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ASHBURTON LATEST - WINZ office had trespass order against shooting suspect

Manhunt ends as man apprehended

SAS members walk into Ashburton Police Station.

Police have announced they have caught Russell John Tully after two people were killed this morning in Ashburton. The suspect was found on a rural road in the Lake Hood area. (AUDIO)

Ashburton - reaction over the day

Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett addresses the media in Ashburton.

There's been a widespread response to events in Ashburton. John Key said he was shocked and dismayed, and WINZ offices across the South Island closed early. (VIDEO)

Retired judge likely to chair inquiry - Key

John Key

Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key says an independent person, probably a retired judge, will chair an inquiry into allegations surrounding former Minister Judith Collins. (VIDEO)

Man in custody after Wellington chase

Police looking for the 'armed' man in Wellington.

A 23-year-old man is in police custody and is being questioned after a chase through Wellington CBD this afternoon. Police say he was chased through a hotel by armed police with dogs.

Countdown to polling on 20 September

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Head of IRD scam Katrina Briggs jailed

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The head of a sophisticated online IRD scam that cost tax payers $700,000 has been jailed. Katrina Briggs pleaded guilty to a representative charge of causing loss by deception.

US Senators urge arms to fight Russia

Pro-Russian fighters sit on a tank in southeast of Donetsk, August 31.

Leading American senators have called for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is 'a Russian invasion' and that President Putin must face a cost for his 'aggression'. (AUDIO)

SIS inspector confirms calling witnesses

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has confirmed she has called a number of people to give evidence to her inquiry into the release of SIS information to Cameron Slater.

Woman dead after being hit by train

St John ambulance.

A woman has died after being hit by a train in Napier this afternoon. Police say the train driver will be interviewed, but they are not certain if he knew the woman had been run over.

45 Fiji soldiers now believed to be held in Syria

The 45 Fiji soldiers captured by al-Nusra in Golan Heights.

Fiji authorities now say that 45 of its soldiers are being held by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, one more than has been claimed for the past three days.

All Blacks admit Pumas win inevitable

Conrad Smith

The All Blacks centre Conrad Smith concedes its only a matter of time before Argentina beat the All Blacks.

Judge allows group at Marine Act bid

Coastline at Mahia.

A group which opposes the Marine and Coastal Act has been granted permission to be heard on an iwi's application for customary marine title in Ikaroa-Rawhiti.

APN considering asset float

The New Zealand Herald

APN News & Media may float its New Zealand assets and list them on the local stock exchange. APN's assets include the New Zealand Herald, and Newstalk ZB and ZM.

Northland farmers in clean-up mode

Hikurangi Swamp is one of the hardest hit areas in Northland.

Farmers in many parts of Northland are again facing a cleanup after heavy rain over the weekend.

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