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Latest Bulletin: 6 am Monday 8 February

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Pies and the Presidential Primaries

A Kiwi piemaker based in the United States talks to RNZ's Jane Patterson about his views on the American elections.

McCully condemns North Korean launch

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is condemning North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.

Pilot found dead in glider wreckage

The pilot of a glider which went missing near Mackenzie Basin in the South Island has been found dead among the wreckage.

NZ wins Sydney Sevens final

The New Zealand men's rugby sevens team have narrowly won the final of the Sydney leg of the World Series, beating Australia 27-24.

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AFFCO threatens workers over Waitangi Day

AFFCO is threatening workers at its Rangiuru plant with disciplinary action if they refuse to work the Waitangi Day public holiday, the Meat Workers' Union says.

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Canada stops sharing Five Eyes data

Canada's electronic spy agency has suspended sharing some data with New Zealand's government spy agency and other partners in the Five Eyes alliance.

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Tongan PM unconcerned about death threats

There will be no review of security for the Tongan Prime Minister and no investigation into revelations that 'Akilisi Pohiva has received death threats.

World News

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More than 100 still trapped beneath rubble

More than 100 people are still trapped beneath the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower that collapsed in a powerful earthquake yesterday.

Sports News

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Warriors trounced in Nines final

The Parramatta Eels have spoiled the hometown party by smashing the New Zealand Warriors 22-4 to claim the NRL Auckland Nines title.

Regional News

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Fishing off pier banned ... but only on Sundays

The Christchurch City Council has banned fishing off the New Brighton pier on Sundays, from today.

Te Manu Korihi

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Waitangi Tribunal's findings 'bizarre' - minister

The Waitangi Tribunal's draft findings on proposed changes to laws governing Māori land have been dismissed as "bizarre" by Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson.

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TPP protesters are 'anti-American'

A group of prominent business leaders says it is incomprehensible people are protesting against the TPP, with one saying the protests are "anti-American". (COMMENTS)

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World dairy prices drop sharply

International dairy prices, whole milk powder in particular, slumped further in the latest global auction overnight. (COMMENTS)

TPP protests show confusion over deal

Power Play - Protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership highlighted the fear and lack of understanding about the deal, writes Chris Bramwell. (VIDEO, COMMENTS)