The Big Issues.

Woman burned during beauty treatment

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo Baker.

A beauty therapist has breached a patient's rights by not following procedures in treating a woman for patchy skin tone, Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo Baker says.

Blackout in force ahead of Fiji election

Fiji First leader Frank Bainimarama.

Police in Fiji say they will not tolerate any breach of the law in the run-up to the elections on Wednesday - the first poll in the Pacific nation in eight years.

John Key insists data plan was abandoned

Journalist Glenn Greenwald in Radio New Zealand's Auckland studio.

As crowds gathered to hear American journalist Glenn Greenwald, the Prime Minister said a proposal for what he described as a 'broad programme of data protection' was abandoned, in part... (AUDIO)

Court hears of attack on police officer

Walter Tauatevalu, who is charged with the attempted murder of police officer Simon Tate.

A jury at the High Court in Auckland has heard details of an attack on a police officer, by the wife of the man accused of attempted murder. Walter Tauatevalu denies the charge.

Tough penalties if Fiji ban broken

Crowd of polling workers at elections office after pages of names of people needed to work published in morning paper

There is now a black out in force in Fiji on all political activity in the run up to elections on Wednesday.

Botched injection ruins Adams' title shot

Valerie Adams celebrates winning gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand's Olympic and World Shotput champion Valerie Adams' streak of 56 victories at consecutive competitions has been ended by a botched injection.

Sub-tribes happy hearing to be held

Pita Tipene, a Ngati Hine leader, is concerned about hapu members from overseas, who are out of the loop, being nominated for seats.

The united sub-tribes of Ngapuhi say they are elated with the Waitangi Tribunal's decision to hold an urgent hearing into the approval of Tuhoronuku by the Crown to lead settlement negotiations.

Xero rollout to US some years away

Rod Drury.

Xero's founder and chief executive Rod Drury says the rollout to small and medium-sized US-based accountants and bookkeepers is still at least four to five years away.

Swede leaf growth linked to cow deaths

Swedes are a common winter crop in Southland.

Southland dairy farmers are anxious about cows falling ill and dying from grazing swede crops and are looking to vets and other authorities for more information.