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ACT, NZ First vying for 'redneck vote' - Flavell

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

The ACT Party and New Zealand First are vying for the "redneck vote" with their rhetoric around what they call race-based law, Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says. (AUDIO)

Police to release Crewe inquiry review

Harvey and Jeanette Crewe on their wedding day.

The police will on Wednesday release the findings of the review into one of the country's most controversial cases - the murders of Jeanette and Harvey Crewe.

NZ swim, bike to Glasgow Games gold

Lauren Boyle after being presented with her Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 400m freestyle.

Para swimmer Sophie Pascoe has joined fellow swimmer Lauren Boyle and mountain biker Anton Cooper on the gold medal podium in the latest Commonwealth Games action.

Rush to flush after drug dog warning

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Jetstar has confirmed a crew member warned passengers returning from a music festival about drugs dogs waiting at Sydney airport. The warning prompted a rush to the toilets.

US, EU extend sanctions on Russia

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The United States and the European Union have agreed the toughest sanctions yet against Russia over its support for rebels in Ukraine. Moscow denies it is supplying weapons.

Farmers face losses after forecast cut

Dairy farmer inspects herd.

Federated Farmers predicts a drop in forecast milk payouts will leave a fifth of dairy farmers unable to make a profit. Fonterra cut its forecast to $6 per kilo of milk solids. (AUDIO)

Bombing intensifies in Gaza Strip

Palestinians carry the bodies of two men as smoke rises over Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

More than 100 Palestinians, including seven entire families, are said to have been killed after Israel intensified its bombing of Gaza and warned of a long conflict ahead.

Gold and silver at mountainbiking

Anton Cooper wins 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain bike gold.

A day to remember for New Zealand at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mountain bike park with Anton Cooper winning gold and Sam Gaze silver in the men's competition.

Teacher struck off for abusing students

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A teacher who physically and psychologically abused year nine students has been censured and deregistered. The man hit, kicked and swore at misbehaving students in 2011 and 2012.

Fiji gets positive scorecard from NGO on elections

The Executive Director of the Citizens Constitutional Forum Akuila Yabaki.

Fiji has received a fairly positive scorecard so far in progress towards elections which are free and fair.

Actor dismisses claims of Mana support

Cliff Curtis.

Cliff Curtis is dismissing claims he endorses the Mana Party. An online article cites the actor as the "latest celebrity to publicly declare support for the Mana Movement".