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World aghast at James Foley killing

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

US President Barack Obama has said the beheading of US journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".

Boost for St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is to hire dozens of extra front-line staff and cut single-crewed vehicles, but a union for paramedics is worried about some of the proposed roles.

Inspector-General to look into SIS release

Author Nicky Hager.

Election 2014 - The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security will investigate claims the Security Intelligence Service declassified information and gave it to a blogger. (VIDEO)

Key dismisses Labour, Greens plans

John Key talking to the Otago Chamber of Commerce at Forsyth Barr stadium in Dunedin.

Election 2014 - The Greens and Labour will send the country back into deficit if elected, Prime Minister John Key says, as political parties revisit spending promises. (AUDIO)

Video aims to stop sexual violence

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A new video aimed at helping teenagers step in and stop sexual violence at parties has been released. It targets those aged 15 to 18 and was sparked by recent scandals. (VIDEO)

Glen Scanlon to lead RNZ digital

RNZ head of digital media Glen Scanlon

Glen Scanlon is Radio New Zealand's new head of digital media. Mr Scanlon, who is currently the editor at, is expected to join the public broadcaster in October.

Icelandic volcano causes evacuations

Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, affecting millions of travelers.

Icelandic authorities began evacuating people and emergency services are on alert, after warnings that the country's largest volcano - the Bardarbunga - is as risk of eruption.

Labour's plan for Aged Care changes

Elderly man's hand on walking stick.

Election 2014 - The Labour Party will establish an Aged Care Working Group to implement a range of changes in the sector if elected to government, leader David Cunliffe says.

Ngapuhi kaumatua lodges $2.3b claim

Treaty of Waitangi sign

A Ngapuhi kaumatua has lodged a claim for up to $2.3 billion for government delays in settling the land claims of Tai Tokerau hapu. The figure includes accrued interest.

Resilience key to Solomons rebuild

People search the rubble left by flooding in the Solomon Islands.

A 15 million US dollar infrastructure project to help Solomon Islands recover from April's floods will focus on resilience to future disasters.

3 changes to AB's team

All Black flanker Liam Messam

Liam Messam, Ryan Crotty and Conrad Smith all come into the All Blacks starting lineup for Saturday's second Rugby Championship clash with Australia at Eden Park.

PM to consider land wars holiday

Powhiri for the official party at the site of the Battle of Orakau.

The issue of whether or not to create a public holiday to commemorate the historic Maori land wars will be decided after the election, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO)

Power price drop possible - Withers

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Mighty River Power is indicating its prices could come down on the back of a big profit rise - but it will not say by how much or when. It has reported a $212 million net profit. (AUDIO)

Farmers see dairy result as positive

LIC escapes regulations imposed when it controlled dairy herd testing.

Farmers are seeing the overnight Global Dairy Trade results in a positive light, as the whole milk powder price rose by more than three percent, a turnaround from the big falls of the past two auctions. (AUDIO)