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PM holidaying in Hawaii when office briefed

John Key

Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key was holidaying in Hawaii when his office was briefed by the Security Intelligence Service on the release of information to a right-wing blogger, he says. (VIDEO)

Couple accused of MH370 theft

MH370  prayer service

A Malaysian bank officer and her husband have been charged with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealing from the accounts of four people on missing flight MH370.

NZEI rejects key Government policy

primary school class and teacher

Election 2014 - Thousands of primary school teachers and principals have rejected the Government's flagship education policy that pays counterparts to raise achievement. (AUDIO)

Hundreds of North Island jobs at risk

Jobs at Infracon could be lost in Hastings, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Woodville and Palmerston North.

Hundreds of jobs are set to go in the North Island, with moves to liquidate a roading contractor and stationery giant Croxley considering closing its Auckland factory. (AUDIO)

Pledge to rebuild Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin Hospital

Election 2014 - The Labour Party has announced plans for Dunedin Hospital and retaining jobs, including keeping an agresearch centre open and reopening Hillside Workshops.

Concerns over Pike re-entry delay

A memorial at Blackball to the Pike River miners, where the 29 dead included contractors.

A spokesperson for some of the families of the 29 men killed in the Pike River mine explosion in November 2010 is concerned Solid Energy is stalling the mine re-entry.

Abbott warns of terror acts at home

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Australia cannot let down its guard against homegrown terrorism or risk "sickening" acts of barbarity like those in Iraq playing out at home.

Bloggers haven't joined standards code

David Farrar has his copy of

No bloggers have yet signed up to its year-old code intended to create standards for journalism on the internet, the Online Media Standards Authority says.

Earthquake claim delays for vulnerable

Thousands of owners of damaged homes in Canterbury are still waiting for their insurance claims to be resolved.

Close to 6000 Cantabrians classed as vulnerable, including the elderly and those with poor health, are still waiting for their earthquake insurance claims to be resolved.

Tahiti's Flosse charged with misuse of power

Gaston Flosse

French Polynesia's president, Gaston Flosse, has been charged with misuse of power in the way he awarded a US$55 million contract a decade ago to build Tahiti's new hospital.

'Ref cost us' say All Blacks

Jaco Peyper sinbins Beauden Barrett during the 1st Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney.

The All Blacks are blaming South African referee Jaco Peyper for their failure to win an 18th straight Test match, when they drew the first Bledisloe Cup against the Wallabies in Sydney at the weekend.

Call for auction house to return taonga

Taonga Puoro

A specialist in traditional Maori custom and the arts is demanding the return of scared taonga, or treasure, that have been put up for sale by the auction house Sotheby's. (AUDIO)

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.

Northland farmers 'severely affected'

Flooding at Hukerenui, Northland.

A Northland dairy farmer says the future is bleak for many in the industry in the region, particularly farm workers, after flooding, a fall in the milk payout and increased rates.