Latest Bulletin: 10 am Monday 5 October

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The wheeling, dealing car part thieves

Police are warning car owners that thieves are targeting everything from spare wheels to car seats to make a quick buck online. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

TPP talks down to the wire

There is growing confidence the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal will be settled today, but one major obstacle still stands in the way. (VIDEO, AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Swear you're not the leak, insists MoH

The Ministry of Health has forced senior managers to sign statements swearing that they did not leak controversial proposals to reform district health boards. (AUDIO)

Filipino workers panicking over visa probe

An investigation by Immigration New Zealand into false documents is causing fear and panic amongst the Filipino community in South Canterbury. (AUDIO)

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Parole changes better for victims, says board chair

Victims will get a better deal under a toughened up law that gives convicted criminals fewer chances to gain parole, the Parole Board chairman says.

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Wild wind cuts power for hundreds

Hundreds of homes in Dunedin, Central Otago and Canterbury are still without power after strong winds wreaked havoc across the South Island, yesterday. (AUDIO)

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Putin protecting Syrian relationship says Key

Prime Minister John Key says reports that Russian forces are mostly bombing rebels in Syria, and not Islamic State, are hardly surprising.

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Ireland seal place in RWC knockout stage

Ireland secured their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals but were far from convincing in their first real test of the competition, squeezing past Italy 16-9 to move on to a group decider against France.

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Deadly floods hit French Riviera

Violent storms and flooding have hit south-eastern France, killing at least 16 people with three more missing, officials say.

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Helicopter pilot dies fighting New Caledonia fire

A helicopter fighting a forest fire in New Caledonia has crashed killing its pilot while a mechanic on board remains missing.

Te Manu Korihi

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Tribunal to hear opposition to Maori land review

An East Coast Māori landowner who said a review of Māori land laws would undermine her rights has made a strong enough case to be heard by the Waitangi Tribunal.

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Fracking prices falling - energy agency

The American Department of Energy says the cost of fracking, horizontal drilling and other technologies is falling fast.

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DoC decision expected on dam land swap

The Department of Conservation is understood to be set to announce whether to deregister protected conservation estate to make way for the Ruataniwha Dam.

Detained Kiwis bring difficult questions

Power Play - Does New Zealand and Australia's special relationship justify requesting special treatment for New Zealanders being held in detention? (COMMENTS)