Latest Bulletin: 8 pm Sunday 1 February

Warriors bow out to Sharks

The Warriors have lost their National Rugby League Nines quarter-final 14-12 to the Cronulla Sharks at Eden Park.

Support for National increasing

Public support for the National Party is going up just a few months after the start of its third term in Government.

Kaitaki ferry passengers delayed after fault

About 700 passengers had their trips across the Cook Strait delayed today after a fault on the Interislander's Kaitaki put back sailings more than three hours.

Rain not getting to most needed areas

Rain and cooler temperatures are bringing much needed moisture to many parts of the country, but the areas most in need are still missing out.

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Insight and Focus on Politics provide in-depth coverage of current issues.

National News

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Fonterra stops selling cheese direct to US

Fonterra has stopped selling cheese directly to the United States.

Teachers Council confirms investigation

The Teachers Council has confirmed it is investigating the head of an Auckland Charter School which is set to open its doors to students for the first time this week.

Blue light potential for Parkinson's treatment

Blue light and an internet cable could be used to treat Parkinson's disease with potentially less side effects than current treatments.

Climate refugee takes fight to Supreme Court

A climate refugee seeking asylum in New Zealand is taking his fight to the Supreme Court.

Ko youngest ever world No 1

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has made history by becoming the youngest ever world number one.

Military wages lag inflation, labour market

Figures released by the Minister of Defence show the wages of military personnel are not increasing at anywhere near the rate of inflation.

Regional News

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Five houses evacuated after bomb scare

Five houses had to be evacuated in the Greymouth suburb of Cobden following a bomb scare last night.

Police name woman found dead in Stratford

A post mortem is being held on the body of a 71 year old Taranaki woman found dead at her home in Stratford on Friday.

Partygoers asked to contact police after fire

Police want to hear from partygoers at a house which was badly damaged in a house fire in the Christchurch suburb of Edgeware early this morning.

Political News

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Little 'encouraged' by Queensland result

The New Zealand Labour Party says it will be talking to its counterpart in Australia after its incredible comeback in the Queensland state elections.

Green Party can now reposition itself - Morgan

Gareth Morgan says Russel Norman's resignation as co-leader gives an opportunity for the Green Party to reposition itself.

No man-drought in the Greens, says Turei

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says the party has no shortage of high-calibre male candidates from which to pick a replacement for Russel Norman.

Sports News

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Lydia Ko makes history in Florida

New Zealand's Lydia Ko has made history by becoming the youngest ever world number one, men's or women's, in the history of professional golf.

Stags take out Ford Trophy

The Central Districts cricketers have beaten Auckland by 78 runs to win the domestic one day final at Colin Maiden Park in Auckland.

Kiwi runs sub-60 minute half marathon

Zane Robertson has become the first New Zealander to run under 60 minutes for the half marathon, as he finished second at a race in Japan.

World News

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Massive swing to Labor in Queensland election

The Australian Labor Party in Queensland is claiming one of the greatest comebacks in the country's political history.

Japan says beheading video appears genuine

The Japanese government says a video showing the beheading of Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto is genuine.

Lightning strikes baby, toddler and parents

A baby aged 12 weeks, a boy aged 18 months and their parents have been struck by lightning at a polling station on the Gold Coast.

Pacific News

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NZ Air Force flies first patrol in Fiji since 2006

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion has patrolled Fiji's exclusive economic zone for the first time since defence ties were suspended in 2006.

Cyclone Ola not expected to reach land

A category 1 tropical cyclone is moving slowly northwest of New Caledonia but is not expected to reach land.

Watchdog: Solomons' policy unit 'cumbersome'

A Solomon Islands watchdog says a Government move to establish a policy monitoring unit will be cumbersome and ineffective.

Te Manu Korihi

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Maori doctor backs call for stomach stapling

A Maori doctor is backing a demand for more stomach stapling operations, after a weight loss surgeon called on more government money to combat the problem.

Non-Maori urged to connect with Maori

There are too many schisms between Māori and non-Māori according to a church leader, who is urging non-Māori to work harder to form positive relationships with tāngata whenua.

Manawatu tribe claims ancient toki

A Manawatu tribe is making a claim on an ancient argillite adze that was found in southern Wairarapa last year.

Business News

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Cheese makers welcome raw milk decision

Specialist cheese makers are welcoming a decision by the New Zealand and Australian health ministers to allow a wider range of cheeses to be made from raw milk.

Record migration pushes housing issue

Analysts warn more houses are needed after a record number of migrants were attracted to New Zealand last year.

NZ Oil & Gas prepare for period of low oil prices

New Zealand Oil & Gas said it was preparing for an extended period of materially lower oil prices.

Rural News

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Dry conditions reverse milk supply forecast

Fonterra has been forced to trim its milk supply forecast for the season as the flow from parched pastures dries up.

Kiwi fruit industry to be targeted

The Labour Inspectorate will be targeting the kiwifruit industry over the coming months to stamp out any employment breaches.

PGPs aim to boost venison, lamb markets

The Government has approved two new primary growth research partnerships (PGP), with the deer and red meat industries. It will fund almost half of a $16 million programme to give venison a boost.

Andrew Little in testing times

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Just a couple of months into his new job as Labour Party leader Andrew Little is finding out how difficult it can be.

RMA changes tilt the balance

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Two years after the Government abandoned plans to overhaul the Resource Management Act it is now set to make sweeping changes.

Bar owners fight regulation

Insight reports on Queenstown bar owners who say they are in the best position to manage drinking in the resort and say extra regulations are not needed. (AUDIO)