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Greenwald claims NZ data already collected

Glenn Greenwald in Radio New Zealand's Auckland studio.

Election 2014 - US journalist Glenn Greenwald says he will release information today showing New Zealanders have been the target of mass surveillance by the GCSB and international spy agencies. (AUDIO)

Fatal fire tenant told of overcrowding

The Parklands house where Corey James died.

The Christchurch woman who lost her home in a fatal fire at the weekend was warned just a few weeks ago about having too many people living there, Housing New Zealand says. (AUDIO)

POLL of POLLS with Colin James

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Election 2014 - National goes into the last week with enough support to govern with just ACT's David Seymore and Peter Dunne of United Future. Its latest average was 47.1%.

More possible backpacker victims

The lodge in Kaitaia.

Two more potential victims have come forward in the investigation of sex assault allegations at a Northland tourist hostel, police say. The owner faces drugging and sexual assult charges.

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.

Young underestimate smoking risks


New research claims the tobacco industry is taking advantage of young adults' inability to make informed decisions. The study involved interviews with 18- to-25-year-olds.

Queen urges Scots to think carefully

Queen Elizabeth

The Queen has made her first public comments on the Scottish referendum on independence from Britian, saying she hopes people will think carefully about their future.

Mana pledges state house programme

Hone Harawira.

The Mana party has released its housing policy, which includes building 10,000 state homes each year and a low-interest Maori home ownership scheme.

Bogus collectors target Taranaki

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Taranaki police are warning the public about a group of bogus collectors who claim to be fund raising for the region's air ambulance, targetting New Plymouth, Hawera and Opunake.

Solomons aims for November election

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The Solomon Islands electoral commission plans to hold the general election in November. The exact date will be announced by the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui.

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.

Flavell warns Maori seats at risk

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell is warning tangata whenua that if they do not vote carefully, it could mean the end of Maori seats.

Services sector activity remains robust


Activity in the services sector has remained robust, with the BNZ-Business New Zealand Performance of Services Index edging down half a point to 57.1 in August from July.

Dairy cows die after grazing on swedes

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Two to three hundred dairy cows may have died and many others have become ill after grazing on swede crops in Southland. The mild winter could be to blame, vets say.