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Webster lands sprint gold for New Zealand

Sam Webster celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's sprint final in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

New Zealand has claimed its second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with track cyclist Sam Webster winning the men's sprint race in Glasgow. He beat England's Jason Kenney in a thrilling final.

Israel rejects Kerry's Gaza ceasefire bid

Smoke billows from a building hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.

Israel's security cabinet has rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal by US Secretary of State John Kerry. It would have halted 18 days of fighting between Israel and Islamist group Hamas.

India takes aim at Glasgow's facilities

India's chef de mission has criticised the food, space, bathrooms and TV sets in Glasgow.

India's chef de mission at the Commonwealth Games has reportedly criticised the food, space, bathrooms and TV sets in the athletes village in Glasgow as being far inferior to Delhi.

CORRESPONDENT Alex Coogan-Reeves

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While it is not going to be the biggest or the best sporting event held this year, the Commonwealth Games still deserves a place in the sporting landscape of the future.

PM stands by Brownlee over breach

Gerry Brownlee.

The Prime Minister is continuing to stand by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee, even though he is being investigated over a breach of airport security. (AUDIO)

Green light for 'holiday highway'

Car side mirror framing bumper to bumper traffic at Warkworth.

A special Board of Inquiry has approved a plan to build to a major new stretch of highway connecting Auckland to Northland at a cost of over $750 million. (AUDIO)

Attack on Gaza school sparks protests

Distraught relatives outside a hospital morgue following the attack on the UN-run school

At least two Palestinians have been killed and scores wounded in the West Bank during a protest against Israel's military campaign in Gaza that has seen the death toll climb above 800. (AUDIO)

Silver Ferns sputter to first win

Casey Kopua of the Silver Ferns during a Netball Preliminary Group A match against Malawi. Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Friday 25 July 2014.

The New Zealand Netball team were pushed all the way before edging to a 50-47 win over Malawi in their opening match of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Kaipara ratepayers 'liable' for debt

Mangawhai ratepayers say they expect to appeal against a High Court decision on the legality of their rates.

The High Court has ruled that Kaipara ratepayers must pay for debts the council ran up for the $60 million Mangawhai sewerage scheme, which they didn't told about. (AUDIO)

Ancient settlement remains found in Tongan village

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More remains of an ancient settlement outside the small village of Nukuleka, in Tonga, have been excavated by a team of Canadian archaeologists.

Ngati Ruanui opposes mining appeal

Black iron-sand of Taranaki's Ahu Ahu Beach

Ngati Ruanui is opposing an appeal by a company which wants to mine iron sand on the South Taranaki coast and has filed an application in the High Court to fight it.

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