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Poll fraud claims lack credibility - Fiji govt

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Fiji's Minister of Elections Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has rejected five political parties' claims of a fraudulent election.

National, Greens down in latest poll


Election 2014 - Support for National and the Greens has slipped, while support for New Zealand First has increased according to the latest One News Colmar Brunton poll out this evening.

Scottish referendum voting begins

Pro-independence 'Yes' supporters gather ahead of the referendum.

People in Scotland have begun voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation with a historically high turnout expected from voters.

Charge after Australian terror raids

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A man has appeared in a Sydney court charged with conspiracy to prepare for a terrorist attack on Australian soil, after a counter-terrorism operation in Sydney and Brisbane.

Countdown to polling on Saturday

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Jockey guilty over betting charges

David Walker giving evidence

A racing judicial committee has found a jockey guilty of betting on a rival horse and then deliberately riding to ensure his bets were successful.

Approval for US plan to arm Syrians

US President Barack Obama meets with Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State General John Allen at the White House in Washington, DC,

The US House of Representatives has approved President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels as part of a planned war against Islamic State.

Nurses get chance to grill politicians

From left to right: The facilitator of the panel, Richard Harman; Labour's health spokesperson Annette King; New Zealand First health spokesperson Barbara Stewart; the Green Party spokesman Kevin Hague; and Maarama Fox of the Maori Party.

Nurses have grilled politicians about health problems just two days ahead of the general election at the Nurses Organisation annual conference, today.

Small victory for flood-prone residents

Properties in the Flockton Basin have been repeatedly flooded.

Flood-prone residents in Christchurch are claiming a small victory after getting a high court case about the risk to their land shifted from Wellington to Christchurch.

Fiji government rejects poll fraud claims

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji's Attorney-General

Fiji's Minister of Elections Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has rejected five political parties' claims of a fraudulent election.

Test loss wouldn't hurt All Blacks says former coach

Graham Henry and Richie McCaw after the 2011 Rugby World Cup final.

The World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has suggested it wouldn't hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game before they defend the Webb Ellis trophy next year in England.

Business programme facing closure

Aroha Mead says the process has not been respectful.

The director of the Māori Business Programme at the University of Victoria says she is devastated that it is facing closure due to declining numbers. It began in 2000. The...

Heftier pay rises on the way - English

Finance Minister Bill English.

Finance Minister Bill English says the growing economy is set to deliver heftier pay rises to workers but unions argue workers are in danger of missing out.

French formula firm plans expansion

Nutricia Karicare formula produced by Danone.

French-owned infant formula company Nutricia ANZ, a subsidiary of food giant Danoe, plans to double the capacity of the processing plants acquired in New Zealand.