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PM defends office over SIS release

Prime Minister John Key

Election 2014 - Prime Minister John Key is defending his office for not informing him about an information release to a right-wing blogger in 2011, saying it deals with hundreds of Official Information Act requests. (VIDEO)

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.

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.

200-plus jobs at risk in Hawke's Bay

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

Over two hundred jobs are likely to be lost in Central Hawke's Bay after the directors of the roading contractor Infracon recommended the company be liquidated.

Pledge to rebuild Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin Hospital

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

Health workers halt industrial action

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Planned industrial action by nearly 12,000 health workers has been called off after a pay agreement was struck following mediation between the PSA and district health boards.

Attorney General arrives in Ferguson

US Attorney General Eric Holder,(left) with Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Patrol.

US Attorney General Eric Holder has met the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager who was killed by police in Ferguson, and has promised an independent investigation into the death.

Inequality between races 'widening'

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A new study by Victoria University shows that the gap in inequality between Maori and Pacific people and Pakeha has widened on a number of measures, including obesity and unemployment.

IPCA backs police dog handler

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The Independent Police Conduct Authority has ruled a Nelson police dog handler was justified in releasing his dog to stop a man he believed was a suspect in a burglary.

Party says consultation needed over term Fijian

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The leader of One Fiji Party, Filimoni Vosarogo, says it's unfair to use the term Fijian to refer to every citizen in the country.

'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.

Te Tai Tokerau jobless at 18% - Labour

David Cunliffe.

Labour leader David Cunliffe says the unemployment rate for Maori in Te Tai Tokerau has soared to 18 percent - and up to a third of young Maori are now out of work.

No price drop for Mighty River, despite profit

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The head of Mighty River Power has said power prices will not be coming down, following the huge net profit of $212 million announced by the energy company yesterday. (AUDIO)

Food markets told to join forces

NZ and businessmen.

An agribusiness authority told an industry conference that food exporters and marketers selling into China should be doing a lot more to work collectively under a NZ Inc. banner.

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