Latest Bulletin: 7 am Wednesday 14 October

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Vincent emotional in Cairns case

The judge in Chris Cairns' perjury trial had to step in and cut short proceedings today after Lou Vincent struggled to recall events under cross examination.

MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says.

Jobseeker benefit for cancer patients 'ludicrous'

Hundreds of cancer patients are being placed on the Jobseeker benefit while they are getting treatment. (COMMENTS)

Young NZers told to take risks with KiwiSaver

Young New Zealanders are being too safe when it comes to their choice of KiwiSaver funds, a new report warns. (COMMENTS)

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Industry counts cost of 1080 threat

The 1080 infant formula threat cost New Zealand's dairy sector millions of dollars in loss of reputation, an industry body says.

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Govt considers TPP OIA appeal

The government is considering whether to appeal against a court decision finding Trade Minister Tim Groser acted unlawfully over TPP information requests.

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Nigel Owens to ref All Blacks quarter-final

The Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the All Blacks World Cup quarter-final against France in Cardiff on Sunday morning.

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Lost hunter survived by eating ants

A hunter who was lost in the remote West Australian Goldfields for almost a week without water has been found.

Te Manu Korihi

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Dame Whina honoured on land march anniversary

Forty years to the day after she led the Māori land march to Parliament, Dame Whina Cooper is being remembered as a visionary leader.

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Angel investing slips but expected to pick up

Angel investing has slipped over the first half of the year because of a slowing economy but it is expected to pick up in the second half.

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DairyNZ income tipped to drop

DairyNZ's income is forecast to fall over the next year as farmers tighten milk supply.

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)