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Labour MPs agree to review campaign

David Cunliffe after the seven-hour caucus meeting.

Election 2014 - Labour MPs have emerged from a seven-hour caucus meeting having agreed to review the party's 2014 election campaign - its worst since 1922. (VIDEO)

'Good samaritan' bashed over bag

CCTV footage of a man police want to talk to following an attempted bag snatch on the North Shore.

A woman has a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain after going to help a woman who was having her bag snatched on Auckland's North Shore, police say. (AUDIO)

NZers to pay to visit Treaty grounds

Waitangi Treaty grounds.

New Zealanders will again have to pay to enter the Waitangi Treaty grounds, the Waitangi National Trust says. Visits have been free since 2008 but the trust needs the money. (AUDIO)

US, allies launch air attacks on IS

People inspect a shop damaged after what Islamist State militants say was a US drone crashed into a communication station in Raqqa.

The US and Arab allies have launched the first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the Pentagon says. The Syrian government was told before the attack. (AUDIO)

Meeting with PM positive - Flavell

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

Election 2014 - Today's meeting between Prime Minister John Key and Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell has been described as "positive". (AUDIO)

Terry Serepisos appears in court

Terry Sereposis.

Terry Serepisos will not be automatically discharged from bankruptcy due to opposition by the Official Assignee. He was arrested at Wellington Airport yesterday.

Israel kills teens' murder suspects

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) eulogizes at the funeral for the three Israeli teens.

Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.

Hager sceptical on Ede resignation

About 2500 party supporters attended the National Party campaign launch in Manukau.

Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager does not believe National Party advisor Jason Ede - named in the book as John Key's "black ops man" - has resigned voluntarily. (AUDIO)

Stove element behind fire - Fire Service

Parklands fire

Initial inquiries into a house fire in Christchurch which claimed the life of a teenage boy suggest a stove element may have been left on, a Fire Service spokesperson says.

Fiji opposition upbeat about change

Ro Teimumu Kepa, Fiji's SODELPA leader

Fiji's main opposition party says despite a disappointing election result, there will be positive changes in the new parliament.

Van Dyk to make swansong in Fast5

Irene van Dyk.

Irene van Dyk will play for the Fast5 Ferns in November's international five-a-side netball tournament in Auckland in what's set to be her final appearance for New Zealand.

Health unit targets pregnant smokers

pregnant woman

The Waikato DHB's Maori health unit is urging the Government to develop a national plan with compulsory referrals for pregnant smokers to help them quit.

Super fund to look at climate risks

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The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is backing a global investment study to better assess the risks and and opportunities associated with climate change.

Rotorua farmers await nitrogen rules

Lake Rotorua primary producers are eager to learn about new nitrogen rules.

Dairy farmers, lifestyle block owners and horse riders packed into a football clubroom last night in Rotorua to hear about how new nitrogen rules will affect them.