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Arrests follow Australian anti-terrorism raids

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One of the largest anti-terrorism operations ever conducted in Australia is under way in Sydney and Brisbane and has led to a number of arrests, police say.

Peters refuses to rule out Greens

NZ First leader Winston Peters.

Election 2014 - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is refusing to rule out working with the Green Party in a governing arrangement with the Labour Party. (AUDIO)

NZ link to Chinese anti-corruption case

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There are reports that Chinese communist party anti-corruption officials are looking to investigate suspects in New Zealand and the National Party President has played a role. (AUDIO)

Pet shop sparks biosecurity alert

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A Tauranga pet store has sparked a biosecurity alert after selling an invasive pest plant it thought was oxygen weed. The store sold Hornwort which can take over waterways.

Countdown to polling on Saturday

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Go to our Election 2014 page for the latest on the campaign trail, Poll of Polls, Power Play, our party leader VIDEOS, Fact or Fiction?,Ask Away and The Big Issues.

Flock Hill denies evicting tourist firm

Flock Hill Station.

The owners of a South Island station deny they are blocking a tourist company's access and are surprised a deal they had agreed to has been derailed and politicised. (AUDIO)

Final push in Scottish referendum

Pro-Independence supporters demonstrate in Glasgow on the eve of Scotland's independence referendum.

On the final day of campaigning before the Scottish independence referendum both sides have made emotional appeals to voters. Polls indicate the outcome is too close to call.

Labour highlights economic policies

David Cunliffe.

Labour leader David Cunliffe believes New Zealanders will embrace the party's economic policies despite a campaign "cluttered" with dirty politics. (AUDIO)

Missing teen to be reunited with family

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An intellectually disabled teenager has been found safe and well after going missing from her family home last night. Police say she is being reunited with her family.

Fiji parties question break in results

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Fiji's Sodelpa party is questioning why vote counting in Fiji's election has been suspended following yesterday's polling.

Chelsea and Man City fail to win

Thomas Mueller of Bayer n Munich and Vincent Kompany of Manchester City.

Five-time European champions Bayern Munich beat Manchester City 1-nil while Chelsea and Schalke drew 1-all in another Anglo-German clash in the European Champions League.

CORRESPONDENT - Rosemary Rangitauira

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With another election looming on Saturday, what are some of the main political issues for tāngata whenua? Te Reo Māori, education, housing and employment are on the list.

Pace of economic activity eases

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The pace of economic activity has eased. Latest gross domestic product figures show it grew 0.7 percent in the June quarter, compared with 1 percent in the previous two quarters.

Water body calls for RMA review

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It is time to review the Resource Management Act and separate its planning and environmental protection functions, national water industry body Water New Zealand says.

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