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Protecting the safety of our citizens?

Power Play with Brent Edwards - The Government has defended its decision to send troops to Iraq by claiming it will help protect its citizens. But shouldn't safety start at home - or in the workplace?

An end to 'chasing the drunken dollar'?

Christchurch's bars will have to lay off staff if they're forced to close early as part of stricter licensing rules, owners say.

Govt to unveil Auckland housing blocks

The Government will today unveil the first blocks of Crown land in Auckland to be offered to developers for housing.

'This isn't an emergency, but...'

Police are getting fed up with the number of people calling 111 with no actual emergency to report.

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FIFA officials deflect scandal questions

FIFA officials in Auckland have moved to shut down questions about the major corruption scandal facing the sporting body. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

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Cleaning up after wild seas dump debris

Hardy residents of Wellington's wildly beautiful south coast are cleaning up after huge waves dumped debris across the roads and up to some houses this week.

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Govt considers mass KiwiSaver enrolment

Just days after scrapping the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart payment, the Government is considering automatically enrolling all workers in the retirement savings scheme.

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Watling and Anderson unlikely to play second test

Wicketkeeper BJ Watling and allrounder Corey Anderson are unlikely to play in the second cricket Test against England starting at Headingly in Leeds tonight.

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Rinehart loses control of family trust

Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has lost control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long running legal battle.

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Te Manu Korihi

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Changes proposed for NZ place names

The Geographic Board is seeking public feedback on changing the names of geographic and undersea features around the country.

Business News

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Fonterra announces forecast payout

After issuing downbeat payout forecasts prompted by weak dairy prices, Fontera has said it will focus on generating cash to support its hard-hit farmers.

After the storm, tension over aid

RNZI's Koroi Hawkins, who joined a team of medics and engineers in the wake of Cyclone Pam, reports on Vanuatu's recovery for Insight. (VIDEO, AUDIO)