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No mass surveillance in New Zealand - PM

John Key in studio in Radio New Zealand in Auckland.

Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand contributes information from a number of spy programmes into Five Eyes databases but it is not mass, wholesale surveillance. (AUDIO)

Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse

Martin Crowe

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a cancer relapse. The 51-year-old has been suffering from lymphoma and confirmed it has returned.

Just what is the truth?

David Cunliffe, left, and John Key.

Power Play with Brent Edwards - New surveillance claims have raised serious questions about the GCSB and forced the Prime Minister to make disclosures which had been secret.

Questions over Maori TV restructure

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Maori leaders fear restructuring at Maori Television is politically-motivated and will compromise its independence. Three jobs are tipped to go.

Foreign owners halt high country tours

Flock Hill station.

A company running four-wheel-drive tours claims it has been barred from using a Canterbury high country station by its new American owners and may have to close as a result. (AUDIO)

Murder teen to serve 11-1/2 years plus


A teenager who attacked a homeless and disabled man and left him to die in an Auckland alleyway will serve at least 11-and-a-half years in jail before he is eligible for parole.

Top General hints at US troops in Iraq

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The top US General wants to deploy ground troops in Iraq if bombing the Islamic State is not effective despite the President repeatedly ruling out a large ground mission.

Eminem suing Nats for campaign song

Eminem performing earlier this year in Chicago, Illinois.

National is facing another hurdle in its campaign, with the music publishers behind US rapper Eminem to take legal action over a song in its campaign advert. (AUDIO)

Mining plans to spark protest action

Marthas gold mine near Waihi

A group of Coromandel residents is preparing to take protest and court action to stop a company carrying out early stages of mining in the Karangahake Gorge near Paeroa.

Fiji goes to the polls

Queue at Andrews Primary School, Nadi to vote in Fiji Elections.

Thousands of Fijians are voting in the country's first election since the 2006 coup.

Cowan signs with Blues

Former All Black Jimmy Cowan signs with Tasman.

The 32-year-old former All Blacks halfback Jimmy Cowan has signed for the Blues for next year's Super Rugby competition, adding some much needed experience to the Auckland side.

Court threat over housing accord

A building in Hobsonville is due to be finished later this year.

An Auckland tribal leader is threatening legal action to stop one of the Government's fast-tracked housing developments if the council does not consult with mana whenua.

Dairy prices steady in latest auction


Dairy prices have held steady after five successive declines, remaining near two-year lows. Prices peaked in February but have dropped by nearly a half since then. (AUDIO)

US beef prices predicted to stay high

container ship and exports

New Zealand's biggest beef processor is expecting farmers and the meat industry to benefit from unprecedented prices in the main export market this season.