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National dips in poll but still well ahead

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Election 2014 - The National Party's support has fallen in the first opinion poll carried out since Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics was released, though the party is still on 50 percent in Herald-Digi Poll . (AUDIO)

PM faces more questions on SIS issue

John Key.

Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key has more questions to answer over what he knew about the release of SIS information to right-wing blogger Cameron Slater, after insisting his office was told but he was not informed directly. (VIDEO)

Treasury update no Dirty Politics

Brent Edwards, Political Editor

Power Play with Brent Edwards - This week, probably the most important election document was released. But, unlike Nicky Hager's book, it got scant attention.

Ebola patients released from hospital

Dr Kent Brantly

One of the US aid workers who has recovered from an Ebola infection said he was "thrilled to be alive" after he and another patient were discharged from an Atlanta hospital. (AUDIO)

Winegrowers toasting bumper harvest

The wine industry has confirmed a record grape harvest this year.

The New Zealand wine industry has confirmed a record grape harvest this year. All up, 445,000 tonnes of grapes have been picked - about 60,000 more than last year.

Crown to apologise to Ngai Tuhoe

Ngai Tuhoe chief negotiator Tamati Kruger and Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson.

Treaty negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson will formally apologise to Ngai Tuhoe today for the Crown's historical wrong-doings, including land confiscations and wrongful killings.

Bank of America pays record settlement

Bank of America has agreed to pay $16.7 billion to US authorities for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold.

Bank of America has agreed to pay $US16.7 billion to United States authorities for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis.

Parties set out job creation strategies

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The Economic Development Minister says despite recent bad news on the job front, jobs are being created and training is giving people essential skills. Labour is promising to deliver higher-value jobs. (AUDIO)

Cautious welcome for Dunedin plan

A view of the Hillside workshops.

Dunedin leaders are cautiously welcoming Labour's election package for the South Island city promising spending of at least a quarter of a billion dollars. (AUDIO)

Samoa moves to tackle chikungunya

Director General and CEO of Health, Leausa Tole'afoa Dr Take Naseri

All Samoa government ministries, corporations and public schools will be involved in a mass clean up campaign today to stop the spread of chikungunya.

Phoenix confident of getting McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey

The Wellington Phoenix are seeking legal advice but remain confident of signing playmaker Michael McGlinchey who has been told he is still contracted to the Central Coast Mariners.

King Tuheitia opens up at koroneihana

Maori King Tuheitia Paki arriving at a marae near the Whanganui River.

King Tuheitia has opened up about his health and one of his sons getting into trouble with the law - calling the media coverage of the case a "circus".

Migration remains near all-time highs

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The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long term has continued to hover near all-time highs, while the number of Kiwis moving to Australia has plummeted.

Forestry co-op eyes small plantations

A new forestry co-operative is hoping to cash in on New Zealand's so-called wall of wood.

A new forestry co-operative bankrolled by wealthy Chinese and Australian investors is hoping to cash in on this country's so-called 'wall of wood' which is reaching harvestable age. (AUDIO)