Latest Bulletin: 8 pm Tuesday 28 July

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Family: Naming of killer 'bittersweet'

A spokesperson for Blessie Gotingco's family says the naming of the man who killed her is a relief but he should have been better monitored. (AUDIO)

Minister quiet on new prison allegations

Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga is refusing to address claims of corruption at Mt Eden Prison, despite revelations today some inmates had been arrested.

Govt promises to help Pharmac if needed

The Prime Minister has promised the Government will give Pharmac extra money if the Trans-Pacific Partnership pushes up drug prices. (AUDIO)

Malaysia PM Najib Razak sacks deputy

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has replaced his deputy amid a continuing financial scandal.

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Seven in court after Head Hunters raids

Seven people have appeared in court on drugs, firearms and money-laundering charges after raids on Head Hunters properties today.

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$75m spent on Chch centre but still no details

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has spent more than $75 million on Christchurch's convention centre but key details remain unknown. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

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McCully meets with US Secretary of State

Foreign Minister Murray McCully discussed New Zealand's presidency of the UN Security Council with John Kerry.

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OKC did not impact Adams' decision

Basketball New Zealand says Steven Adams' American club did not affect the Tall Black's decision to pull out of next month's Olympic qualifiers against Australia.

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Turkey and US 'plan IS-free zone'

Military plans are underway to clear the Islamic State (IS) group from parts of northern Syria, American officials say.

Te Manu Korihi

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The changing sound of Māori vowels

When kuia and kaumātua say Māori vowels are not pronounced like they used to be, they'd be right. (AUDIO)

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China vows market support as shares tumble

Chinese regulators say they are buying shares in an effort to prop up the stock market, following the biggest one-day fall for more than eight years.

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TRC grants $500,000 to flood-hit farmers

The Taranaki Regional Council has announced a $500,000 storm recovery package for farmers who suffered damage in last month's extreme weather.

Low interest rates bring worrying times

Power Play with Brent Edwards - These are worrying times for the Government and the country with the Official Cash Rate cut signalling a faltering economy. (COMMENTS)